Woodruff Library Announces 2016 Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Published 04-19-2016

by Emory Libraries

From left to right: Emily Moore, Zixuan (Armstrong) Li, Samantha Keng, & Hannah Conway. Image courtesy Emory Libraries.

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award (URA) winners have been selected by our panel of judges.

Prizes will be awarded to the following students:

Hannah Conway —“Behind the Lens of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Photography to Both Reveal and Conceal″ Faculty sponsor: Carol Anderson

Samantha Keng —“Model Minority Awakenings: Vincent Chin, Asian America’s Emmett Till” Faculty sponsor: Carol Anderson

Zixuan (Armstrong) Li —“Doner Kebab: Symbol of German Multiculturalism in the Turkish Immigration Question” Faculty sponsor: Astrid M. Eckert

Each winning entry will receive a prize of $500, supported by the Elizabeth Long Atwood Fund.

The judges also selected one project for an Honorable Mention:

Emily Moore —“A Casket Full of Precious Memoirs”: The Town of Washington’s Conception of Its Own History” (Chapter 3 of Honors Thesis: “Strange Histories”: A Cultural History of the Legend of Lost Confederate Gold in Washington, Georgia) Faculty sponsor: Leslie Harris

For additional information about this year’s Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award recipients, see the Spring 2016 issue of the Emory Undergraduate Research Journal (EURJ), p.  66-69.

The awards will be presented at the All-College Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 20 at the Dobbs University Center. The winners will share their work with the Emory community via poster presentations from 3 to 6 p.m.

Please come out and support these students!

Many thanks to this year’s Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Award Panel of Judges:

Christopher Beck, Biology, Gabrielle Dudley, Rose Library, Melissa Hackman, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Katie Rawson, Woodruff Library, & Sheila Tefft, Interdisciplinary Studies

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