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2018 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards Winners

By skennedy on May 4, 2018 2:48 PM | Permalink

Dean Maggie Farrell and the University Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Lance and Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards. The awards, generously funded through an endowment established by Lance and Elena Calvert, encourage undergraduate UNLV students to master the art of research to become successful, self-sufficient, lifelong learners.

This year’s winners include:

Creative Works Category

Clarice Cuda
“Power Suit”
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Susanna Newbury, Department of Art

Ardennes Vickery
"Fourth Time's A Charm"
Faculty sponsor: Dr.  Cian T. McMahon, Department of History & Honors College

Advanced Undergraduate Category

Winnie Wu
"Julia Margaret Cameron's Photographs as Paintings"
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Susanna Newbury,  Department of Art

Alex Straftis
"Testosterone and the Adult Male"
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Peter Gray, Department of Anthropology

Jenni Tifft-Ochoa
"From Bison to Cattle: The Ecology of the Southern Plains, 1500-1750"
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jeff Schauer,  Department of History

Applicants submit a reflective essay on their research, and a letter of support from a faculty member as part of the application process. Each of the winners will receive $1,000 and have their work is published in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the institutional repository for university research.