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Terrance Hayes is an established professor in the Carnegie Mellon creative writing program.  (credit: Courtesy of Coker College) Terrance Hayes is an established professor in the Carnegie Mellon creative writing program. (credit: Courtesy of Coker College)

This past week Coker College named poetry professor Terrance Hayes the first poet laureate of the school. Hayes, who graduated from Coker College in 1994, is a creative writing professor here at Carnegie Mellon. Hayes has been recognized as one of the college’s most distinguished alumni with his various publications and rising literary popularity. As Coker College’s poet laureate, Hayes will dedicate an original poem to the college and visit its campus for multiple lectures and
readings.

Carnegie Mellon has worked together with the Pittsburgh Filmmakers to put together an interesting new interdisciplinary course entitled “Music-Cinema-Culture.” The course is being co-taught by Carnegie Mellon’s Franco Sciannameo and Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Brady Lewis, and is currently meeting on campus. The course will meet at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers at 477 Melwood Ave. on March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, and April 27 from 10:40 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.