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Friday, December 9, 2016

Former Faculty Member Gives Back to CMU Students

Co-founder and former co-director of the Communications Design Center, Siegel, who now runs a brand identity consultancy Siegelvision, gifted CMU English’s Alan and Gloria Siegel Awards for Professional Writing. Senior Emmett Eldred (CW, PW) took home this year’s first-prize. MORE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Teaching Shakespeare

Michael Witmore and Peggy Knapp discussed Teaching Shakespeare at CMU.As part of “Teaching Shakespeare,” an event in celebration of the writer, Knapp and Witmore  discussed Shakespeare’s legacy in modern times and on CMU’s campus. The key point of this being Shakespeare’s constant metamorphosis.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Students Publish "Confessions From Pittsburgh"

The book cover for Confessions from PittsburghProfessor Jane Bernstein's class is publishing a book of their work from curating the Museum of Broken Relationships Pittsburgh. MORE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rhetoric, LCS Students Win Teaching Award

Mary Glavan and Juliann Reineke were the recipients of the 2016 English Department Graduate Student Teaching Award.PhD in Rhetoric student Mary Glavanand PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies student Juliann Reineke were the recipients of the 2016 English Department Graduate Student Teaching Award.
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

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