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Four graduating seniors have been awarded a total of $72,000 in the first annual Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize, administered by the division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
Prizes were awarded to the following Berkeley graduates, each of whom received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spring 2006:
- Cherie Hill, dance and performance studies major and African American studies minor, was awarded $15,000 to choreograph and perform in the eight-person dance piece Remembering the Ancestors, which will fuse Afro-Caribbean dance with postmodern theory to deconstruct racial and gender stereotypes;
- Teddy Kisch, environmental sciences major, was awarded $25,000 to establish a scientific clearinghouse that will inform local and international communities about environmental damage on the Fly River in Papua New Guinea;
- Petro Kostiv, history major, was awarded $10,000 to document land reform in post-Apartheid South Africa; and
- Camilo Salazar Prince, philosophy major, was awarded $22,000 to make the feature film Esta Noche about Mexican immigrant experience.