News and Events: Archive:

Libraries present undergraduate multimedia awards; Wed. April 24th

Still, from Dahlia

The Rutgers University Libraries invite members of the Rutgers community and the general public to attend the 3rd annual Celebrating Creativity event, at which the Libraries will present the 2013 Margery Somers Foster Undergraduate Multimedia Awards. The Celebrating Creativity event will be held on Wednesday April 24th, starting at 3:00 pm, in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library on the Douglass campus. A reception will follow the presentation of the awards to the 2013 recipients.

The undergraduate multimedia award acknowledges the creative use of university library collections in the production of a multimedia-based research project focused on women's or gender issues.

The Libraries are pleased to recognize the two award recipients:

Gissella Ramirez, a graduate of Rutgers in 2012 with a major in cultural anthropology, won the award for her project "Dahlia," a documentary based on her personal friend's transformation from Damaal to Dahlia. It was created in the course Documenting Latino Lives, Latino and Caribbean Studies Department.

Stephanie Wong, a first year student in the Mason Gross School of the Arts, won the award for her project "Doppelgänger" which portrays the experience with bulimia nervosa as a metaphor for an abusive best friend. It was created in the course Digital Storytelling.

Still, from Doppelgänger

At the event the Libraries will also recognize two 'honorary mention' recipients;

Shoshannah Buxbaum, a senior majoring in psychology, will be recognized for her project "Robots Offering Behavioral Medications." The video offers the dark side of the overuse of prescription drug through testimonials of two young women. It was created for the social action project component of the Institute for Women's Leadership Scholars Program.

Srutika Sabu, a third year student majoring in biotechnology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and affiliated with Douglass Residential College, will be recognized for her project "Loud." The video is a humorous reflection on her intellectual and feminist growth at Rutgers, especially after taking many women's and gender study courses. It was developed independently, without course affiliation.

For more information on the Celebrating Creativity event, or the undergraduate multimedia awards, please contact Kayo Denda - head of the Margery Somers Foster Center - at or by phone at 848-932-5023.

Posted April 17, 2013; April 19, 2013