University of Pittsburgh
November 6, 2003

Pitt's Women's Studies Program Awards Students For Outstanding Research


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh Women's Studies Program is recognizing seven women for outstanding student research in its 23rd annual Student Research Paper Prize Competition. Cash prizes have been awarded to the following students.

In the Tamara Horowitz Graduate Student Paper competition, the winners were:

• Jill Dione of Pittsburgh, School of Arts and Sciences (SAS),

"Foundations in Fashion," first place, $500;

• Michelle Rodino of Seattle, Wash., SAS, "Converging on the Agents of

Consumption: When Moore's Law Meets Parkinson's Law,"

second place, $150; and

• Jennifer Hagerty Lingler of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing, SAS,

"Distinguishing Sexual Activity from Sexual Maltreatment among

Women with Dementia," second place, $150.

In the Undergraduate Student Paper competition, the winners were:

• Karyn Lintelman of Pittsburgh, SAS, "'Social Equality' and the

'Woman Question' in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: How the White Man Maintains Control in America," first place, $400;

• Ligaya Ganster of Allison Park, Pa., SAS, "Recasting and Redefining: The

Roles and Resistance of East Indian Women in Guyana," second

place, $200;

• Amber Herczeg of Jamison, Pa., SAS, "Analyzing Gender Roles in the

Workforce on Sex and the City," third place, $100; and

• Amy Strauss of Hinsdale, Ill., SAS, "Greek Neolithic Figurines from

Thessaly," third place, $100.

The prize competition is cosponsored by Pitt's College of General Studies, SAS Dean's Office, School of Education, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, School of Information Sciences, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Law, School of Social Work, School of Medicine, and the Office of the Provost.