Undergraduate Paper of the Year Award to Rebecca Cudmore
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s undergraduate paper award: Rebecca Cudmore, for her paper (co-authored with Birute Galdikas) “Gestural Flexibility in Rehabilitant Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in the State of Kalimantan Tengah.” Rebecca’s paper was nominated by Kirstin Sterner, who noted that Rebecca designed the project, secured internal and external funding, and traveled to Indonesia to collect the data. The award committee was also very impressed with Colin Oliveira’s submission (nominated by Frances White), and awarded him an honorable mention for the paper “Evaluating 2D and 3D Methods of Measuring Fluctuating Asymmetry of Primate Skulls”). Both papers were presented at the AAPA meetings in Knoxville in April. Congratulations!