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Alum to Donate Portion of Book Proceeds to CharityIn light of the recent scandal at Penn State, alum LeAnn Neal Reilly will be donating a portion of the proceeds from her latest novel, Saint Sebastian's Head, to the Heath Evans Foundation, a charity that provides counseling and therapy to victims of childhood sexual abuse.
MAPW Alum Adam Lazarus Holds Book Signing at Carnegie MellonAlum Adam Lazarus was on campus Monday, October 3, to speak with students and to offer a signing of his new book, "Super Bowl Monday: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV."
Alum Michael Scotto Makes Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40 ListAlum Michael Scotto was named to Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 list, sponsored by Pittsburgh Magazine and PUMP (Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project).
MAPW Alum Adam Lazarus Publishes Book on Super Bowl XXVThursday, August 11, 2011
MAPW Alum Adam Lazarus Publishes Book on Super Bowl XXVAdam Lazarus (MAPW'06) has published his first solo-authored book, "Super Bowl Monday: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV."
Alum Sarah Smith Awarded Cleveland State University First Book PrizeFriday, June 24, 2011
Alum Sarah Smith Awarded Cleveland State University First Book PrizeSarah Smith has won the 2011 Cleveland State University First Book Prize. Her full-length book of poems, I Live in a Hut, will be published in spring 2012.
Alum Karen Rigby Wins Sawtooth Poetry PrizeFriday, June 17, 2011
Alum Karen Rigby Wins Sawtooth Poetry PrizeKaren Rigby has won the 2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for her manuscript Chinoiserie, which will be published by Ahsahta Press in January 2012.
Alum Maureen McGranaghan Publishes Poetry BookMonday, June 06, 2011
Alum Maureen McGranaghan Publishes Poetry BookAttached to Earth, a book of poems by Carnegie Mellon alum Maureen McGranaghan (BHA'99), will be published in July 2011.
Alum Jewell Parker Rhodes Nominated for Best Historical AuthorTuesday, May 10, 2011
Alum Jewell Parker Rhodes Nominated for Best Historical AuthorAlum Jewell Parker Rhodes has been nominated for the "Best Historical Author" award from the GoOn Girl! Book Club for her novel, Douglass' Women. The winner of the award will be announced at the club's 20th Anniversary Gala on May 21, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
Alum John Ackerman Receives "Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship"Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Alum John Ackerman Receives "Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship"Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy has awarded the "Outstanding Book Award for Civic Scholarship" to Carnegie Mellon alum John Ackerman and David Coogan, editors of The Public Work of Rhetoric: Citizen-Scholars and Civic Engagement.
Alum Laurie MacDiarmid Wins Georgetown Review Poetry ContestMonday, April 18, 2011
Alum Laurie MacDiarmid Wins Georgetown Review Poetry ContestAlum Laurie (Schorr) MacDiarmid ('86) has been selected as the 2011 winner of the Georgetown Review Poetry Manuscript Contest for her upcoming book of poems Consolation Prize.
Alum Ann Blakeslee Honored by Association of Teachers of Technical WritingTuesday, April 12, 2011
Alum Ann Blakeslee Honored by Association of Teachers of Technical WritingCongratulations to Ann M. Blakeslee for her elevation to the rank of Fellow by The Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW). Dr. Blakeslee graduated from CMU with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric in 1992 and is now a professor at Eastern Michigan University.
Alum Lillian-Yvonne Bertram Wins Award for Poetry CollectionTuesday, March 22, 2011
Alum Lillian-Yvonne Bertram Wins Award for Poetry CollectionLillian-Yvonne Bertram is the 2010 winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award for her manuscript But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise. Bertram graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 with degrees in Creative Writing and Hispanic Studies.
Ludmila Hyman Accepts Position at CMU QatarTuesday, March 08, 2011
Ludmila Hyman Accepts Position at CMU QatarLudmila Hyman has accepted the position of Assistant Teaching Professor at CMU's Qatar campus, where she will begin teaching in spring 2012.
English Department Alumnus Jim Stratman Presenting Workshop at Pitt LawMonday, January 17, 2011
English Department Alumnus Jim Stratman Presenting Workshop at Pitt LawOn January 27th at 12:00 pm, alumnus Jim Stratman, who was a member of the English Department's very first Ph.D. in Rhetoric class, will be running a workshop at the University of Pittsburgh's law school.
CPID Alum Melissa Clarkson Receives Award from STCThursday, January 06, 2011
CPID Alum Melissa Clarkson Receives Award from STCMelissa Clarkson, CPID '08, received a Distinguished Award for work that she entered in a regional competition held by the Society for Technical Communication (STC).
Rhetoric Alum Betsy Bowen Named Connecticut Professor of the YearThursday, January 06, 2011