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Tuckey's Poetry is Socially Engaging

Tuckey's Poetry is Socially Engaging

Creative writing (MFA) graduate Melissa Tuckey, a poet, has appeared in several prominent publications and has a chapbook, “Rope as Witness.” She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Ohio Arts Council and the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities, as well as a residency at Blue Mountain Center. She is also the co-founder of Split This Rock Poetry Festival where she freely exercises her political aspirations.

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Karlson and Walls Awards

Karlson and Walls Awards

The English Department announces two new student prizes, both made possible by the generous gift of an anonymous alumni donor. Each award is named for and honors a former member of the George Mason English Department. The Robert Karlson prize provides $500 to the year's outstanding graduate student in the English Department's MA programs. The Aileen Walls prize provides $500 to an outstanding graduating English major.

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Accent Archive Project: Steven Weinberger

Accent Archive Project: Steven Weinberger

What makes a Latvian speaker of English sound different from a Kiswahili speaker of English? And can we tell if a speaker is from New Zealand or from Australia? These are a few of the questions that the Speech Accent Archive can help to answer.

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Alumnus Recognized for Avalanche Rescue

Alumnus Recognized for Avalanche Rescue

Alumnus Matt Murphy, BA English '97, spends a good part of each year serving as a snow ranger and predicting avalanches at the Chugach National Forest in Alaska. He reaches thousands of users with his daily morning backcountry avalanche predictions as a lead forecaster for the Avalanche Information Center.

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