In addition to the new MAPH website we have added a page to profile all the MAPH Alumni who are writing and their recent, current and upcoming projects.
If you are a MAPH alumni who has written something please let us know what you have been up to and we will happily add it to the growing list of MAPH writers.
The old MAPH website had been there since I applied to MAPH so we were long overdue for an update that would integrate more of the resources available for current students and alumni.
MAPH alumna Megan Austin and her husband Ricky set up the great website features. The mentors and Associate Director updated all the information about the program, and most of the photos are mine.
The new website is here. While we are all about newness, now is a great time to check out the website and let MAPH know what is new for you. It is also a good opportunity to RSVP for the MAPH alumni events on June 3, 2011.
MAPH Alums from the inaugural Class of 1997 have been checking in over the past week. I’ll be talking with Adam Richardson, based in San Francisco–where he is Strategy Director for Marketing at Frog Design–tomorrow. In what must be a copious amount of spare time, Adam blogs about design at Amphibious Blog. This very morning, he published a short piece on Failure (no matter what you might hear, Failure is Failure) on the Harvard Business Review‘s blog. And in the video above, find him talking about “misfits,” Space Tourism, and software at the 2010 TEDx Taipei.
(Oh, just by the way, he also wrote Innovation X: Why a Company’s Toughest Problems are Also its Greatest Advantages).
It kind of makes me want to go for a run, or do some pushups, or at least think in a sustained way about something for more than five seconds.
Archaia’s beautiful edition of Andrew Rostan’s (MAPH 2010) “An Elegy for Amelia Johnson”
A quick Google search for Andrew Rostan will produce a video of the 2010 MAPH alum dominating on Jeopardy! in 2007. But his run as one of the top 10 all-time winningest contestants is almost old news as of March 8, 2011. Today’s the day that Rostan’s anticipated (and already well reviewed) graphic novel An Elegy for Amelia Johnson hits shelves.
Rostan is spending his AfterMAPH time working on a project that tracks the life of Anthony Trollope. He is also employed, and working in the Rag and Bone shop of the heart in his spare time.
We at AfterMAPH congratulate Andrew on the publication of his first Graphic Novel, and look forward to more in the future.
Andrew will be reading from his work at Reunion!
Michelle Ruvolo: Proof that there’s life in the Corporate World after MAPH.
Michelle Ruvolo applied directly to MAPH during her senior year of college and arrived in Hyde Park the following fall. “I didn’t have any plans,” she recalled when we spoke on the phone last week. Like many incoming MAPHers, Ruvolo did have a sense that the academic life was where she wanted to be after graduation. “I thought I wanted to do a PhD and be a professor in the humanities,” she said. But her perspective changed by the end of first quarter.
“I came to terms with the fact I wasn’t going to do a PhD,” she remembered. “I needed to decide what skills I would need in my next life.”
As a MAPH student, Ruvolo took courses across departments—everything from Social Thought and Philosophy, to English and Math. She completed her thesis with then-Program Director Professor Candace Vogler as her advisor, on a topic inspired by readings from Professor Arnold Davidson’s Foucault class. Continue reading
Jacques Says: "Come to Reunion"
Are you planning on coming to Reunion? Comment below! Better yet, register TODAY! We’ll keep track of how many people are signed up and will let you know.
If you haven’t RSVP’s on the Official MAPH Facebook Page yet, get on board! For more ways to get connected to the Program and Hyde Park, check the previous post on Official MAPH Social Networks.
Keep an eye out for new alumni profiles (we’ll be publishing more of them as we get closer to June 3), and if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.