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CAROLINE SHIELDS WINS 2017 CHARLES A. CARAMELLO DISTINGUISHED DISSERTATION AWARD

Caroline Shields, Ph.D. '16 art history and archaeology, as been awarded the 2017 Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award in the area of Arts and Humanities for her dissertation, "Objects of Memory: Paul Gauguin and Still-Life Painting, 1880-1901." June Hargrove, professor of art history and archaeology, was her dissertation advisor.

The Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Both methodological and substantive quality will be judged. Awards are given each year in four broad disciplinary areas: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering; Social Sciences; Humanities and Fine Arts; and Biological and Life Sciences.

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) uses these categories for its annual national dissertation awards. Recipients of the University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and may be nominated by the university for the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Eligible candidates are UMD PhD graduates who have defended and submitted their dissertation to the Graduate School in the calendar year 2016.