Voice major Jocelyn Beausire, who double majors in music and architecture, was recently awarded a 2017 UW Libraries Research Award for undergraduates in the senior non-thesis division for her paper The Emancipation of Urban Noise: John Cage’s Music as Acoustic Ecology, in which she posits a framework for encouraging inclusivity, egalitarianism, and cooperation in the creation of urban acoustic environments.
The awards, granted annually by UW Libraries in three divisions, includes a $1,000 cash award and recognition at a special awards ceremony hosted by UW Libraries. Submissions are judged based on the students' project, reflective essay, and bibliography and how well they demonstrate use of library resources in conducting their research.
Founded in 2004 with support from The Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment and Friends of the Libraries, the Research Awards for Undergraduates have granted more than $100,000 to UW students who have gone on graduate studies at such prestigous universities as Columbia, Harvard, Syracuse, Yale, and many others.
More information about Jocelyn's project and those of other 2017 award winners can be found here.