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    Writing Contest for the Thomas W. Adams Best Paper Award "Resolving Conflict in the Mediterranean Region"

    The European Union Center at the University of Oklahoma announces a contest for the best paper that addresses any aspect of conflict resolution, affecting any country that borders the Mediterranean Sea. Any OU graduate or undergraduate student is eligible to compete for the award. Submissions can be prepared especially for this competition, or they can be based on term papers, Honors research projects, or graduate theses.

    This award is named for Thomas W. Adams, a former officer in the US State Department who has published extensively on the conflict between Turks and Greeks on the island of Cyprus.

    Submission Guidelines:

    Submissions should be at least 2500 words in length. They should be typed, double-spaced and include a complete bibliography of cited works. Spring 2014 deadline is April 25.  All submissions will be evaluated by a committee of faculty. The award recipient will receive $750.00 and a plaque commemorating their accomplishment.

    For questions or inquiries, please contact Dr. Mitchell Smith at

    Percy Buchanon Award for Undergraduate of Asian Studies

    The Percy Buchanon Award was created by Professor Sidney Brown, emeritus professor of Japanese History. The award is named in honor of Percy Buchanon, another former OU professor of Asian Studies who inspired many students during his teaching career. Many former students of Professors Buchanon and Brown have contributed to the endowment that makes this award possible. We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all those generous donors.

    The Percy Buchanon Scholarship is awarded annually to the most deserving student in the Department of International and Area Studies, specializing in Asian Studies. Individuals may be nominated by the faculty in the department. The amount of the award is $1500.