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April 2: Drama Professor Earns Prestigious Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award


Eric Sloss

Carnegie Mellon's Anne Mundell Earns
Prestigious Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award     

PITTSBURGH—Anne Mundell, associate professor of design in the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected to receive the Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award. Given annually to faculty in the university's College of Fine Arts for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, the award is named after the firstAnne Mundell dean of the college and architect of the original campus buildings.     

Mundell will receive the award during Carnegie Mellon's teaching awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m., Thursday April 5 in Rangos Hall in the University Center on Carnegie Mellon's campus.     

"A nationally recognized scene designer in the theatre, Anne Mundell is a truly remarkable educator, professional and citizen — not only of the drama school and the university, but of the broader community," said Elizabeth Bradley, head of the School of Drama.    

Mundell teaches two courses in computer skills application in design. She is engaged in a collaboration with the Robotics Institute called the "Roboceptionist" project, in which she works with drama school students in the areas of design and dramatic writing and with students from the Robotics Institute. Mundell has also worked as a scenic artist on hundreds of productions in regional theater, national tours, film, television, parades, museums and industrial venues.

"Her passion for her role as a guiding force in the lives of young people extends well beyond the classrooms, studios and performance spaces of the Purnell Center," Bradley said. "Professor Mundell challenges, stimulates and provokes her students to reach and celebrate their potential, often in ways which exceed their own expectations."     

For more information about the Henry Hornbostel Teaching Award or the College of Fine Arts, contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or