It's time to submit nominations for the two CMCL Gunderson awards from the last calendar year (Spring 2007-Fall 2007)!
WHERE/WHAT: Submit three hard copies of the seminar paper to Prof. Pezzullo's mailbox with a separate title sheet including: (1) the name of the desired award on it; (2) the name of the student; and (3) the name of the Professor who is nominating the paper and/or the Professor who taught the graduate seminar for which it was written. [There should be no identifying markers on the paper itself; these awards are judged anonymously.]
WHEN: By March 21. Both awards will be announced at the Spring Graduate Student Award Ceremony on Friday, April 25 at 4 PM in C100.
WHY: The Gunderson Awards are the top CMCL graduate student awards…
a) The Robert G. Gunderson Award is a self-nominated student award for a paper that was written for a CMCL graduate seminar; the student may or may not be a CMCL major. Beyond the recognition of outstanding graduate student work, a small honorarium is granted to the winner. The criteria used to judge this award will be: originality of its risky and interdisciplinary contribution to the study of public culture, as well as quality of writing and research overall.
b) The Virginia Gunderson Award is a faculty-nominated award for the best paper written in a CMCL graduate seminar in the past year. Beyond the recognition for the student’s achievement, a $1,000 award is granted. The winner of this award also will be expected to present her/his paper at the first CMCL colloquium in the Fall semester. [Note: AMST also has a Virginia Gunderson Award; these are two different awards. This call is only for the CMCL one, which is judged separately.]