Arts awards honor student musicians and actors


MIT students were recognized for their accomplishments in the arts at two ceremonies in May.

Lori Huberman, a senior majoring in biology from Raleigh, N.C., received the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in the performing or fine arts. Huberman was presented the award for her "skill and brilliance" as a performing flutist as well as for her work as a composer, at the Awards Convocation on May 9.

Also on May 9, Christine Yu, a senior in chemical engineering from Laurel, Md., was recognized for her musical ability and tireless service to many of MIT's music groups. She won one of three Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Awards, presented for achievements in the creative and performing arts.

On Tuesday, May 15, the music and theater arts section recognized students who have made outstanding contributions to the cultural life of MIT. The students included Yuri Podpaly, a physics major from Sharon, Mass., who received one of two Edward S. Darna Awards, presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in theater arts and made a substantial contribution to the health of theater life on the MIT campus.

Elizabeth V. (Elvie) Stephanopoulos, an economics major from Winchester, Mass., received one of two Joseph D. Everingham Awards, which recognize a single creative outstanding performance or notable creative accomplishments in theater arts by a graduating senior.

The annual Tech Talk Awards issue, presenting all Institute awards, will be published on June 6.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 16, 2007 (download PDF).


Topics: Arts, Awards, honors and fellowships

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