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Libraries Announce Winners of 2008-09 LURF Fellowship Awards

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Back row: Jordan Schonig, Brendan Allison, James Bliss
Front row: Daniel Rojas, Imani White, Lori Chiu, Andy An Hoang
Not shown: Ingrid Cruz

The Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of the 2008-09 UCI Libraries-Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Research Fellowship Awards (LURF).

Co-funded by the Libraries’ Nellie Ansley Reeves Award Endowed Fund and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (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 the following awards in support of their proposed research projects.

$500 Award:
Brendan Allison , for The Fall of Orange County
Daniel Rojas , for Labor Responses to the Origins of Capital Flight: 1950 – 1960

$250 Award:
Lori Chiu , for Too Big to Fail: A Study of Federal Government Bailouts

$200 Award:
Andy An Hoang , for Customs and Practices of Southeast Asian Cultures in relation to Understanding and Treatment of Disability
Jordan Schonig , for Inside Illusory Hollywood: Hyper-reality in the Hollywood Novel

$150 Award:
James Bliss , for The Function of “Socialism” in the 2009 U.S. Presidential Campaign

$100 Award:
Ingrid Cruz , for The Social and Political Art of Oaxaca
Imani White , for Examining West Side Story’s Importance

LURF Fellows are required to present their research at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, 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. 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.