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Fall 2015 BA News
about Fall 2015 BA News
Job and publication updates from BA alums.
Committed to Community
about Committed to Community
English major Julie Sinn is a student whose commitment to her work, her community, and her education makes an impact on others. She finds that her English courses taught her about walking in another's shoes.
Kim Todd Joins Creative Writing Program Faculty
about Kim Todd Joins Creative Writing Program Faculty
The creative nonfiction writer has published three books on intersections of people and environment.
CLA Student Awarded Beinecke Scholarship
about CLA Student Awarded Beinecke Scholarship
Junior Edward Chappell has been named one of twenty Beinecke scholars for 2015. He is the fourth U of M student to receive the award.
Undergraduate Tiffany Trawick Wins Acara Bronze Award
about Undergraduate Tiffany Trawick Wins Acara Bronze Award
Undergraduate Tiffany Trawick's online magazine won a bronze award at the 2015 Acara Challenge. The magazine serves as a voice for multicultural and inner-city communities.
Devoted to Congolese Farmers
about Devoted to Congolese Farmers
Alumna Harper McConnell was recruited by actor Ben Affleck to jumpstart a nonprofit that supports economic and social develop initiatives in eastern Congo.
NYT Reviews Creative Writing Professor Charles Baxter's Latest
about NYT Reviews Creative Writing Professor Charles Baxter's Latest
The New York Times' Sunday Book Review takes a look at Charles Baxter's story collection, There's Something I Want You To Do.
Paula Rabinowitz Quoted on Paperback Books' Role in Literature
about Paula Rabinowitz Quoted on Paperback Books' Role in Literature
English professor Paula Rabinowitz comments on the role of the paperback book in bringing literature to regular people.
English Faculty on the Impact of Harper Lee's 'Mockingbird'
about English Faculty on the Impact of Harper Lee's 'Mockingbird'
Professors MJ Fitzgerald and John S. Wright comment on the the lasting impact of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
4 CLA Alumni Among 40 Under 40 List
about 4 CLA Alumni Among 40 Under 40 List
Four CLA alumni have been recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as outstanding business and community leaders.
Happy Birthday, Will! You Haven't Aged a Day
about Happy Birthday, Will! You Haven't Aged a Day
The University of Minnesota will be gathering to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday this spring. After four centuries his plays still entertain. But is there more from his words that we gain?
The power of telling, and writing, of sexual assault
about The power of telling, and writing, of sexual assault
Would campus "trigger warnings" be helpful? Perhaps. For Regents Professor Madelon Sprengnether's students, painful memories of rape surface in memoir assignments.
Today's Fairy Tales Started Out (Even More) Dark And Harrowing
about Today's Fairy Tales Started Out (Even More) Dark And Harrowing
Jack Zipes, German professor emeritus, discusses his English translation of the very first edition of the Brothers Grimm's tales that reveals dark subject matter.
Brilliant and accessible, poet John Berryman wins new fans
about Brilliant and accessible, poet John Berryman wins new fans
English professor Peter Campion is interviewed. The department is reflecting on Berryman's work as part of a celebration of the poet's 100th birthday.
'Berryman at 100' conference celebrates beloved but troubled poet
about 'Berryman at 100' conference celebrates beloved but troubled poet
A conference this week celebrates the birth of former U professor and Pulitzer Prize winner John Berryman. Poet and English professor Peter Campion comments.