What do a research paper on the 1906 earthquake and a collection of animation books have in common?
They were among the student projects honored at the
Annual Student Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 14.
Winners of the Kevin and Tam Ross Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize were:
- History and Spanish double major Emily Neis ’14, first place, for “Conflicting Definitions of Relief: Life in Refugee Camps after the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.”
- Psychology major Kiersten Kelly ’14, second place, for “Effects of Cognitive Interventions on the Cognition of Patients Diagnosed with Dementia.”
- History major Kenneth Schneider ’14, third place, for “The Descent Unseen: Greece’s Unappreciated Place in British Political History.”
- History major Jonathan Wooldridge ’14, for “Signs of Promise: American Sign Language at Gallaudet University during the 19th Century.”
Winners of the John and Margaret Class Student Book Collection Contest included:
- Digital arts major Marie Cheng ’15 for a collection with the theme Cultural Exploration through Animated Filmmaking. Titles range from How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema to Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History, by Fred Kleiner.
- Graphic design major Rachel Becker ’14 for a book collection with the theme A Writer’s Guide to Understanding the World. Titles ranged from Big Sur by Jack Kerouac to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
The research prizes, endowed by a gift from Kevin Ross, associate dean at the library, and his family, honor students who demonstrate extraordinary research skills and use of Leatherby resources. The Class Contest encourages students to build themed libraries and celebrate the printed word. It was endowed by Margaret Class, a member of the Leatherby Libraries Board and avid book collector.