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SOC Students Win Awards at AU’s Honors Capstone Research Conference

Three SOC students’ capstone research projects will be recognized at the American University Honors Program Convocation next month, a day before the school's May 9 commencement ceremony.

Journalism student Inna Arnaudova won a 2009 Honors Capstone Research Conference Award for her project The Relationship between Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and PTSD Symptom Clusters Severity among Low-income African American Women. Inna also received one of five Honors Capstone Research Grants.

An honorable mention will be awarded to Public Communication student Amanda Fulton for Death Penalty Literacy: Teaching D.C. High School Students about Capital Punishment, a project conduceted in cooperation with SPA student Molly Kenney, and under the supervision of SOC professor Rick Stack.  Also winning an honorable mention:  Communication Studies student Abby Horowitz for The Significance of the Ideological Meal within the Food Film Genre, work done under the supervision of SOC and Newseum distinguished journalist in residence Nick Clooney.

Judges at this year's conference chose a total of six students to receive the award from among the 42 students giving oral and poster presentations.  The jury also recognized an additional six students, among oral and poster presenters, with an Honorable Mention award.

All award and honorable mention winners will be recognized at the University Honors Program Convocation, Friday, May 8, at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church.