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Life of the Mind

Memories of College alumni in several concentrations involve the magnum opus of their fourth years-the BA project. Here is an assortment of papers that garnered prizes this past spring. Each of the following students also received honors in the area in which the paper was written.

History concentrator Sara E. Berndt won the Anna M. and George E. Barnard Memorial Prize in American History for her essay "The Politics of Compromise: W. E. B. Du Bois and Racial Justice, Paris, 1919."

Art history and visual-arts concentrator Jonah C. Gamblin received the Visiting Committee for the Visual Arts Prize for his essay "Gustave Caillebote's point de l'Europe and the Surprise of the City in Cityscapes."

English concentrator Adrianne V. Ghaley received the Napier Wilt Prize in English and American Literature for her project "Four Short Stories: 'We're Going and We're Taking the New Car.'"

Music concentrator Kiri M. Miller earned the Leonard B. Meyer Prize for Musical Excellence for her essay "'To Die No More': Sacred Harp Memorial Lessons and the Transmission of Tradition."

Physics concentrator Mark C. Neyrinck received the John Haeseler Lewis Senior Thesis Prize for his essay "Modeling Steady-State Disk Accretion in the Magnetosphere of a Young Star."

Biological-sciences and economics concentrator Jonathan A. Nowak earned the Sigma Xi Prize for his essay "An Investigation of Interconnection Between the Doa4 Deubiquitinating Enzyme of Vacuolar Protein Degradation."

Geography concentrator Brian M. Wulfesteig won the Illinois Geographical Society's Outstanding Senior in Geography Award for his essay "The Location Pattern of Major League Baseball Facilities and Their Relationship to the Evolving Urban Landscape."


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