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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Carolyn Supinka (BHA’13) Earns Fulbright Research Grant in India

Recent graduate, Carolyn Supinka, received a research and study grant through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Starting in August this year, Carolyn will spend 9 months researching in Pondicherry, India. MORE


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

An Extraordinary Ride

Bill Shuster has many titles, including U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 9th District and Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. After recently riding in Carnegie Mellon University's self-driving car, developed with support from General Motors, he was proud to claim yet another: "Test Passenger."

During a 33-mile drive from Cranberry, Pa., to Pittsburgh International Airport Sept. 4, Shuster and Secretary Barry Schoch of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation got a first-hand look at the custom Cadillac SRX as it threaded through congested traffic, merged at highway speeds and obeyed traffic signals — all without human intervention.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Joe Monte Receives Steinberg Award

Joe Monte (MAPW ’13) has won the 2013 Erwin R. Steinberg MAPW Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship was established in 2007 and is awarded annually to a third-semester MAPW student who excels in Style, a course Steinberg taught for many years in the MAPW program. The winner must also show the integrity, intellectual curiosity and citizenship that Steinberg displayed while founding and developing the MAPW program over his long career at Carnegie Mellon. MORE
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Carnegie Mellon MLK, Jr. Writing Award Winners to Read at Chautauqua Institution

Six recent winners of Carnegie Mellon University's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards will travel to the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y., to read their winning pieces. MORE
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jim Daniels Pens "Birth Marks," an Unflinching Look at Urban Life Through Poetry

Growing up as the son and grandson of auto workers in Detroit has left an imprint on Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jim Daniels' life, and it frequently shines through the award-winning writer's work.

In his new poetry collection "Birth Marks," Daniels captures the gritty culture of working-class urban life. He uses the 39 poems to take readers on a tour of post-industrial Detroit and Pittsburgh to tell the tales of cities and their residents who came out swinging when the economy collapsed around them.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Congratulations, Graduates!

On May 18th, students, their families & friends, faculty, and staff of the Department of English gathered in McConomy Auditorium for the presentation of diplomas to the Class of 2013. MORE
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

What if Sir Francis Bacon had been able to "friend" William Shakespeare on Facebook? The famous scientist and researcher's interactions with the playwright would have created a digital imprint for all to see, giving their other networked friends and peers insights into their relationship. MORE
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The 2013 Student Writing Award Winners

Each year the Adamson Student Writing Awards are presented for students who excel in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and writing for academic journals. The awards are given in honor of Pauline B. Adamson at the bequest of her husband, the late Clarence H. Adamson, as a testimonial to their marriage and her interest in the English Language and American Literature.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Living Labor: Towards a New Understanding of the Working Class

The English Department and the Humanities Center at CMU sponsor Living Labor: Towards a New Understanding of the Working Class, a Literary and Cultural Studies event.  The event, which will take place throughout the day on Wednesday, May 8, will be held on Carnegie Mellon's campus in the Erwin Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A51.  Featured in the event will be a keynote lecture from Joseph Entin of the Brooklyn College English Department, as well as a number of guests chairs from the University of Pittsburgh's Department of English. MORE
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Julie Bowman Wins 2013 Graduate Student Teaching Award

A Ph.D. candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of English, Julie Bowman began teaching at Carnegie Mellon as a first-year Ph.D. student. In addition to teaching the university's key service course, 76-101, Julie has twice served as a teaching assistant for the English department's Shakespeare course as well as designed and taught her own 200-level courses in Renaissance literature. Committed to education in the humanities, Julie also served as a teaching assistant for the College of Fine Arts, leading recitations for the Critical Histories of the Arts course for several semesters. Previous degrees include a B.A. in Humanities from Brigham Young University and an M.A. in English from Rhode Island College. MORE
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