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The 2022 recipients of the Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research pose with a photo of the late Professor Emerita Norma Lang, whose bequest to the library made the prize possible. (Clariss Bolanos/UC Davis Library)

Congratulations to the 2022 Lang Prize Winners

We were delighted to be able to celebrate this year’s Lang Prize winners in person today — despite the heat — for the first time in three years.

Now in its sixth year, the Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research recognizes students who make exceptional use of library resources and services — such as primary source materials and special collections, online databases and journal articles, interlibrary loan services, or consulting with a librarian.

Through their research, this year’s winners brought fresh insights to topics ranging from psychedelic rock posters to public health, and from the adaptations of circumpolar peoples to the evolving landscape of Davis.

The Lang Prize is supported by a bequest from the late Professor Emerita of Botany Norma J. Lang, who taught at UC Davis for nearly 30 years. The prize honors Professor Lang’s devotion to her students and love of the research process.

Learn more about Professor Lang’s legacy, or click the links below to read more about each prize recipient’s winning project and research experience.

Introducing the 2022 Lang Prize Winners

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Joyce Do

Does Social Integration Influence the Association Between Functional Limitations and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults?




Annie Miyadi
Along 5th and Russell: Reading the Davis Landscape




Sarah Grimes
Music and Movements: Psychedelic Rock Posters and the Counterculture




Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Maram Saada
Huntington’s Disease: Etiology, Research Models and Treatment




Jocelyn Chu

Vector-borne Disease Control Plan for West Nile Virus in California, USA




Jessica Hevener

Impact of Maternal Obesity on Maternal and Offspring Health




David Vo
Surviving the Cold: How Circumpolar Peoples Have Adapted to the Extreme Conditions of the Arctic




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