Undergraduate Awards

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There are several awards that are offered each year to Art History majors.

Academic Excellence Award

This award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student who is majoring in art. Faculty members nominate a student who has achieving excellence in her/his academic work and research or creative activity. Students selected may be at any level in their undergraduate career. They need not be graduating seniors. The Associate Deans in CHASS will choose from among these winners to determine the Outstanding Achievement Award for the College.

Tomás Rivera Award

This award recognizes the academic excellence of two graduating seniors in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences for outstanding academic and/or creative achievement and demonstrated commitment to community service. Students selected must be eligible to participate in the Spring 2008 Commencement ceremony. The faculty of the Art History department can nominate one Art History major to be considered by the college for this award.

Richard G. Carrott Memorial Award

This award ($1,500) is given to support travel to conduct research using primary resources including museums, architectural sites, archives, etc. From time to time, this award may also support student fees and books. This award is open to all undergraduate art history majors who are interested in applying for research support. Letters of applications should include an application form and a one-page essay outlining the student’s research project. This award is named in honor of Professor Richard G. Carrott, a dedicated teacher and gifted lecturer who taught at UCR until his death in 1990.

Catherine Lees Causey Memorial Award

This fund is for the benefit and support of an award for an outstanding Art History student at UCR. To be administered through the Art History Department under the direction of the chair in consultation with faculty members with expertise and commitment in the field on investigation, teaching and practice.  Dr. Causey, a UCR Alumna, established the Catherine Lees Causey Memorial Award in Art History in memory of her mother, Catherine Lees Causey. Dr. Causey feels that this gift is a worthy way to celebrate her mother’s life and passion for Art History. It is her hope that students who receive the Catherine Lees Causey Memorial Award in Art History will be encouraged to pursue the field with her mother’s passion, innovation and creativity.