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MA in LCS Alum Now Ph.D. Student By Day, Salon Writer By NightAfter working as a successful freelance writer and publications manager at the California Shakespeare Theater, Keith Spencer started pursuing a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz - a notable Ph.D. program.
Are You Ready For Some Football?In his new book, Adam Lazarus (DC'06) goes behind the scenes of the legendary Super Bowl champion Washington Redskins teams during former coach Joe Gibbs' era in the 1980s and early 1990s. Lazarus' "Hail to the Redskins" looks into Gibb's career from a fresh perspective.
Three Books, One YearEver since Michael Rectenwald earned a Ph.D. in literary and cultural studies from CMU in 2004, he's been a prolific writer of significant books. In less than 12 months, he will have published three books, including his most recent, "Global Secularisms in a Post-Secular Age: Religion and Modernity in the Global Age," that he co-edited with distinguished Victorianist scholar George Levine.
How an Aspiring Med Student Is Using Her English DegreeTuesday, September 22, 2015
How an Aspiring Med Student Is Using Her English DegreeAs Carnegie Mellon University alumna Berryhill McCarty (DC'14) goes through the lengthy process of applying to some of the best medical schools in the country, including Columbia, Duke and Harvard, she feels confident that her bachelor of arts degree in English will be valuable to her career in medicine.
MA in LCS Alum’s First Book Examines 1950s NostalgiaMonday, August 24, 2015
MA in LCS Alum’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.
Danielle Pieratti Wins National Poetry AwardFriday, August 21, 2015
Danielle Pieratti Wins National Poetry AwardThe Idaho Prize for Poetry has selected "Fugitives," a manuscript by Creative Writing alumna Danielle Pieratti (CMU'00), as its 2015 winner. A national poetry competition, the prize annually awards a poet $1,000 for the best book-length collection.
CMU Filmmakers Need Your Vote To Win $100KFriday, July 17, 2015
CMU Filmmakers Need Your Vote To Win $100KThree Carnegie Mellon University filmmakers are competing to win $100K. "We've Met Before" is a short film directed by Yulin Kuang, who earned her bachelor of arts degree in creative writing and international relations and politics in 2012.
English Alumna Wins Major Poetry PrizeWednesday, July 15, 2015
English Alumna Wins Major Poetry PrizeMarci 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. Calabretta, who received her bachelor of arts degree in English from CMU's Department of English and had an additional major in creative writing, won for "Hour of the Ox," a collection of poetry about an immigrant family that will be published next year.
News Maker: Alumna Brittany McCandlessWednesday, July 08, 2015
News Maker: Alumna Brittany McCandlessIt's safe to say that Brittany McCandless (DC'08) knew she wanted to be a journalist at a young age. When most kids were playing house or school, McCandless and her brother would take anything that they could get their hands on - such as a TV manual or a book - and turn them into scripts to play news anchors.
Creative Writing Alumna Releases E-book on Alzheimer’sMonday, June 22, 2015
Creative Writing Alumna Releases E-book on Alzheimer’sCarnegie 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.
Gay Giordano (CW ’82) Debuts Poetry CollectionWednesday, June 03, 2015
Gay Giordano (CW ’82) Debuts Poetry CollectionGay Giordano recently published her first poetry collection of dreamlike poems, "Waking From So Rich A Nightmare." "It is a homage to the lost and sad people I see, read about, and find in literature," said Giordano who graduated with a B.A. in creative writing in 1982. "I grew up in New York City and walked in and around these stories all my life."
Rhetoric Alumna, Jennifer Andrus, Publishes First BookMonday, March 23, 2015
Rhetoric Alumna, Jennifer Andrus, Publishes First BookIn "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.
Two MAPW Alumni Win Competitive Technical Writing AwardsFriday, March 20, 2015