The Duke University Libraries cordially invite you to a reception for the winners of the Robert F. Durden Prize and Chester P. Middlesworth Award honoring the writers of superior student papers based on research in the Libraries' collections.
Friday, 24 October
Perkins Library, the Gothic Reading Room
Durden Prize winners for papers written using the Libraries' general collections are Jean Abreu, Adam Gross, Duy Nguyen, Andrew Simon.
Jean Abreu wrote “No te dejes quitar a tu hijo: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program” as an honors thesis for the history department under Antonio Veigo.
Adam Gross wrote “Does Capital Control Policy Affect Exchange Rate Policy: A Novel Approach Using Propensity Score Matching” as an honors thesis for the economics department under Craig Burnside.
Duy Nguyen wrote “Cartoon and Massacre: Japanese Empire in China, Korea and Taiwan” for Vasant Kaiwar’s Empire in Historical Perspectives.
Andrew Simon wrote “The Iranian Hostage Crisis: A War of Words, Not Worlds” for Ylana Miller’s History of the US and Middle East.
Middlesworth Award winners for papers written using the resources of the Libraries' Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library are Rachel Chelsea Allison and Foster Barnes Hauptfuhrer.
Chelsea Allison wrote “Voicing Women and War” for an English Independent Study course on poetry writing with Deborah Pope.
Barnes Hauptfuhrer wrote “Uniting a Dismembered State: North Carolina Secessionist Insurgency, November 1860-May 1861” for an African and African American Studies Independent Study course with Thavolia Glymph.
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