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UIC Library ENGL 161 Research Awards

Information about the UIC Library Research Awards for the most outstanding research papers written by English 161 students.

Fall 2021

The winner of the Fall 2021 UIC Library English 161 award is....

First Place: Hannah Dzielawa, nominated by Thomas Moore

Separate and unequal: The lingering racial disparities in renal transplantation

Read all about it on the library's news story.


Spring 2021

The winners of the Spring 2021 UIC Library English 161 Research Awards are as follows:

First Place: Carl Valendez, nominated by Todd Sherfinski
Dengue Transmission and Its Human Related Causes

2nd Place: Cristal Vargas, nominated by Alex Luft
Pediatric Leukemia Survivorship: Beyond Treatment Completion

3rd Place: Maria Castillo-Garcia, nominated by Jules Wood
Feminist Depictions in Little Women


Fall 2020

There were many outstanding research papers and process essays this past semester, making judging extremely difficult. Nevertheless, the winners for the Fall 2020 UIC Library English 161 Student Research Awards are:

First Place: Zane Licena, nominated by Daniel Barton
It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sustainable Development and Environmental Gentrification in Marginalized Urban Communities 

2nd Place: Preaksha Garg, nominated by Jacob Boyd
Neighborhood Segregation and Covid-19

3rd Place: Shaiva Dhani, nominated by Todd Sherfinski
The Uses of Insects in Medicine

Congratulations to them and to all of the nominated students!