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The New Noxçiyn: The Branding of Chechnya’s Public Image through the Instagram Account of Ramzan Kadyrov

By Dante Fernandez Nominated by Professor Sarah Bishop, Dante Fernandez’s research paper for COM 3060, Spring 2018, puts an in-depth examination of visual images in conversation with a diverse set of source materials in order to critique Ramzan Kadyrov’s instagram, while placing it within its global, socio-political context.  An inadvertent outcome of Johannes Gutenberg’s innovations with printing press was the
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The Fragmented Global Culture

By Patrycja Koszykowska  An in-depth study of the causes and consequences of populism in relationship to globalization, Koszykowska’s paper was written for POL 2001: The United States in an Age of Globalization. It negotiates multiple sources and deftly employs topic sentences to forward her cogent and well-organized analysis.  I. The Proposition of the Paper The 21st century phenomenon of globalization
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Totalitarianism and Perpetual War: 1984, A Case Study

by Prachi Jain A literary case study, Jain’s essay expertly balances a close reading of Orwell’s classic text with a discussion of Hannah Arendt and Charles Tilly’s analysis of totalitarian regimes.  George Orwell’s 1984 describes a dystopian society in which the future of London, a city in the super-state of Oceania, is abysmal and steeped in totalitarianism and perpetual war. As seen
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Activist Investors and the Health of Companies

By Seongeun Tammy Lee Lee’s essay on the role of activist investors in the Dow-Dupont merger and their overall effect on the long-term health of a company was written for BUS4444H, Honors case studies in Business. Traditionally, shareholders of a company are invested in maintaining long-term relationships with that company rather than focusing on their short-term interests, such as earning
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Economic Development in New York City: A Look at the Priorities, Policies, and Problems at the Local Level

By Konstantin Zborovskiy Nominated by Professor John Liu, Zborovskiy’s essay was the required final research paper in PAF 9144, Budgeting and Financial Analysis II, Spring 2015. Professor Liu writes: The paper demonstrated the student’s mastery of a major topic of the course and was graded on research content and analytical argument.  Specifically, the paper earned high marks in the following
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Excellent Fopperies: Soliloquies in King Lear and Measure for Measure

By Matthew Jones A literary analysis essay written under the direction of Prof. Paula Berggren, this essay was awarded the first annual Berlfein Prize for Best Undergraduate Nonfiction Writing in Spring 2010. The paradox of Shakespearean theater lies in its ability to communicate plausible emotion and generate compassion while using artificial language and adhering to theatrical conventions: the use of
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Sharks, Jets, and Juliet

by Yurika Takahashi A compare and contrast essay written for MSC 3019. Nominated by Professor Elizabeth Wollman “Yurika wrote this paper for my course on the American Musical Theater (MSC 3019). Yurika wrote what I believe is a model example of a classic structure: the compare-and-contrast paper. It’s well-organized, carefully written, and flows nicely. It also exhibits a careful balance
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The Off-Stage Fight to Save a Theater

By David He Written for ENG 3060 – Arts Journalism, Spring 2011. This work of feature journalism was awarded second place in the competition for the Berlfein Prize for Best Undergraduate Nonfiction Writing in Spring 2011.      A skeletal marquee juts out from the face of the shuttered building. Underneath, the entrance is covered by an expanse of the
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Vertical Pressure

By James Gurtowsky A response paper written for HIS 4900: In Search of History. Nominated by Professor Vincent DiGirolamo: “There is probably no more common writing assignment in college than the response paper. James Gurtowski’s ‘Vertical Pressure’ is a model of the form. It succeeds spectacularly on a number of levels. First, it is the work of someone grappling with
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Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Quoting

In his essay about the famous musical West Side Story, Siddiq Mohamed: Summarizes the plot of West Side Story’s film version; Describes how the play was created; Analyzes racial dynamics in the work; AND Reflects on his own response to the film as a Guyanese American. This is a lot to accomplish in a relatively short paper. How does he
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