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Honors the best research projects produced each year by Temple University undergraduates.

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2014 Library Prize Winners

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Library Prize 2014

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Congratulations to the 2015 Prize winners!

Congratulations to the winners and two honorable mentions of the 2015 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research!

2014-2015 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research Winners

Bethany Burns-Lynch

“'The Widow Carried on the Business': Elizabeth Willing Powel and Widowhood in Early National Philadelphia”
History 4497: Honors Thesis Seminar (Spring 2015)
Faculty Sponsor: Travis Glasson

Patrick C. DeBrosse

"'Men of Instinct, Impetuousness, and Action': Chivalry and the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland”
History 4497: Honors Thesis Seminar (Spring 2015)
Faculty Sponsor: Travis Glasson

Kadijatou Diallo

"Explaining Variations in Treaty Entry into Force Thresholds"
Political Science 4996: International Organizations - Political Science Honors Capstone (Fall 2014)
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah S. Bush

2014-2015 Library Prize Honorable Mentions

Irena Frumkin

“Conceptualizing Blackness in Northern Renaissance Art”
Art History 4082: Independent Study (Fall 2014)
Faculty Sponsor: Ashley West

Julie E. Seidman

“A Rhetorical Analysis of 'Epoch of Clemency': Homophobia and Invisibility in Russian Society”
Strategic Communications 3396: Rhetorical Criticism (Fall 2014)
Faculty Sponsor: Scott Gratson

2014-2015 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for Sustainability Winners

Katherine Ament

"Exploring the food hub network of Philadelphia"
Community & Regional Planning 3883: Directed Reading/Study (Fall 2014)
Faculty Sponsor: Deborah Howe

Kevin Carpenter

"Rethinking Conservation Goals for North America's Gray Wolves"
Environmental Science 4198: Senior Seminar (Spring 2015)
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Toran

Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper or sponsored a student in this year's competition.  Your hard work and excellent research made judging a pleasure!

Please plan to attend the Library Prize Reception on April 23rd from 4-6pm in the Library's Lecture Hall.  Prizes will be awarded and the winners will discuss their research.

About the Library Prizes for Undergraduate Research

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research was established to encourage the use of Library resources, to enhance the development of library research techniques, and to honor the best research projects produced each year by Temple University undergraduate students.

Established in 2004, up to three projects are selected each year to win $1000. Winning entries exhibit: originality, depth, breadth, or sophistication in the use of library collections; exceptional ability to select, evaluate, synthesize, and utilize library resources in the creation of a project in any media; and evidence of personal growth through the acquisition of newfound knowledge.

In the 2010-11 academic year, Temple Libraries and Gale, a leading organization in e-research and educational publishing, established a second competition, the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability & the Environment, to encourage research and projects in the area of sustainability.  In addition to the above criteria, winning entries will contribute to our understanding of sustainability or help improve or develop sustainable practices.

Students who submit winning projects will be recognized at an award ceremony and reception to be held in the Lecture Hall of Paley Library in April 2015.

Please see information on How To Apply as well as Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have questions, please email the Chair of the Library Prize Committee at libprize@temple.edu. Please note that the Prize email address is for questions related to the Library Prize, not for the submission of materials.

Contact

If you have questions, please email the Library Prize Committee at libprize@temple.edu. Please note that the Prize email address is for questions related to the Library Prize, not for the submission of materials.


Important Note:
This is the official site of the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research and the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research on Sustainability & the Environment, Temple University Libraries. Please consult this site for the official prize rules, forms, and deadlines.

Sponsors and Thanks

Temple University Libraries is grateful to John H. Livingstone Jr. and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, for their generous sponsorship of this initiative.

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