The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters congratulates the achievements of undergraduate students who received recognition for their research, scholarship, artistic expression and creative discovery during the 2014-2015 school year.
) had a poem, "Burnt Sugar," published in the spring 2015 issue of
Coastlines, FAU's literary journal
) was named the College of Arts and Letters' Undergraduate Researcher of the Year. His faculty mentor was Mirya Holman
) was invited to read her paper "The Racial Contract
: Deconstructing the Logic of Racial Domination" at the Florida Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, sponsored by the University of Florida (March 20-21, 2015). She was also awarded first prize for her essay "Sexual Harassment: The Ramifications of an Absolutized Conception of Free Speech" in the Constitution Day 2014 Essay Contest, sponsored by the Department of Political Science
as part of the Jack Miller Forum Constitution Day activities.
Aleksandar Vuk Nikolic
) was invited to read his paper "Human Consciousness, Where It Comes From and How It Relates to the Body" at the 19th Annual Southwestern Conference for Undergraduate Philosophers (Feb. 21, 2015). He was also awarded first place at FAU's Undergraduate Research Symposium
for his paper "Reality: A Subjective Empirical Illusion." His faculty mentor was Simon Glynn
) presented a paper, "The Unknown of Addiction: an Analysis of the Subculture of a Recovery Community," to the Southern Anthropological Society, Athens, Georgia, spring 2015. Her paper won Honorable Mention (second place in the undergraduate paper competition). Her faculty mentor was Michael Harris
) represented FAU as a HASTAC Scholar and participated in a research forum on the topic of self-expression on the Internet. Her contribution, "Gender on the Web: Selfies as Feminist Strategy,"
is available on the HASTAC website. Her faculty mentor was Lisa Swanstrom.
) is studying ceramics previously excavated in Nicaragua. Earlier this year, she went to the Middle American Research Institute in New Orleans and studied comparative collections to help her identify the pottery types that she would find in the Nicaraguan collections. She is currently in Nicaragua getting ready to start her work on her project "Ceramics of Chinandega, Nicaragua." Her faculty mentor is Clifford T. Brown
Additionally, several talented students from throughout the College of Arts and Letters presented their research at FAU's Undergraduate Research Symposium
, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. A complete list of their projects is available here