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Monday, August 24, 2015

MA in LCS Alum’s First Book Examines 1950s Nostalgia

MA in LCS alum Michael Dwyer's first book examines 1950s nostalgiaMaster of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies Alum Michael Dwyer’s first book “Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties” is not your usual coffee table read looking at 1950s nostalgia.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Danielle Pieratti Wins National Poetry Award

danielle pieratti won the Idaho prize for poetryThe Idaho Prize for Poetry has selected “Fugitives,” a manuscript by Creative Writing alumna Danielle Pieratti (CMU’00), as its 2015 winner. MORE
Friday, July 17, 2015

CMU Filmmakers Need Your Vote To Win $100K

yulin kuang storyteller contestThree Carnegie Mellon University filmmakers are competing to win $100K. MORE
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

English Alumna Wins Major Poetry Prize

marci calabretta won the 2015 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry Marci Calabretta has won the 2015 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Part of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series, the award is given annually for excellent new book-length works. MORE
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

News Maker: Alumna Brittany McCandless

brittany mccandless cbs this morning associate producerIt’s safe to say that Brittany McCandless (DC’08) knew she wanted to be a journalist at a young age.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Creative Writing Alumna Releases E-book on Alzheimer’s

amy berger's first e-bookCarnegie Mellon alumna Amy Berger’s (CW’00) new e-book, “The Alzheimer’s Antidote,” is a remedy for preventing the fear, confusion, and hopelessness Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients and their caregivers feel.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Gay Giordano (CW ’82) Debuts Poetry Collection

gay giordano publishes first bookGay Giordano recently published her first poetry collection of dreamlike poems, "Waking From So Rich A Nightmare."

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rhetoric Alumna, Jennifer Andrus, Publishes First Book

rhetoric alumni jennifer andrus In “Entextualizing Domestic Violence: Language Ideology and Violence Against Women in the Anglo-American Hearsay Principle,” Ph.D. in Rhetoric alumna Jennifer Andrus discusses how legal views about language, or languages ideologies, fit with, reproduce and recirculate ideas about victims of domestic violence. MORE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Two MAPW Alumni Win Competitive Technical Writing Awards

John Geyer and Samantha ReynardGraduate professional writing alumni, John Geyer and Samantha Reynard, recently won Merit Awards in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Touchstone Competition for documentation they created while working at Salesforce, a global cloud computing company known for being the global leader in Customer Relationship Management. MORE
Friday, July 13, 2012

Alum Ann Blakeslee Wins Award for Technical Communication Research

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Ann Blakeslee has received the Ken Rainey Award for Excellence in Research in Technical Communication from the Society for Technical Communication (STC). This annual award honors STC members who have made significant contributions to technical communication practice and teaching through their research. The STC is the oldest and largest professional association for technical communicators. Its members are spread throughout every continent and industry in the world.