URE 2012 Winners

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FIRST PLACE:

Matt Robida

Department of English

College of the Liberal Arts

Nominated by Jack Selzer, Ph.D.

"Twenty-Two days on a Chain Gang: The Killer of American Chain Gangs"

SECOND PLACE:

Melissa Guarno

African Studies Program

College of the Liberal Arts

Nominated by Clemente Abrokwaa, Ph.D.

"Coltan in the Democratic Republic of Congo"

THIRD PLACE:

Carolyn Whiteman

Department of Political Science

College of the Liberal Arts

Nominated by Clemente Abrokwaa, Ph.D.

"African Griots: A Legacy of Rich Oral Tradition"

OTHER ARC SCHOLARS:

Sarah Higgins - "The Effects of Levirate Marriage on Men and Women in Nigeria"

Amy Horrigan - "Portugal’s Influence on Ancient Benin Art"

Nicole Mapp - "A Rhetorical Analysis of King’s 'Love, Law, and Civil Disobedience'"

Kelsey Rogalewicz - "Crossing a Line: The Use of African American Vernacular in Kathryn Stockett’s 'The Help'"

Erin Ryan - "Telling it from the Mountain"

Jordan Talmadge - "A Study of the Struggles of Upward Mobility for Black Women in American Business"

Katie Wawrzonek - "Malaria and the Sickle-Cell Trait"