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Thesis Awards 2013/2014

Model Theses

  • Elizabeth Barnes, Fixed Point in a Changing Age: Anxieties of Health, Empire, and Race in Twenty-First-Century Adaptations of Sherlock Holmes, Supervisor:  Martin Kevorkian, English
  • Aakash D. Batra, Health Systems Strengthening As An HIV/ AIDS Policy Tool: Implications for U.S. HIV/AIDS Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, Supervisor:  Dr. Joshua W. Busby, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • Spindrift Beck, The Cheater: A Television Pilot and The Third Golden Age of Television: The Anti-Hero Trend and Its Influence, Supervisor:  Stuart D. Kelban, Radio-Television-Film
  • Jasmine A. Castellanos, Ni Putes Ni Soumises (Neither Whores Nor Submissive): The identity Quest of a French Feminist Movement, Supervisor:  Hervé Picherit, French and Italian
  • Lydia Crooks, Double Trouble in the Anthropocene Frameworks Matter, Supervisor: George S. Christian, English
  • William Harrison Gorman, Re-Evaluating the Energy Efficiency Gap in Austin: How the Principal-Agent Problem Affects the Adoption of Efficient Technologies, Supervisor:  Michael E. Webber, Mechanical Engineering
  • Benjamin T. Keeler, Has the Drug War Failed?: An Economic Analysis of America's War on Drugs, Supervisor:  Stephen Ryan, Economics
  • Kelsey M. McKinney, Mr. University: The Life of Harry Huntt Ransom, Supervisor:  Janet M. Davis, American Studies
  • Tianhe "Zen" Ren, "Silence Will Choke Us": An Examination of Chinese-American Perceptions of LGBT People, Supervisor:  Dr. Huaiyin Li, History and Asian Studies
  • Katherine M. Sinclair, 'La Chasse aus Papillons': Myth, History, and Memory in the Penal Colony of French Guiana, Supervisor:  Philippa Levine, History

Albert Prize for Medical Science

Gordon P. Watt, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in the Texas Border Region: Toward Improving Control, Supervisor: Leanne Field, Biological Sciences

Lois Trice Prize for Creative Scholarship in a Thesis

Kristen A. Moor, A Comparative Analysis of Hacktivism and Street Art As Means of Countercultural Expression, Supervisor:  Elizabeth Keating, Anthropology

University Co-op/George H. Mitchell Undergraduate Student Awards for Academic Excellence

Patrick Naeve, "To Reckon the Far-Off Origins of Men": the Historical and Geographical Poetics of Beowulf, Supervisor: Dan Birkholz ($3,000)

Lucy Junker, Fooling Lear: Contemporary Performance Practices of Shakespeare's King Lear in Moscow and London, Supervisor: Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Comparative Literature ($2,000)

Casey Nice, Shakespeare and the Law: Legal Philosophy, Forensic Rhetoric, and Justice in Shakespeare's Plays, Supervisor: James N. Loehlin, English ($2,000)

Dean's Distinguished Graduates, College of Liberal Arts

  • Patrick Naeve, Plan II Honors, English & History
  • Andrew Wilson, Plan II Honors & History
  • Laura Wright, Plan II Honors

Honorable Mention

  • Yoon Hoo Lee, Plan II Honors & Latin
  • Sarah Witkowski, Plan II Honors & Psychology

Plan II Distinguished Graduates

  • Alexandra Arambula, Plan II Honors & Biomedical Engineering Honors
  • Holland Finley, Plan II Honors & Business Honors
  • Alex Fischer, Plan II Honors, Rhetoric and Writing & Philosophy
  • Elyssa Klann, Plan II Honors & Psychology
  • Kelsey McKinney, Plan II Honors
  • Shiv Rawal, Plan II Honors & Government

Plan II Honors Volunteer of the Year

  • Stephanie Morgan, Plan II Honors & Business Honors
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