journal of undergraduate research
“Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtainedeasily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and more thanall, must be prayed for.” —
omas ArnoldNow in its third year, the
Journal of Undergraduate Research
is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that seeks to collect, review, and distrib-ute outstanding academic research and writing produced by under-graduates in the College of Arts and Letters. Too often, excellent work by the College’s students has no outlet beyond the classroom.
endeavors to publish and reveal this work, and thereforepromote further and ongoing achievement in research and writingthat is able to move outside the scope of the classroom.
s 23-member editorial board, comprising a diverse ar-ray of students from the College, has reviewed 70 papers represent-ing nearly every department in Arts and Letters.
e four that arepublished here, and the six more that appear in our online edition,highlight the exceptional and original research undertaken in theCollege. For the editors, the papers selected for publication dem-onstrate the determined pursuit of knowledge at the core of a liberalarts education. It is our hope that the
’s readership has asimilar response.