Startup Sparked By a Quest for the TruthLuke Brindle-Khym is passionate about truth and justice. He has taken that passion and turned it into a career and viable business. In 2010, Brindle-Khym launched Quest Research & Investigations LLC (QRI), a firm that collects evidence for civil and criminal litigators and investigates corporate misconduct.
Remembering 9/11As the country marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, a CMU alumna continues to encourage hope and healing in a unique way. Regina Ress, an award-winning storyteller, actor, writer and educator, travels throughout the country to perform "Compassion, Generosity and Grace: Stories from 9/11."
With a Pogo Stick, the Sky's the LimitNick Ryan (DC'11) is forging his own path-by pogo stick. In 2010, while Ryan was still a student at Carnegie Mellon University, he co-founded Xpogo-an events, media and retail company dedicated to growing the sport of extreme pogo.
Still Something RattlesFriday, August 19, 2016
Still Something RattlesAs a poet and spoken word artist, you could say that storytelling is in Terence Degnan's blood. But it does not end there. Degnan, a former Carnegie Mellon University student who studied creative writing, is also interested in how the world around us makes us who we are.
Q&A with City Theatre Company’s Clare DrobotTuesday, July 05, 2016
Q&A with City Theatre Company’s Clare DrobotThe New York Times once described City Theatre Company as "Pittsburgh's most innovative theater company." As its Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot (CW'05) is responsible for reading scripts submitted by writers and helping develop the company's season of plays. We recently had a chance to ask Drobot about her work at City Theatre.
Creative Writing Alumna Wins National Fiction PrizeFriday, June 24, 2016
Creative Writing Alumna Wins National Fiction PrizeAnne Ray (CW'00) has won the national Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story, "Please Repeat My Name." She received a $1,000 award for her story, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the "Tampa Review," the faculty-edited literary journal of the University of Tampa. Ray received a $1,000 award for her story, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal.
Alumni Make Pittsburgh A Better Place Through The Sprout FundThursday, June 23, 2016
Alumni Make Pittsburgh A Better Place Through The Sprout FundThrough their work at The Sprout Fund, English Department alumni Cathy Lewis Long (LCS, PW'91) and Ryan Coon (CW, English'06) are making Pittsburgh a better place to live, work and play. The 15-year-old non-profit organization has made its mark on the city by funding projects like Bike Pittsburgh and GTECH Strategies when they were just in their early stages of development.
From Carnegie Mellon To Simon & SchusterWednesday, June 15, 2016
From Carnegie Mellon To Simon & SchusterChloe Fraboni earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing and English in 2011 and is now an editor and author at Simon & Schuster, which is home to acclaimed novelists, such as Stephen King, David McCullough, Jennifer Weiner and more. Fraboni has launched two children's book series at the publishing company: "The Hidden World of Changers" and "Living in&#8230;"
Johns Hopkins University Accepts LCS Masters Alumnus Into Ph.D. ProgramMonday, June 06, 2016
Johns Hopkins University Accepts LCS Masters Alumnus Into Ph.D. ProgramThis fall, Nathan Doherty (LCS'15) will experience a few firsts. He'll begin his studies in Johns Hopkins University's Ph.D. in English Literature Program and his first journal article will appear in the leading interdisciplinary law journal, "Law and Literature." The article started out as a paper for a course with Associate Professor of English Christopher Warren.
Ph.D. in LCS & Rhetoric Alumni Land Jobs at Civic NonprofitsWednesday, May 18, 2016
Ph.D. in LCS & Rhetoric Alumni Land Jobs at Civic NonprofitsNon-academic career options are an increasingly exciting and fulfilling option for Ph.D. graduates. Take for example, recent graduates of Carnegie Mellon University's English Department's Ph.D. programs, Kurt Sampsel (LCS'15) and Matthew Zebrowski (Rhetoric'15), who are both pursuing nonprofit careers in civic engagement.
English & Professional Writing Alumna, Emily Dobler, Gets PoliticalFriday, May 06, 2016
English & Professional Writing Alumna, Emily Dobler, Gets PoliticalWith 2016 being an election year, Emily Dobler (DC'13) says POLITCO Pro, where she is a copy editor, is more fast-paced and exciting than it already is. Dobler, a Carnegie Mellon University English and professional writing double major, recently joined the POLITICO Pro team, a subscription-based offshoot of the popular politics online magazine, POLITICO.
Grey’s Anatomy: Alumna’s Heart Is In the WorkWednesday, May 04, 2016
Grey’s Anatomy: Alumna’s Heart Is In the WorkIt's been over a decade since Elisabeth Finch graduated, yet she continues to live and breathe the university's motto, "My heart is in the work." Finch, who majored in creative writing and professional writing and minored in drama, is constantly working in various Hollywood writing roles. She's a writer for "Grey's Anatomy" and between seasons, Finch periodically works with IAMA Theatre Company writing one-act plays for the company's 23 Hour Plays Fest and IAMAFest.
MA in Rhetoric Alumna Impacts Communities Through Arts InitiativesWednesday, April 06, 2016
MA in Rhetoric Alumna Impacts Communities Through Arts InitiativesAs the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission's new executive director, Sarah York Rubin hopes to work with other members of the commission to make art increasingly accessible to diverse residents across Santa Barbara County. Even while she was studying in Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Arts in Rhetoric program, Rubin demonstrated leadership potential-one of the characteristics that helped her earn a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
Literary and Cultural Studies Alumni Carve Out Diverse Career PathsWednesday, March 02, 2016
Literary and Cultural Studies Alumni Carve Out Diverse Career PathsFrom organizing museum exhibits to developing lecture series, two Carnegie Mellon literary and cultural studies (LCS) alumni are engaging communities into conversation in diverse ways. Rachel Delphia (LCS'03), the Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman curator of decorative arts and design at the Carnegie Museum of Art, is really excited to share with the public an untold story of design in Pittsburgh through the museum's current exhibit.
Meet The Wall Street Journal’s Newest Copy EditorWednesday, February 17, 2016
Meet The Wall Street Journal’s Newest Copy EditorWhile Braden Kelner was working towards his bachelor's degree in creative writing and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon University, he had his heart set on one thing-working in journalism. A private equity editorial internship at Dow Jones, a passion for journalism and being digital savvy would soon help turn his dream into reality.
Creative Writing Alumni Take On HollywoodMonday, January 25, 2016