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UB Alum, Ken Ilgunas (BA,2007), will discuss his new book, Trespassing Across America, about his 4.5 month walk along the path of the Keystone XL pipeline on May 7th at 7:00 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main Street.
An anonymous donor has given $25,000 to the Department of English to create an endowment supporting the annual Robert Creeley Lecture and Celebration of Poetry. The lecture series honors legendary poet and UB professor Robert Creeley, to promote interest in the history and future of poetry and poetics, and to celebrate poetry as it is lived and studied in Buffalo and in the world. By establishing an endowment, this gift helps to ensure that the lecture series will continue into the future. The Creeley Lecture and Celebration series was established by the UB Department of English Poetics Program.
David Schmid was recently interviewed by Reuters, Time Magazine, and the PBS Newshour about the recent resurgence of interest in true crime exemplified by the Netflix show 'Making of a Murderer.'
This year's riverrun Research Fellowships were awarded to:
The Modern Language Association of America (MLA) announced it has awarded Eugenie Brinkema an honorable mention award for "The Forms of the Affect", published by Duke University Press. The prize is awarded for an outstanding scholarly work published in 2014 as the first book-length publication by a current member of the association.

Eugenie received her MA in 2004 from the University of Buffalo English Department, where she worked with the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture. She earned her PhD in 2010 from Brown University.

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