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Auburn professor awarded fellowship by American Academy of Arts and Letters

AUBURN – The American Academy of Arts and Letters has awarded a faculty member in Auburn University’s Department of English a fellowship for a one-year residency at the American Academy in Rome.

The Academy awarded assistant professor Peter Campion the 2009-10 Rome Prize Fellowship in Literature, given annually to two writers of exceptional promise.

The Rome Prize is an American award given annually through a national competition to 15 emerging artists working in architecture, landscape architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, literature, musical composition or visual arts; and to 15 scholars working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and early Modern or Modern Italian studies.

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Auburn graduate programs show improvement in annual U.S. News grad school rankings

AUBURN – Several Auburn University graduate programs in engineering and education improved their standings in the recently released U.S. News and World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

The graduate program in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering moved up to 69th from 73rd nationally, is rated 41st among public universities and 24th among the 53 land-grant research universities. Also improving in that college is chemical engineering (50th nationally, 32nd among public universities) and mechanical engineering (62nd nationally, 37th among public universities).

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