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UC Irvine Libraries Announce Winners
of 2008-09 Library-UROP Fellowship Awards

Winners of the 2008-2009 Library-UROP Fellowship AwardsAs part of a campuswide effort to support undergraduate research, the UCI Libraries, in cooperation with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, sponsor the Libraries-UROP Research Fellowship awards. Co-funded by the Libraries’ Nellie Ansley Reeves Award Endowed Fund and 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. The Fellowship provides up to $500 to encourage completion of the project. In addition to their faculty mentors, LURF Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with a research librarian who is a subject expert in the student’s field of inquiry.

Faculty mentors can encourage their students to include information on how the students intend to make extensive, innovative, or creative use of information resources in their UROP proposal. Submissions are judged on how well student researchers demonstrate:

  • Unusual depth or broadness in the use of library resources and collections, including, but not limited to, printed resources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all media.
  • Extraordinary ability to identify, locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library resources and to use them in the creation of a project in any medium that shows originality and/or has the potential to lead to original research in the future.
  • Demonstration of significant personal knowledge in the methods of research and inquiry.

The winners of the 2008-09 Library-UROP Fellowship Awards illustrate the diversity of projects that have been recognized by the Libraries.

Student Name

Faculty Mentor

Project Title


Brendan Allison

Celeste Fremon

The Fall of Orange County


Daniel Rojas

Judy Stepan-Norris

Labor Responses to the Origins of Capital Flight: 1950-1960


Lori Chiu

Mark Petracca

Too Big to Fail: A Study of Federal Government Bailouts


Andy An Hoone

Jane Newman

Customs and Practices of Southeast Asian Cultures in relation to Understanding and Treatment of Disability


Jordan Schonig

Jerome Christensen

Inside Illusory Hollywood: Hyperreality in the Hollywood Novel


James Bliss

Jared Sexton

The Function of “Socialism” in the 2009 US Presidential Campaign


Ingrid Cruz

Sahail Daulatzai

The Social and Political Art of Oaxaca


Imani White

Lisa Naugle

Examining West Side Story’s Importance


More information about the UCI Libraries-Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Research Fellowship Awards (LURF) is available on the Libraries Web site or contact Cathy Palmer, Head of Education and Outreach (cpalmer@uci.edu or x44972).


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