Sarah Hankins Wins 1st place in the Library UG Research Awards

Sarah Hankins '20 (English major) won first place in USD’s Copley Library's First Annual Undergraduate Research Awards with her English Senior Project. Her paper "Torture the Women: A Gaze at the Misogynistic Machinery of Scary Cinema” was from her English Senior Project course in Fall 2019, taught by Dr. Maura Giles Watson. Her senior project faculty advisor was Dr. Fred Robinson.

Michael Epstein, USD Copley Library, wrote, “This award recognizes your exceptional use of library resources and services in the writing of your paper. On behalf of the judging panel, I offer congratulations on your achievement.”

As part of this award Sarah will receive a check in the amount of $800 as well as an award certificate and letter of recognition from the Dean of the University Library. Her paper will also be featured in Copley Library’s online repository Digital USD.

The Copley Library Undergraduate Library Research Awards were established to recognize students’ exceptional research papers using library resources and services.  Award amounts are: First Place Paper, $800; Second Place Paper, $400.  For more information on the library undergraduate research awards, please go to:

Congratulations, Sarah, on your award!

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