Student wins humanities research award

Literature major Corey Heimlich was awarded the 2010 EAP Undergraduate Research Award in Humanities.

Heimlich studied in the EAP Advanced Russian Program in Moscow, where his research focused on the role the memorization of poetry has played in official pedagogies during different eras in Soviet and Russian history. He produced a short film that combines footage of diverse Russian people reciting poetry in distinct settings. The result is a compelling examination of cultural difference and the poetic riches of Russia. Heimlich has been nominated by the Universitywide Office of EAP to compete in the Forum on Education Abroad's Undergraduate Research Awards.

"His research exemplifies the kind of powerful learning outcomes from education abroad that are valued on our campus and throughout the entire UC system," said Sara Balder, Education Abroad Program advisor.