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LURF Fellowship Winners

Libraries Announce Winners of 2007-08 LURF Fellowship Awards

The Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of the 2007-08 UCI Libraries-Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Research Fellowship Awards (LURF).
Co-funded by the Libraries’ Nellie Ansley Reeves Award Endowed Fund and UROP, LURF awards provide recognition and support to selected fellows whose research projects make significant use of library resources, demonstrate creative applications of research methodology, or focus on research about the scholarly information process.

Congratulations to the following students who received awards in support of their outstanding research projects.


From left to right: Sheilamae Reyes, Marie Grace Trinidad, Matthew Alecock, Jalili Eemaan, Lisa Van Vu
(not pictured: Brian Walker)

$500 Award:

  • Sheilamae Reyes, for "Framing California’s Proposition 187," under the supervision of Professor David Meyer, with assistance by Research Librarian Pauline Manaka.

$350 Awards:

  • Marie Grace Trinidad, for "Evaluating the Efficacy of Hygiene Improvement Frameworks Using Existing Cultural Beliefs,” under the supervision of Professor Zuzan Bic, with assistance by Research Librarian Linda Murphy.
  • Matthew Alecock, for "Criminology, Law and Society,” under the supervision of Professor John Dombrink, with assistance by Research Librarian Brian Williams.
  • Jalili Eemaan, for “The Japanese Textbook: Controversial Changes in Rhetoric,” under the supervision of Professor Robert Uriu, with assistance by Research Librarians Dan Tsang and Ying Zhang.

$300 Awards:

  • Brian Walker, for “The Evolution of the 14th Amendment Through a Human Perspective,” under the supervision of Professor Barry Seigel, with assistance by Research Librarians John Novak and Brian Williams.

$150 Award:

  • Lisa Van Vu, for “The Learning and Motivating Power of Environmental Cinema,” under the supervision of Professor Caesar Sereseres, with assistance by Research Librarian Dan Tsang.

Undergraduate students who wish to be considered for a LURF award must describe within their research project proposal how they intend to use library print or electronic resources. LURF awards provide up to $500 in additional funds for project-related supplies and expenses. Fellows are required to present their research at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium held in May of each year, to write a paper that presents their research findings, and to submit their manuscripts for possible publication in The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to work closely with a research librarian who is a subject expert in the student’s filed of inquiry.