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Six students earn essay prizes, travel grants

The two I. Austin Kelly III Essay Prizes, awarded to MIT undergraduates for outstanding scholarly or critical essays in one of the humanities fields or some interdisciplinary combination, were presented to Lianne A. Habinek, a junior in neuroscience and literature from Rochester, MN, for an essay on Franz Kafka, and Jeffrey Vieregg, a senior in physics and music from Wheaton, IL, for an essay on Gustav Mahler.

The five I. Austin Kelly III-Richard Douglas (Professor Emeritus) Traveling Fellowships, presented to MIT juniors for travel that supports study in the humanities or arts, went to Selam Daniel, a chemical engineering and management major from Arlington, TX, for study of health care in her ancestral land of Eritrea; Ms. Habinek, for work on a literature thesis at the University of Oxford; Paige Nicole Hopewell, a nuclear engineering major from Farmersburg, IN, for study of a native Hawaiian family and Hawaiian dances; Joyce W. Lee, a literature major from Libertyville, IL, for summer seminars at the University of Oxford; and Sandy M. Pae, an urban studies and planning major from Staten Island, NY, for study of the design and planning of Milton Keynes, UK.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2001.

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