July 2008 Archives

Julie Schumacher in NY Times

Professor Julie Schumacher wrote the "Modern Love" column in the Sunday, July 6, 2008, New York Times. Schumacher, the director of the Creative Writing Program, will in September publish Black Box, her fourth novel for juvenile readers. Her last such book won a 2007 Minnesota Book Award.

Melissa Shelsby, Teaching Fulbright winner!

Melissa Shelsby, English BA summa cum laude spring 2008, received a Fulbright as a Teaching Assistant in Korea for 2008-2009. Congratulations, Melissa!

Recent past English alum Teaching Fulbright winners include Dawn Burzlaff (BA 2002, English, Teaching Assistant, Korea) and Paula H. Chesley (BA 2002, English and French, Teaching Assistant, France)

Fulbright Grants are awarded for one year of study, research, teaching, or creative work in one of approximately 100 foreign countries. For complete grant and fellowship information, see Scholarship Information for U of M-Twin Cities Students.

Madelon Sprengnether Regents Professor

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents named professor Madelon Sprengnether one of four new Regents Professors. The designation is the highest level of recognition given to faculty by the University. Sprengnether, a core faculty member of the Creative Writing Program, has published poetry (The Angel of Duluth), memoir (Crying at the Movies), and criticism. She won a 2003-04 University award for Distinguished Contributions to Post-Baccalaureate Graduate and Professional Education. She joins Tom Clayton and Patricia Hampl as Regents Professors within the Department of English; the only other University department with three Regents Professors is Chemical Engineering.

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