Writing and Rhetoric Students Win Library Research Awards / May 5, 2017

Each year, the Hesburgh Library hosts the Undergraduate Library Research Award, and we are pleased to announce that two Writing and Rhetoric students have been recognized for their work:  

Alice Reid, a student in Arnaud Zimmern's Writing and Rhetoric class, "The Rhetoric of Father Hesburgh," has won 1st Place for a 1000-Level Course. While researching and writing her essay, "Hesburgh's Relationships: The Success Story of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute," Alice made extensive use of the Hesburgh Library's archival holdings. In his letter of nomination, Arnuad Zimmern observes that "Alice’s emotional intelligence and sensitivity to social tensions is beautifully on display as she deciphers Hesburgh's diplomatic rhetoric." He also notes that her essay is a "nuanced, persuasive, and eminently readable report of both a sociological and historical tenor, tracing the social network that made possible the Tantur Institute."  

Sarah Maazouz, a student in Erik-John Fuhrer's Community-Based Writing and Rhetoric class, won Honorable Mention for a 1000-Level Course. Sarah's project, "A Woman's Manifesto: Effects of the Perceptions of Women in Society," mimics, samples, and remixes sources from popular culture to form a unique argument about the ways women are barraged by external expectations that end up eliding their agency. Sarah demonstrated a dynamic use of research and a deep engagement with the sources and their contexts. 

Congratulations, Alice and Sarah!