The University Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013-2014 U-M Library Undergraduate Research Award. Each year, the U-M Library conducts a research award competition to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary academic achievements of our undergraduate students. The award is given to students who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted in support of an undergraduate student project.
In this fourth year of the award, the committee received 29 applications drawn from a wide range of disciplines: humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We selected those projects that best represented the fullest and most innovative use of library resources. Choosing winners was not easy and the author of each project has cause for pride. The applications as a whole are a testimony to the abundance of diligence, intelligence, and originality that exists in the work being done by the University of Michigan's undergraduates, to the richness of the library's resources, and to the commitment of the University's professors and librarians to undergraduate learning. The winning projects of this year's award are extraordinary achievements in themselves, but they are also representative of the vibrant intellectual life at the University of Michigan.
Maize Award Winners for Single Term Projects:
- 1st Place ($1,000): Andrew Tuck, Pleasure and Desire in Anti-Methamphetamine Posters Targeting Gay Men (English)
- 2nd Place ($500): Katy Robinson, Digital Archiving of Reconstructed Performance (Musical Theatre - work was part of a Third Century Grant)
- 3rd Place ($250): Madeleine Tayer, Rebellions, Punishment, and Justice in the Elizabethan Era (English)
Blue Award Winners for Multi-Term Projects:
- 1st Place ($1,000): Julia Gantman, The Post Office, the Public Lecture and “Dejection: An Ode”: Public Influences on Coleridge’s Poetic Intimacy (English)
- 2nd Place ($500): Nathan Chesterman, Mapping a Novel Hedonic Hotspot in Insular Cortex (Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience)
- 3rd Place ($250): Vincent Longo, Going Around the World with Orson Welles: A Multimedia Auteur (Screen Arts & Cultures)
Read more about the winners and their projects.