Library Award for Undergraduate Research
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The University of Maryland Libraries and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research have partnered to showcase and reward undergraduate research projects. The Library Award for Undergraduate Research aims to promote the value and use of library services and information resources.
Imperialism’s Wayward Child: The Impact of Imperialist Thought on Neanderthal Reconstructions (2023-03-30)Our popular and scientific reconstructions of Neanderthals have varied greatly over the past 200 years, following trends in Enlightenment thought and race science. This paper traces Neanderthal reconstructions over time ...
Al-Ghazali’s Interpretation of Muslim Men and Menstruation in the 11th Century (2023-03-30)The paper focuses on medieval menstruation in the Islamic religion. The primary source is Marriage and Sexuality in Islam: a Translation of al-Ghazali’s Book on the Etiquette of Marriage from the Ihya by Madelain Farah, ...
Cultural Chaos at Comiskey: Baseball and Disco's Intersection in 1979 (2023-03-30)Disco Demolition Night was an infamous promotion at Chicago's Comiskey Park in July of 1979. In between games of a Major League Baseball doubleheader, a box of disco records was exploded in centerfield. Fans left their ...
Getting from Sesame Street to Sesamstrasse: The Development of Sesame Street's International Adaptations, 1970-1978 (2023-03-30)“Getting from Sesame Street to Sesamstrasse” looks at the American children’s television show Sesame Street and its international adaptations in the early 1970s, tracing the development of a iterative model of co-production ...
Homosexual Investigations: The CIA’s Contribution to the Lavender Scare from the 1950s to the 1980s (2023-03-30)This research paper analyzes why and how the CIA participated in the “Lavender Scare,” specifically why and how they discriminated against gay and lesbian employees from the 1950s to the 1980s. The CIA discriminated against ...