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Dixon Award Presentation by Taylor Wallau

Date: 5:00pm PST January 29, 2014 Location: Pamplin Society Room, Watzek Library

Pamplin Society Room, Watzek Library

Please join the English department for a presentation by 2013 Dixon Award winner, Taylor Wallau.  Taylor used the award to travel to Concord and Boston, Massachusetts to explore the connection between Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “moments” of transcendence and the places in which he experienced and wrote about them.  Taylor also visited various collections of Emerson’s works to examine these primary materials.

The Dixon Award was established in 2002 by the Dixon Family Foundation, thanks to the generous efforts of alumni Hillary (‘99) and Adam (‘01) Dixon.  Each year a junior English major is awarded a $2,500 research and travel grant to enrich his or her current studies in preparation for senior year.