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Graduate Students at Graduate Student Appreciate Week painting event.

April 11, 2018

Celebrate Graduate Appreciation Week

By Daniel Hirsch

This week marks Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. The Department of English couldn't be more appreciative of our graduate students. Below are just a few recent stories about the acheivements are of our graduate students.

Jamie Smith a Dietrich College Graduate Teaching Award Winner

For the first time, three graduate students will receive the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Graduate Student Teaching Award. Jamie Smith a Ph.D. candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies is among this year's winners. 

Read more about Jamie Smith

Will Penman Takes First Place at the Three Minute Thesis Competition

Doctoral students took the stage at Kresge Auditorium to describe their research and its significance in three minutes or less during the finals of Carnegie Mellon University's Three Minute Thesis competition. First place and the People's Choice Award — selected by the live audience — went to Will Penman, a Ph.D. candidate in Rhetoric.

Read more about Will Penman and the Three Minute Thesis Competition

Maria Poznahovska Wins Award from Technical Writing Association

In anticipation of its annual conference, the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing grants a group of graduate student awards to aid in particularly promising research. This year, Maria Poznahovska, a Ph.D. candidate in Rhetoric, is among its recipients.

Read more about Maria Poznahovska

Grad Students Re-launch Publication For Internet Airwaves

A group of graduate students has relauched Silver Tongue, a publication dedicated to discussing rhetoric in the public sphere. But, they're doing so with a new voice—literally, they’ll be revitalizing the publication as a podcast. Renaming the project Re:Verb, the podcast will air about two times a month and feature rhetoric graduate students in lively conversation about current events with a rhetorical twist. 

Read more about Re:Verb

Ph.Ds Calvin Pollak and Natalie Suzelis Earn Mellon Fellowships

Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences has selected five Andrew W. Mellon Fellows. Department of English PhD candidates Calvin Pollak and Natalie Suzelis are among the recipients for their proposals for innovative digital humanities projects.

Read more about Pollak and Suzelis


Above: Graduate students at recent Graduate Student Appreciation Week event.