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Monday, April 21, 2014

Acclaimed Novelist Andre Dubus III To Deliver Keynote Address at Adamson Student Writing Awards

Award-winning and New York Times' bestselling author Andre Dubus III will be the keynote speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's 2014 Adamson Student Writing Awards. Dubus is the author of six books, including "House of Sand and Fog," "Townie," "The Garden of Last Days" and, most recently, "Dirty Love."

Carnegie Mellon's Department of English presents the annual Adamson Student Writing Awards to recognize excellence in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and non-fiction. The awards are open to CMU undergraduate and graduate students, and the winners are selected by non-CMU writers.

Adamson Awards Ceremony, Keynote by Andre Dubus III
May 1, 2014
8:00 PM
Baker Hall 136A - Adamson Auditorium

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.
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
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.

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

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