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Monday, October 31, 2016

University of Cambridge Accepts PhD in LCS Student Into Visiting Scholars Program

Pierce Williams was selected as a Visiting Scholar in Cambridge for fall 2017.PhD in LCS student Pierce Williams is selected as a Visiting Scholar at University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom for fall 2017. Williams will travel to Cambridge to attend specialist classes in history and science to enhance his dissertation, work with renowned scholars, and explore rare materials in the university’s archives. MORE
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CMU Students Collecting Pieces of Broken Relationships

The infamous break-up Post-it note Carrie Bradshaw received in Sex in the City.At one point or another, we’ve all either been the Carrie Bradshaw on the receiving end of Sex and the City’s infamous break-up Post-it or the Jack Berger dishing it out. Whether through note, a neutral drifting apart or in the harrowing line, “It’s not me, it’s you,” we’ve all lost love. Carnegie Mellon University students are giving Pittsburghers the opportunity to release their own lost loves in the Museum of Broken Relationships- Pittsburgh. Through two classes, students are reaching out to the Pittsburgh community and asking for their stories and physical representations of broken relationships of any kind – familial, friendships, marriages or even with pets. MORE
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I'm Not the Person You Know But the Guy That You See

Kevin Lee won first place in last year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards with his poem.Senior electrical engineering major Kevin Lee won first place in the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards college poetry category. MORE
Monday, September 12, 2016

What English Department Faculty Did This Summer

Faculty members attended conferences this summer.Some of the English Department's instructors traveled the globe giving speeches, finishing pieces of writing and received grants to start new projects. Read on to find out who did what.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

English Department Students Went Worldwide This Summer

Blake Chasen traveled to Rwanda as part of CMU's Project Rwanda.Stories on what some of our students did this summer. Including:  Project Rwanda, working with Hollywood movie stars and more! MORE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Q&A with City Theatre Company’s Clare Drobot

creative writing alumna clare drobot is the director of new play development at city theatre

The New York Times once described City Theatre Company as “Pittsburgh’s most innovative theater company.” As its Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot (CW’05) is responsible for reading scripts submitted by writers and helping develop the company’s season of plays.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Creative Writing Alumna Wins National Fiction Prize

creative writing alumna anne ray has won the national danahy fiction prize Anne Ray (CW ’00) has won the national Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story, “Please Repeat My Name.” The Danahy Fiction Prize is given annually for previously unpublished works of short fiction entries that are judged by “Tampa Review,” the faculty-edited literary journal of the University of Tampa.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Career Guidance: New Course Explores Options, Helps Students Prepare

pathwaysIn the “Pathways: Dietrich College Career Exploration Seminar” mini course, students will meet alumni, learn about their career trajectories and use their stories to inspire their own professional development plans. The course will be led by English Department Special Faculty Member Jennifer Keating-Miller.

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