Our annual arts competition recognizes student-created works of art on course-related theme.
UROP Research Paper Awards
Humanities Core and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) have combined efforts to recognize excellence in undergraduate research. Each spring, instructors nominate outstanding research papers on an independently chosen topic in the course theme, and a panel of instructors selects the ten best.
2018 Award Winners
Jesse Chong, “A Photograph’s Exemplification of Borderless Christian Hakka Identity”
Leeanne Qussiny, “The Immortal Refugee Child”
Michelle Tran, “The Romances of Ishi: A Mark of Civilization or Savagery?”
2017 Award Winners
Kimberly Hu, “Frankenstein–from Humanity to Monstrosity”
Gwynette Paez, “Seeking its Hidden Identity Within Contemporary Japan”
2016 Award Winners
Samiha Ali. “The Birangona Women of Bangladesh: Analyzing Representations of Sexual Violence during the 1971 Liberation War.”
Michelle Bui. “Beckett and Brecht: Thoughts on the Human Condition.”
Stephanie Matsuno. “The Kamikaze of Individual Dreams: A Film Analysis of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises.”
Nicole Nguyen. “Media Representations of the Nanking Massacre.”
Dominique Oei. “Constructing Magneto: the (Anti)-American Vision of the Holocaust.”
Darlene Vales. “Hamilton: Bringing Together the Past and the Present.”
See also prize-winning essays from previous years.