A poster by two undergrads in the DHLC—Sal Antonucci (English) and Jacob Frazier (James Madison, Honors College PA)—that describes some of the latest results from our new poetry study at MSU (in collaboration with the NYU neuro-aethetics project), won 1st prize for the Humanities and Arts Poster session at UURAF this year.
Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Honors College, UURAF gives students an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activities.
One award is given for each program section offered at UURAF. The program sections include areas related to the liberal arts like Communication Arts and Sciences; Digital Media; Education; Global and Area Studies; Graphic Design; Humanities and Performing Arts; and Linguistics, Languages, and Speech.
Monetary prizes are awarded to recognize exemplary achievement with one first-place award ($100) given in each section. First-place award recipients are eligible to submit their work for the grand-prize awards. Two grand prizes ($500 each) will be awarded to one program from the science and engineering categories and one program from the humanities, social sciences, and communication arts and sciences categories.
The winning poster was called: "Literary Neuroscience: Understanding the Nature of Aesthetic Pleasure"
Read more about the events and the winners at CAL's webpage.