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We are currently accepting submissions for the 2017-2018 Library Undergraduate Research Award. To be considered, please submit your research and supporting documents by May 4, 2018.


The Ina Dillard Russell Library is happy to announce the Undergraduate Research Award for the 2017-18 academic year. The purpose of the award is to recognize student scholarship that utilizes library resources and to highlight the contribution the library has on student outcomes. 

You may submit your research directly to the Knowledge Box for consideration. 

You may download the Undergraduate Research Award Rubric Form to see what judges will look for in the reflective essay, research project, and bibliography.

2016-2017 Winners

award winners

2016-2017 Award Winners (Faculty advisors Jenny Townes and Jeff Dowdy with student winners Kevin Morris and Ruby Zimmerman)  

Chinese Cubans: Transnational Origins and Revolutionary Integration by Kevin J. Morris

Mrs. McIntyre’s Fateful Struggles: The Innocent Bystander, Mrs. McIntyre, is Inherently Good in Flannery O’Connor’s “The Displaced Person” by Ruby Zimmerman

Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Amielle Burch and Elizabeth McCrary were the recipients of the inaugural Russell Library Undergraduate Research Award for 2014-15. 

Research topics:

  • Burch - "Transhumanism: Ethical, Genetic, and Social Challenges" (Lower-Level Undergraduate Award - first and second year)
  • McCrary - "Mindfulness, Self-regulatory Capacity, and Regulation of Health Behaviors" (Upper-Level Undergraduate Award - third and fourth year) 

​​From Left: Dr. Joe Mocnik (Library Director), Elizabeth McCrary, Dr. Shaundra Walker (Associate Director for Instruction and Research) and Amielle Burch

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