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Muhammed Ali Writing Contest with $10,000 Prize

July 6th, 2012 · No Comments

The Muhammad Ali Award for Writing about Ethics is available to students at a wide range of post-secondary institutions.

 The deadline is July 23.

 For full details, visit the contest site:

 The level of support is impressive:

  • $10,000 cash prize
  • A week-long writing workshop at the Mailer Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts during summer of 2013
  • Recognition by the Muhammad Ali Center and the Norman Mailer Center at the Norman Mailer Center’s Annual Gala on October 4, 2012

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Prof. Calabrese Takes Over as Undergraduate Director

June 25th, 2012 · No Comments

After six years (six and a half, to be exact) as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English, David Fenimore is stepping down on June 30th, as required by our department bylaws. Fortunately, the faculty has elected someone at least as competent to replace him. Professor Joe Calabrese has taught at UNR since the 1980s, and served as academic advisor for many of those decades. He has a keen interest in the undergraduate program and is looking forward to working as liaison between the English Department and its approximately 420 undergraduate majors and minors.

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Bloody Good Poetry 5/15

May 8th, 2012 · No Comments

The Serial Poets present

Bloody Good Poetry

Tuesday, May 15th, 5:30 – 6:30 PM in the Great Room, 4th floor of the JCSU

It’s only an hour long, and refreshments will be served.

Nic Lee-High, Becca Ewart, Thomas Hall, Dan Wexelblatt, Maurice Barrientos, Kelsey Wyatt, T. R. Poulson, Geoffrey McFarland, Joe Crowley, Arian Katsimbras, Veronica Hoffman, Suzie Shoemaker, Nikki Grose, Aaron Benedetti, Hayley Greenside

“You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it.” – Adrienne Rich

 For more information, inquire of Gailmarie Pahmeier at

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2012-2013 Scholarship & Award Winners Announced

May 3rd, 2012 · No Comments


Please join the Department of English faculty in congratulating your colleagues. Thanks to the many of you who applied or were nominated by an instructor. It was a competitive field this year. All awards based on applications were judged anonymously by panels of readers in and outside of the English Department, and recipients were double-checked by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to ensure all criteria were met.


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Visiting Poet reads 4/25

April 17th, 2012 · No Comments

A reading by Douglas Goetsch

  • Wednesday, April 25th, 5:30 PM
  • Great Room, Joe Crowley Student Union
  • University of Nevada, Reno Campus

Douglas Goetsch is the author of three full-length poetry collections — most recently Nameless Boy, forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press — and four prize-winning chapbooks. He is the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellowships, the Donald Murray Prize for nonfiction writing, the Paumanok Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and numerous other honors. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Iowa Review, The American Scholar, The Gettysburg Review, Best American Poetry, the Pushcart Prize anthology, and online at Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac on NPR. He resides in New York City, where he runs Jane Street Press.

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Law School Scholarship Deadline April 27th

March 26th, 2012 · No Comments

The College of Liberal Arts announces the following two law-school scholarships:

  •  Judge Bruce Thompson Scholarship – $1350 – open to any undergraduate major
  • J.D. Robb Scholarship – $1950 – open to Political Science, English, or Philosophy majors only

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Support the Youth Writing Program on April 6th

March 14th, 2012 · No Comments

UNR Creative Writing Club/ Youth Writing Program presents a

Silent Auction Fundraiser

  • Friday April 6, 2012
  • 6:00PM-8:30PM
  • VSA Garden Center- 250 Court Street

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March 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Poet Brian Turner public reading

 Featured speaker for the opening of “Always Lost,” an exhibit of literary and visual art which recognizes veterans who’ve served since 9/11/11

When: Tue Mar 13 6pm – 7pm Pacific Time

Where: Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno (map)

Brian Turner won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award for his debut collection, Here, Bullet, the first of many awards and honors received for this collection of poems about his experience as a soldier in the Iraq War. His honors since include a Lannan Literary Fellowship and NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry, and the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. His second collection, shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize. is Phantom Noise. He is director of the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.

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Interested in teaching English at home or abroad?

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Interested in teaching English abroad or helping others learn English in America? Come find out more about Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), presented by Dr. Rod Case, College of Education.

Tuesday 23 February 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Great room, JCSU

Refreshments will be provided!

Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society

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Spring 2012 Registration Deadline Today 1/27

January 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Today at 5:00 PM is the deadline to register for Spring 2012 classes (except for some online and late-start classes). Undergraduates can still register through next Wednesday 1 February with instructor permission.

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