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Libraries Support Student Research through LURF

LURF winners, 2010-2011
(left to right) Joseph-Martin Novelo, Irais Rodriguez, Daniel Kovell, Teresa Villaruz, Rachelle Plotkin, Sarah Marsh. (Not pictured: Joseph Hong)
Photo credit: Sage Kim

The UCI Libraries collections and services are the foundation of UCI's innovative research and learning. The Libraries-Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellowship (LURF) awards provide recognition and support to selected students whose research projects make significant use of library resources, demonstrate creative applications of research methodology, or focus on research about the scholarly information process. LURF awards are generously co-funded by the Libraries' Nellie Ansley Reeves Award Endowed Fund and the UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Congratulations to the following students for their selection as 2010-11 Fellows:

$250 Award:

Irais Rodriguez, for "English for the Children: Living Memories of Proposition 227 in California"

$200 Award:

Sara Marsh, for "Appropriation and Integration: British and Indian Painting and Photography during the 1857 Rebellion."

$100 Award:

Teresa Villaruz, for "Integration and Separation: Filipino World War II Veterans."

Joseph Hong, for "Towards a Saidian Reading: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's Novel and the Dialogues of its Worldliness."

Daniell Kovell, for "The Times corresponds the American Civil War: 1861-1865."

Joseph-Martin Novelo, for "Law Enforcements Interaction with Homicide Cases: Factors Influencing Homicide Clearance Rates."

Honorary Mention:

Rachelle Plotkin, for "Narratives of the Vietnam War."