Weinberg Memorial Library 2012 Library Research Prize Winners
The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Library Research Prize. In addition to the undergraduate category, a second category for graduate students was added this year resulting in the awarding of two prizes.
Stephanie A. Pisko, a senior double major in History and Women’s Studies, whose submission, “Murder and Turmoil: Honor and Crimes of Passion in Two Nineteenth-Century Murder Trials,” was selected as 2012 winner of the Undergraduate Library Research Prize. Describing her research, Stephanie wrote in her application essay, “Throughout the entire process, the library and the librarians helped me with all my questions, and there were many. [...] As an undergraduate I had never taken on extensive research like this before and their guidance was invaluable. From learning to use the microfilm machine to locating articles in a bound journal, the library was there every step of the way. The research skills I gained are as sophisticated and as numerous as those of a graduate student. I feel confident of how to research, how to evaluate scholarly sources, and how to integrate the sources. This research project would not have been of the same quality without the librarians’ extensive knowledge and constant assistance.” Stephanie’s supporting faculty member was Dr. Susan L. Poulson in the History Department.
In addition to our winners, two students were selected to receive Honorable Mentions in the Undergraduate category: Allison Carey for her submission, “Dynamics of Recent Trade Relationships with China,” and Ryan P. Pipan for his submission, “Much Ado about the Archer-Shee’s: Shakespearean Signatures in Terence Rattigan’s The Winslow Boy.”
Winners were honored at a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the Library’s 5th floor Heritage Room.