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4th annual Shirley Verrett Award

Posted: 2/16/2015 3:50:03 PM
Lorna Goodison, professor emerita of English language and literature and of Afroamerican and African studies, reads a poem she wrote honoring Shirley Verrett after receiving the fourth annual Shirley Verrett Award on Feb. 11. The U-M Women of Color in the Academy Project presents the award to a faculty member whose work — teaching performance, scholarship or service — supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.

Announcing the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize

Posted: 2/10/2015 11:39:05 AM

It gives us great pleasure to announce the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition:

  • Lauren Eriks
  • Konstantina (Dina) Karageorgos
  • Joanna Want


Lauren, Dina, and Joanna approach their teaching with remarkable creativity, insight, and dedication. Please join us in congratulating them for their wonderful work.

We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize. Our selection committee had to make difficult decisions in choosing from such an impressive pool of applicants. We found it inspiring and humbling to read all of the nominees' materials, including the many glowing letters of support they received from their students and colleagues.

David and Linda Moscow make this prize possible, and we are grateful for their ongoing generosity to the Writing Program.

English Honors Application Deadline ~ Monday, February 23

Posted: 2/6/2015 10:47:57 AM

Students interested in joining the English Honors Program, should submit applications to the English Undergraduate Office, 3187 Angell Hall, no later than 5pm on Monday, February 23, 2015.

Applications can be found on our website at, http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/undergraduate/advising/pdf/honorapp.pdf 

Questions?  Contact Professor Gillian White, Honors Program Director (gcwhite@umich.edu), or Jennifer Catey, English Curriculum Coordinator (jcatey@umich.edu)

Memorial Service for Tobin Siebers

Posted: 1/29/2015 4:26:41 PM
There will be a memorial service followed by a reception on Friday, February 6th at 2:00 pm in the Michigan League Ballroom. The public is welcome.

Linda Gregerson Named Academy of American Poets Chancellor

Posted: 1/15/2015 4:37:13 PM
As members of the Board of Chancellors, Alexander, Gregerson, and Ostriker will consult with the organization on matters of artistic programming, serve as judges for the organization’s largest prizes for poets, and act as ambassadors of poetry in the world at large. The new Chancellors were selected by the fifteen members of the Academy’s current Board of Chancellors, and each will serve for a period of six years. They will fill the seats vacated by Edward Hirsch, Marilyn Hacker, and Marie Ponsot, whose terms as Chancellors have concluded.

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