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Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize

Instructions and criteria for submitting work.

2021 Winners

On behalf of the prize committee, we are writing to announce the winners of the Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize:

Alexander Tum - Nominated by Professor Kathryn Kalinak for his project, “Penguin Films and the Environment: The Triumph of Happy Feet and the Trouble with March of the Penguins,” which demonstrated exceptional choice and use of secondary literature to advance an original argument on the important subject of climate change.

Ashley Mariani - For her project, “The Mass Incarceration of Black Women,” which demonstrated excellent gathering and synthesis of information sources pertaining to the critical topic of systemic racism in the US. Her project was produced for Professor Erik Christiansen's Honors first year seminar.

Please join us in celebrating these students for a (research) job well done! Visit Digital Commons @ RIC, linked in the box below, to view their projects. 

Digital Commons @ RIC

With their permission, the Adams Library publishes winners' projects in its public digital archive, Digital Commons @ RIC. Use the link below to view prize winning projects. 

The Anchor Newspaper

Read about this year's winners in an article published by The Anchor.