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Congratulations to Our Hirschhorn Award Nominees and Winner!

Draper would like to congratulate our 2013-2014 Hirschhorn Award nominees and winner! The Hirschhorn is given annually to the most outstanding thesis written by one of our students during the previous year. Theses are judged on the originality of the project, the strength of the research, and the quality of the writing.

This year we had ten total nominees. The winner is Jonathan Reeve (January 2014). All thesis titles are listed below.

Mario Cancel-Bigay (May 2014)
The Puerto Rican New Song Movement and its Aesthetics: Between the Modern and the Postmodern

Claire Butkus (January 2014)
Fantasy Voices: A Model for Subversive Female Vocality in “Badlands” and “Heavenly Creatures”

Alyson Cluck (January 2014)
Radical Acts and Archives: Reframing Conceptualism in New York and Rosario

Kari Dietrich (January 2014)
Bordieu’s Social Theories, Symbolic Capital and the Genesis of a new Social Field: Are the Calls for Global Environmental Human Rights a Social Movement Yet?

Adrian Drummond-Cole (May 2014)
The Great Transportation: Containerization, Trade Globalization, and the Rise of Finance

David Ferris (September 2013)
Pierce and the Temporal Core of Pragmatism

Claire Grandy (May 2014)
Water. Night. Red. The Structure of Desire in the Poetry of Ann Carson

Caroline McNamara (January 2014)
Everywhere/ Everywhen: The Theory of Relativity and Modern Narrative Structure

Natalie A. Schaad (September 2013)
Fighting a War on Multiple Fronts: How Soldiers Understand their Experiences of Sexual Assault in the United States Military

And Our Winner:

Jonathan Reeve (January 2014)
Macro-Etymological Textual Analysis: A Computational Application of Language History to Literary Criticism

Congratulations to all of our nominees, and to our winner Jonathan Reeve!





Draper News and Events!

Good morning Draperites, 
Please mark your calendars for Monday, December 16th, which is important for two reasons: 
1- it’s the thesis deadline for students planning to graduate this semester. Please have all necessary paperwork in to us by 5 pm on Monday 12/16. No exceptions or extensions! 
2- it’s the Draper End-of-Semester Party! Come and celebrate the successful completion of another semester with us, from 5 – 8 pm! More details to come. 
We’d also like to congratulate Babak Mazloumi and Anni Irish, who will both be presenting at the upcoming ACLA Conference, hosted at NYU this spring. Anni will also soon have a publication in MP, a feminist scholarly journal affiliated with Rutgers University. 
Congrats to both, and good luck with your end-of-semester work! 

Congrats to Draper Alumna, Shanna Farrell!

We’re so pleased to announce that recent Draper grad, Shanna Farrell, starts a new job on Monday! Building on work she did in Robin Nagle’s Topics in the City course last year (Oral History, Labors of Waste, and the Value of Knowledge), she will be the Assistant Academic Specialist in the Regional Oral History Office at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nice work, Shanna!

Draperites at Cultures of the Suburbs Conference this June

Draperites Bridget McFadden and Scott Silsbe will be presenting at the Cultures of the Suburbs 2013 Symposium at Hofstra University this June — 6/27-6/28. The conference title is “Out of Control Suburbs? Comparing Representations of Order, Disorder and Sprawl.”

Both will be presenting on Day 1, Thursday 6/27. Scott’s paper is entitled “Developing The Greenleaf Trail: Changing Perceptions of Green-space in Suffolk County, New York” and Bridget’s is “O2 pIONeers! When Science Claimed the Frontier and the Pioneer Donned a Lab Coat: Examining a Shift in Post-war American Residential Patterns in Response to Atomic Discovery.”
More info is attached. Have a great conference, guys!

Important News from the Wasserman Center for Career Development

  • Be a Wasserblogger: We are launching our blog this semester, and want your career perspectives. For more information please e-mail career.blog@nyu.edu.
  • Spring Job & Internship Fair: Thursday, Feb. 2, 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Kimmel Center. Meet with employers in all industries to explore part-time and full-time opportunities as well as internships.
  • Government & Non-Profit Expo: Friday, Feb. 17, 10:00am to 3:00pm at Georgetown University. Travel to Washington, DC to meet employers hiring for full-time employment and internships in the government, non-profit, and public service sectors. To sign up for a bus to DC or learn about other travel options, go to the Wasserman website. Transportation is provided by the Wasserman Center on a first-come/first-served basis. Registration is required in advance. For more information, call 212.998.4730.
  • Women’s Foreign Policy Group Mentor Fair: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30pm at the Kimmel Center. Network informally in round-table discussions with senior-level experts. Co-sponsored by the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. RSVP required.
  • Class of 2012 Resume Book Collection: Through January 26, the Wasserman Center will collect resumes for the Class of 2012 Resume Books, which are distributed to hundreds of employers. Resume critique is required. Visit http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/recruitment/resume_book.php for details.
  • Class of 2013: On-Campus Recruitment for Summer Internships: If you are thinking about finding a summer 2012 internship, the early stages of your job search should begin now — many industries will start recruiting Class of 2013 graduates for summer internships in January. That means that it is time to register for the On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) program. Visit http://www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/students/stu_on_campus.php for details.
  • Funded Internship Award Application: The Wasserman Center for Career Development is accepting spring semester applications for the Funded Internship Award. Students pursuing unpaid internships at non-profits, government agencies, arts organizations and other industries that do not traditionally pay their interns may apply for this selective $1,000 award. Details and application instructions available at www.nyu.edu/careerdevelopment/funded_internship.php; deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2:00pm.