CWiC's This I Believe Contest
What do you believe?
Enter CWiC’s “This is I Believe” speaking contest.
Penn’s public speaking program, Communication Within the Curriculum (CWiC) encourages undergraduates to share their beliefs with the Penn community. Like the 1950s radio series more recently broadcast by National Public Radio, CWiC invites people to share “the core values that guide their daily lives.”
Sunday, March 23rd
Contestants will perform, and the audience will vote.
Thanks to a Year of Sound grant, the top three speakers won the following prizes.
1st—Susie Ahn, iPad Mini
2nd—Maggie Grabmeier, Beats by Dr. Dre Earbuds
3rd—Sean Hamamoto, Dancing Water Speakers
Twenewaa Adu Oppong
CWiC's Emerging Scholar Talk Contest
The EST award is given to recognize an undergraduate who has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and speaking.
Through the Emerging Scholar Talk (EST) competition, CWiC honors students with both strong research projects and superior speaking abilities by providing those students with a public forum in which to talk about their academic work. All undergraduates are invited to apply. Qualified applicants have conducted research on their own while undergraduate students at Penn. (Co-authored research is not eligible for the EST.)
The CWiC-EST editorial board will select students to include in the series and work with those students to hone their presentations. Because student speakers communicate their work to a broad audience, the series offers participants and audiences a chance to share ideas across disciplinary bounds. Currently, one scholar is selected each spring. The Emerging Scholar will be recognized during the College's Student Awards Ceremony in May.
Email your questions (not your application) to Dr. Sue Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 CWiC Emerging Scholar Announced!
Alice Xie, College '14
"Revising the Law-Growth Hypothesis:
a case study of reform-era China"
2014 Emerging Scholar Talk
Wednesday, April 23rd, 6:30 pm
Past Emerging Scholars
2013 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Leanne Gale, College '13
The Unintended Consequences of Joint Israeli-Palestinian Nonviolent Activism"
2012 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Jeremy Levenson, College '12
"Pouring Water on a Drowning Man:
Medicine, the State of New York and the Attica Prison Uprising"
2011 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Yuval Orr, College '11
"From Tupac to Gangster Arabi:
Hip-Hop in the Middle East"
2010 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Laura Boudreau, Wharton '10
"Promoting Food Security in a Volatile Climate:
Mirco-insurance protection for Senegalese farmers"
View Poster (created by Garrett Albanesius)
2009 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Lavanya Madhusudan, College '09
"Wasted Potential: The Complex Crisis
of Child Malnutrition in Urban India"
2008 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Sujit Datta, College '08
"Molecular Machines & Supercomputers:
Nanoscience & You"
2007 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Elliot Greenwald, College '07
"Race and the Roundball:
Ivy League Basketball and the Struggle for Racial Equality"
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2006 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Hannah Shacter, College '06
"The Morning After: The Politics of Emergency Contraception"
2005 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Jesse Salazar, College '05
"The Making of a New Nationalist Propoganda:
Captain America and World War II"
2004 CWiC Emerging Scholar
Magdalena Jonikas, College '04
"Methodological Magic: Turning Skin Into Bone"
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