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Student award winners run the gamut from poetry to political science

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POETS
(22 entries)
Winner: Nicholas Lauridsen $100
Honorable Mentions: Kimberly Johnson & Sarah Spath

COOK PRIZE IN POETRY
(29 entries)
Kimberly Johnson ($300)
Judge's comment: "I chose the poem for its rhythmic musculature, and for its lively and precise vocabulary."

INA COOLBRITH POETRY CONTEST
(36 entries)
lst Place: Amaranth Borsuk (UCLA) $300
2nd Place: Christina Ross (UC Irvine) $200

CROTHERS PRIZE IN LITERARY COMPOSITION
(28 entries)
Poetry:
Ellen Samuels $250
Rachel Teukolsky $175
Laura Wetherington $175
Prose:
James Ramey $250
Maria Elena Howard $150

DE LORENZO PRIZE IN MUSIC COMPOSITION
(11 entries)
Winners: Reynold Tharp ($750) and Mason Bates ($750)

LILI FABILLI ERIC HOFFER ESSAY
(24 entries)
First Place: Ana Martinez (student) $750 and Michael Rancer (staff) $750
2nd Place: Julie Rodriguez (staff), Carol Wood (staff) and Daniel Lee (student) $500 each

GOOR PRIZE IN JEWISH STUDIES
(4 entries)
Winners: Benjamin Wurgaft $475 and Lital Levy $475
Judge's comment: "Both papers are intellectually sophisticated, insightful, and beautifully crafted".

IRVING PRIZE FOR AMERICAN WIT & HUMOR
(15 entries)
Winner: Albert Ofrecia ($100)
Judge's comment: "One stands out FAR above the others, it's extremely well written, creative on many levels, and pretty hilarious:"

MACKAY LATIN TRANSLATION PRIZE
(14 entries)
First Place: William Short $1000
2nd Place: Kimberly Johnson & Darcy Krasne $250 each

MC DONALD GREEK COMPOSITION PRIZE
(3 entries)
Winner: Jon Christopher Geissmann $500
Judge's comments: "This translation did the most complete job of conveying as much of the sense of the English as possible while also producing several stylish turns of phrase and sentence-structures. My congratulations to the winner!"

PALMER PRIZE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
(9 entries)
1st Prize: Kristina Kempkey $300
Judge's Comment: "A sophisticated analysis of the role of NGOs in bringing about civil and political rights in Uganda and the role of rhetoric in the struggle between NGOs and the state. This is one of the best analyses I have seen on this issue, combining theoretical sophistication, methodological rigor, and practical policy implications. For a rather short paper, however, it packs in many complex variables to consider in the project of cultural change and the advancement of human rights."
2nd Prize: Lily Bradley $200
Judge's Comment: "advances our theoretical understanding of globalization and its impact on state power through a focus on the influence of oil companies in Columbia, Nigeria, and Angola. The author demonstaates a solid understanding of the different conditions in the three cases, yet a similar result in the erosion of sovereignty."

POET LAUREATE
(29 entries)
4th Place: Arielle Simmons - UC Berkeley ($25)

RICHARDSON LATIN TRANSLATION
(6 entries)
Winner: William Short $2000

ROSENBERG LYRIC POETRY
(16 entries)
Winner: Michael Heinrich $200

SCHILLER PHILOSOPHY CONTEST
(1 entry)
Winner: Eli Alshanetsky $200

SHROUT SHORT STORY PRIZE
(24 entries)
Winners: Lital Levy 1st prize $200
Second prizes: Michelle Mecklenburg $100 and Arielle Simmons $100

STEAGER FOLKLORE
(3 entries)
Winner: Adam David Zolkover ($50)
Judge's comment: "This paper is a sophisticated analysis of a major literary rendering of a standard Indo-European tale type. It is of near-professional folkloristic quality."

YANG MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE
(26 entries)
Trane DeVore $500
Judge's comment: "I consider this to be a particularly complex and ambitious poem. The poet presents us with a symphonic composition with very complex and richly layered themes and tonalities. Explicit themes (that of music and of travel being particularly clear) are interwoven, and the whole amounts to an investigation in the nature of time - how time moves, how it moves us, and how we move it. Along the way are moments of psychological as well as linguistic subtlety. Please give the poet my personal congratulations!"

YOUNG PRIZE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
(8 entries)
Jeff Lindemyer ($500)
Judge's comment: "I found this essay to be far and away the best of the entries. It was well-researched, well-argued and well-written. Moreover, unlike its competitors which focus on more well-trodden themes, it sheds light on a little-understood and immensely important subject."

EISNER AWARD

ARCHITECTURE
Brian James Martinez Cadiz
Gee-Ghid Tse

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Christine Ellen Reed

ART
Joe Arnold
Veronica De Jesus
Amanda Paullin Hughen
Indira Martina Mesihovic

CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING
Stephanie P. Tencer

DANCE
Javier Quiroz
Lily Dwyer

DRAMATIC ART
Joseph Mandragona
Tabitha Johnson
Cindy Chang
Jhana Weekes
Heather Crow

FILM/VIDEO
Jeffrey Lowe
Ian Kibbey
David Green

LITERATURE
Poetry
Timothy Wood
Julie A. Carr
Warren Liu
Prose
Elaine Castillo
Frank B. Wilderson, III

MUSIC
Hubert Ho
Shaw Pong Liu
Miriam Pak
Christina Schiffner
Michal Shein

PHOTO-IMAGING
Kasper Koczab
Marcus Hanschen
Honorable Mention: Collette Williams

UNIVERSITY MEDALIST
Ankur Luthra
Major: BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
BS in Business Administration

Finalists:

Anosheh Afghahi
Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology

Sara Davis-Eisenman
Dual Emphasis in Neuroscience and Philosophy

Ken N. Kamrin
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, minor in Mathematics