URE 2011 Winners

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FIRST PLACE:

Jake Plevelich

Department of History

College of the Liberal Arts

Nominated by Clemente Abrokwaa, Ph.D.

"African Americans and The Prison Industrial Complex"

SECOND PLACE:

Michelle Kulla

Department of Women's Studies

College of the Liberal Arts

Nominated by Clemente Abrokwaa, Ph.D.

"From the South African Mine to the American Bride: How Diamonds Inform Gender Roles Throughout the Supply Chain"

THIRD PLACE:

Alecia DeCuollo

Energy, Business and Finance

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Nominated by Clemente Abrokwaa, Ph.D.

"Ideology, Race and Education: A Study of the Impact of Apartheid on the Education of Black South Africans – 1948-94"

RUNNER-UP:

Coralie McEachron

Department of Psychology

College of the Liberal Arts

Nominated by Clemente Abrokwaa, Ph.D.

"Skin Bleaching Usage Among People of African Descent"

OTHER ARC SCHOLARS:

Carey Bell, Rachel Dzombak, and Tara Sulewski - "Preparing and Complying with Institutional Review Board Protocols for Integrated Research and Entrepreneurship Ventures in Developing Countries"

Catherine Brown - "Janis Joplin’s Impact on Women in the Music Industry"

Megan Foster - "The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Model for the National Civil Rights Movement"

Kiauhna Haynes - "Western Feminism and the African American Woman"

Hee Joo Kang - "Gender Inequalities in Korea"

Danna O'Rourke - "The Black Panther Party for Self Defense: History, Goals, and Speculation of Success"