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"Winning Monsters"
Student Competition Winners Honored May 4

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 29, 2005) -- "Winning Monsters," an event honoring the Frankenstein Student Competition winners, will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. in the University Art Museum. Angie Torres, a junior from Monroe, N.Y., and author of "Women of the Skies," will read an excerpt from her winning entry. The event is free and open to the public

Eight UAlbany undergraduate students took up the challenge to write a play, short story, or hypertext fiction addressing themes and ideas presented in the exhibit "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature." All eight students will be recognized during "Winning Monsters".

"Winning Monsters" is a culmination of "What Is 'Nature' in the 21st Century?", a series of programs, panel discussions, and films that amplify themes articulated in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The traveling exhibit from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature," led off the programs, and was on display in the atrium of the Science Library, Dec. 22, 2004-Feb. 18, 2005. Co-sponsors and participants included Albany's University Libraries, the Friends of the Libraries, the University Art Museum, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Science Library Colloquia, the New York State Writers Institute, Women's Studies, the Institute for Research on Women, the Center for Humanities and TechnoScience (CHATS), the Department of English, the Program in Journalism, and the School of Information Science and Policy (SISP).

Sponsored by the University Libraries, the Frankenstein Student Competitions and the Winning Monsters event are supported by the UAlbany Bookstore, a grant from UAS Program Funds, the Friends of the Libraries, and the University Art Museum.

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