• Monday, August 17, 2015
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    Pictured: Actor and Pittsburgh native Al Checco (A'47) surrounded by some graduating seniors in 2014 at the Los Angeles Centennial Celebration for the School of Drama. School of Drama alumnus Al Checco (A’47) died Sunday, July 19, at the age of 93. Checco, born July 21, 1921, was an East Liberty native who attended Peabody High School. He grew up with another local film legend, Gene Kelly, who was 10...
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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    Carl Lundstedt (A'14), who received outstanding reviews for his work in the play "Reverberation" shortly after graduating, has been cast in a new film featuring another School of Drama alum, Holly Hunter (A'80). Watch for Carl in the opening scene of "Breakable You." Carl is pictured here! During the weekend of July 18, two alumni currently serving as understudies went on for their roles in...
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    More fab things from the School of Art. Alumnus Cy Gavin's solo show, "OVERTURE," is in the Big Apple NOW through Aug. 20, at Sargent's Daughters, 179 East Broadway, NY 10002. The exhibit was featured in Timeout (below). Among the comments: "... the ticket to art stardom is practically punched." So, check it out if you're in the NYC area, or build a visit to the show into a getaway package to...
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
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    June 8 was a huge day of celebration for Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards as the entities joined forces during the 69th Annual Tony Awards to present the first Excellence in Theatre Education Award to Corey Mitchell of Charlotte, N.C. Subra Suresh, president of Carnegie Mellon, was joined by Peter Cooke, head, School of Drama, and Judith Light, accomplished actress and alumna of the School of Drama, to present...
  • Friday, March 27, 2015
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    Please join The School of Design for the 2014-2015 HOW DO YOU DESIGN THE FUTURE? series on Wednesday, April 1, at 5 p.m. in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Forbes Avenue, Oakland. The presentation is free and open to the public.   Cheryl Dahle, founder and executive director, Future of Fish, will present, "Designing for Systems Change: The Role of Embedded Allies in Battling Complex, 'Wicked'...