Undergraduate research awards presented
calendar icon10 May 2017
Lincoln, Neb.--Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Dean Charles O'Connor presented two students with the first college awards presented in conjunction with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Spring Research Fair.
Emily Tran, a senior art major (graphic design) in the School of Art, Art History & Design from Vietnam and Taylor Mead, a senior music major from Blair, Nebraska, each won $250 as one of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts' award recipients for the UNL Spring Research Fair Undergraduate Poster and Creative Exhibit Competition.
Tran's poster was titled “The Aliens: Illustrated Narratives of Immigrant Experiences Bridging Eastern and Western Cultures." Tran created a graphic novel titled "The Aliens." It is about immigrant and refugee experiences in America. Tran, who is originally from Vietnam, created the graphic novel after more than three years of living in America and understanding the struggles of changing and adapting to a new environment.
Mead's poster was titled “Compositions and Arrangements for the Husker Horn Choir." Mead received a UCARE grant to compose and arrange music for the Husker Horn Choir. One of her pieces, "Flanders Fields," was originally a poem by John McCrae, and the piece was composed for a seven-voice a Capella choir by Paul A. Aitken. Mead arranged it for eight horns using Finale. She added a few techniques unique to horn, such as stopped and muted horn, to create certain emotions.