BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Five Indiana University Bloomington students have received the Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, recognizing exceptional and original academic work.
Recipients of the 2013-14 award are: Madeline Dinges, in the category of Professional Inquiry; Christian Hayes, Natural and Mathematical Sciences; Tom Ladendorf, Humanities; Will Rowe, Performing and Creative Arts; and Allison Yates, Social and Applied Sciences.
Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel presented the awards and recognized the students and their faculty mentors April 6 during the 2014 Student Honors Convocation at the IU Auditorium.
“These five students have achieved remarkable success, thanks to their own hard work and the guidance of dedicated faculty,” Robel said. “It was a great honor to recognize the students and their mentors on Sunday. Their accomplishments demonstrate the value of our efforts to provide all IU Bloomington undergraduates with opportunities to take part in research or other meaningful educational experiences.”
The Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity was created in 2010 to recognize excellence and celebrate the importance of engaging undergraduates in research and creative activity.
Rowe, from Oxford, Mich., is a senior composition major in the Jacobs School of Music. He was honored in particular for two compositions, “Secessionist Subjects” and “The House on the Street.” His mentor is Aaron Travers, assistant professor of music at the Jacobs School.
“The House on the Street” is a selected work for the International Society for Contemporary Music World New Music Days 2013 festival. It was performed by Camerata Silesia Katowice and Anna Szostak in November 2013 in Vienna, Austria. “Secessionist Subjects,” composed as a collaboration with pianist Clare Longendyke of Invisible Cities Opera, won the Jacobs School’s 2014 Dean’s Prize for undergraduate composition.
Rowe is also an active cellist, studying with Emilio Colon at the Jacobs School. He is head arranger of the Panache Group and, with three fellow composers, founded the publishing circle These Hands.