Each year, the U-M Library conducts a research award competition to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary academic achievements of our undergraduate students. The award is given to students who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted in support of an undergraduate student project. This year, International Studies supported a new Global Research Award component with a Maize and Blue category to be awarded to a project with an international focus. This year, the Global Award in the Maize category was given to Emily Bodden, Mario Goetz, Emilie Neumeier, Aaron Szulczewski, and Leslie Teng for their research project, “polish4Divestment for Humanity: The Anti-Apartheid Movement at the University of Michigan.” The Global Award in the Blue category was given to Monique Becker for her Honors thesis, “An Escape from the Perceived Rationalist-Constructivist Binary: A Look Into Derogable Human Rights Agreements.”

To learn more about the Undergraduate Research Award and the 2014-15 recipients, click here.