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Celebrating the Winners of the 2021 Library Undergraduate Research Awards

March 5, 2021

Image of magnifying glass over a book announcing the Library Undergraduate Research Award winners

The Claremont Colleges Library has selected the winners of its 8th annual Library Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA). The awards honor students who demonstrate exemplary original research and scholarship, including remarkable skill and creativity in the use of library and information resources. 

This year’s LURA winners are: 

Senior Award

Kristine Chang, Pomona

Paper Title: “The Tip-of-the-Mandarin Tongue: The Effects of Phonology and Orthography on TOT Incidence and Resolution”

Faculty Sponsor: Lise Abrams

Junior Award

Benjamin Sievers, Pitzer 

Paper Title: “Measles Eradication: Let’s Root Out Measles, Ring-vaccinate Hotspots, and Eradicate this Deadly Scourge Forever”

Faculty Sponsor: Anna Wenzel

Sophomore Award

Natasha Stange, Pomona

Paper Title: “Politics of Plague: Ancient Epidemics and Their Impact on Society”

Faculty Sponsor: Benjamin Keim

First-Year Award

Sonam Rikha, Pomona

Paper Title: “Language Oppression in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and Tibetan Prefectures”

Faculty Sponsor: Jenny Thomas 

Please contact if you would like to attend the Award Ceremony via Zoom on Monday, March 15th at 5:15pm PST