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Celebrating the Life

 

2015 - 1st Place

Lauren Essary

Homer in 18th Century America 

Lauren's project was nominated by Dr. Adam Rabinowitz from the Department of Classics and was submitted in his Fall 2014 Signature Course "Tales of the Trojan War."  This project was selected for the approach to refining and developing the topic as part of the research process, use of evidence to support the argument, and the range of primary and secondary sources used. 

2105 - 2nd Place

Sarosh Nandwani

Autonomy for Palestinian Women in Israel

Sarosh's project was nominated by Dr. Jonathan Kaplan from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and was submitted in his Fall 2014 Signature Course "Jerusalem."  This project was selected for its in-depth analysis of authority and methodology and deep engagement with scholarly sources.

2015 - 3rd Place

Laura Van Buskirk

Distracted Driving and How it Affects One's Safety Behind the Wheel

Laura's project was nominated by Dr. Joan Hughes from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and was submitted in her Fall 2014 Signature Course "The Role of Technology Among Youth in Society and Education."  This project was selected for the wide range of sources used and the approach to research and writing as cyclical and iterative processes.

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Katherine Barhnart
Jerusalem's Status in the Tenth-Ninth Century B.C.E.

Katherine's project was nominated by Dr. Jonathan Kaplan from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and was submitted in his Fall 2013 Signature Course "Jerusalem."  This project was selected for its deep analysis of sources in conversation with one another.
2013 Dounya Alami-Nassif
Manipulating the Portrait of the East: Evidence of Negative Cross-Cultural Narratives within The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula
Dounya's project was nominated by Dr. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza from the Department of English and was submitted in her Fall 2012 Signature Course "Modernity, Anxiety, and the Art of the Uncanny." This project was selected for both its sophisticated analysis of sources and the range and quality of sources used.

 

2012

Jessica Wan
Jessica was nominated by Dr. Chiu-Mi Lai from the Department of Asian Studies for the research inquiry assignment completed in the Fall 2011 Signature Course The Good, Bad, and the Ugly in Chinese Literature. This project was chosen for its excellent synthesis and evaluation of sources.

 

2010

Rebecca Wortmann
Romani Political Struggles in the European Union 
Rebecca was nominated by Dr. Ian Hancock from the Department of Linguistics.  The paper was submitted in his Signature Course "The Price of Identity: Romani Reality and Gypsy Myth." This paper was recognized for its incorporation of a variety of sources into a sophisticated and well-documented analysis of a very complex topic.

 

2009

Lauren Peña
El Dia De Los Muertos:
“Celebrating the Cycle”

Lauren was nominated by Dr. Lorenzo Candelaria, for the paper and annotated bibliography she completed in the course Music, Art, and Ritual in Mexican Catholicism.  Lauren’s paper  was recognized for its incorporation of a diversity of sources, including books and journal articles appropriate to the assignment, and her excellent work evaluating the sources in the annotated bibliography.