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Burgan Evans graduate conference presents awards

The first annual Cheryl Burgan Evans Graduate Conference on Multicultural Research was held at Miami April 10.

Organized by the graduate students of color association, the event showcased research and scholarship by graduate students of color at Miami. It also was initiated to acknowledge Burgan Evans, associate dean of the Graduate School, for her efforts to diversify Miami’s graduate student population.

Students who received awards include:

• Marc Bacharach, doctoral student in political science, received the Center for American and World Cultures Award for Scholastic Excellence in the Social Sciences for his project, "The Ties that Bind: The Political Relationship Between Blacks and Jews";

• Cedric Burrows, master’s student in English, and Vida Robertson, doctoral student in English, received the Graduate Students of Color Association Awards for Outstanding Scholarship in the Humanities. Burrows presented "I Don’t See Any American Dream: I See An American Nightmare! The Authority of Experiences, King, and The Black Male Image" and Robertson presented research on "Albinism and the Aesthetics of Blackness";

• Gouri Mehta, master’s student in theatre, received the Graduate School Award for Excellence in Creative and Fine Arts for her project "Reconsidering Spaces: The Participation of Female Performers in Chhau of Sareikela and Mayur Bhanj of Eastern India";

• Craig Saddler, doctoral student in educational leadership, received the School of Education and Allied Professions Award in Pedagogical Studies for his project "A Critical Analysis of the Impact of Public Schools on African-American Students – A Critical Race Perspective;" and

• Hani Henry, doctoral student in psychology, received the Graduate Students Association Award for Exceptional Graduate Research for his project "Multiculturalism, Inclusion, and Cultural Sensitivity Training: How to Engage in a Difficult Conversation About These Issues."

The conference was sponsored by the graduate students of color association, the Graduate School, the graduate students association, the Center for American and World Cultures and the School of Education and Allied Professions.

Date Published: 04/29/2004
Volume: 23   Number: 34

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