Dean's Awards are granted to 50 undergraduates who have completed an outstanding senior thesis or project during the current academic year (2009-10). Each recipient will receive a $100 cash award, and will be considered for a Chancellor's and Steck Award. Winners will be honored at the Student Achievement Awards ceremony on June 4, 2010. Names of the winners will also be announced at graduation.
Below are the recipients of this year's Dean's and Chancellor Award for the Humanities Division
Corey Raymond Heimlich, Senior, Russian Language/Literature, Porter College
Project: "Repetition is the Mother of Learning"
Advisor: William Nickell
Caitlin Jolicoeur, Senior, History, Merrill College
Project: "The Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade: The Reconciliation of Reason & Religion"
Advisor: Greg O'Malley
Daniel Englander, Senior, History, Merrill College
Project: "The In-Between Years: Mizrachi and Palestinian Victims in Israel's Formative Period"
Advisor: Edmund Burke
Zack Ruskin, Senior, Literature, Cowell College
Project: "Endangered Species"
Advisor: Micah Perks
Johanna Heloise Abtahi, Senior, Literature, Stevenson College
Project: "Transnational Landscapes and Topography in the Poetry of Matthew Arnold"
Advisor: John Jordan
Lejla Mrgan, Senior, Literature, Porter College
Project: "Addressing the Needs of the Community - The Lazarus Narrative as a Story About Grief"
Advisor: Gildas Hamel
Sarah Oesterling, Senior, Literature, Porter College
Project: "The Appeal of Sensation Over Reflection in 'The Lady of Shalott' "
Advisor: John Jordan
Caitlin Canonica, Senior, Linguistics, Kresge College
Project: "Dimunitive Reduplication in Modern Israeli Hebrew: A Detailed Account in Optimality Theory"
Advisor: Armin Mester
Briana Brooks, Senior, History, Merrill College
Project: "Morality and Social Order in the Great Rising of 1381: the Problem of Legitimacy"
Advisor: Buchanan Sharp
Sara Lun Wang, Senior, Feminist Studies, College 8
Project: "Our Investment in the Cell: New Formations of Bodies and Biological Capital"
Advisor: Megan Moodie
Chancellor Award Recipients:
Sara Lun Wang