As the leading research institute in New Mexico, UNM strives to recognize its student and faculty research initiatives. The University Libraries is a proud supporter of this and is happy to announce the five recipients of the 2023 Jim and Mary Lois Friday Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Awards. 

This prestigious award aims to shine a light on both emerging and advanced research in undergraduates. The award accepts original research projects completed by individuals or groups in all formats including, research papers, design portfolios, compositions, posters and digital projects.

“We pride ourselves in supporting students throughout their entire college career through our expertise, services, spaces, and collections,” said Leo Lo, dean of College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences. 

All recipients will receive a cash prize and their research will be added to the UNM Digital Repository.

Emerging Researcher Category:

First Place – Michael A. Chavez, Women, Nature, and Culture: Critical Ecofeminist Theory in Listening Woman

First Place – Kori Szabo-Smith, Too Male to Fail: How Gender Disparity Manifests Within Owensboro's K-12 Education System Under the Status Quo

Second Place – Daniel L. Feng, Cezanne's Colors, Lines, and Perspectives of Mont Saint Victoire

Third Place – Lauren E. Reddington, Prometheus Bound by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders: Psychological and Physical Punishment

Advanced Researcher Category:

Firs Place – Anna Borders, How Pasta Unified Italy

The Jim and Mary Lois Friday Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of the University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills. The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences would like to thank the judges, committee members, and the Hulsman for their support of the award program.