Sidney prize is an annual award that recognizes the best papers written by undergraduate students. This year’s winner was art history major Sophia Jactel (B.A. ’20).
The Sidney prize is awarded to the author of the best undergraduate research paper based on an area of Art History. The winning paper is selected based on the quality of the research, as well as its relevance to the field.
This competition is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in a University of Sydney discipline. The student must submit a draft of their paper for screening and review by the committee chair. If accepted, the student will receive a cash prize of $1500.
One of the founding fathers of Consumer Culture Theory, Sidney J. Levy (1939- ), is a former professor of marketing at the University of Wisconsin. His work is often considered to be a pivotal influence on the development of CCT as an academic field, and his contributions to the field have been widely studied in graduate school and beyond.
He is also credited with developing a model of the modern marketing system that he called “consumer behavior.” His work, published in academic journals, has been used by students and researchers in many fields.
In addition to his research, Sidney has served as an advisor to the American Journal of Marketing and has contributed his expertise to a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Businessweek. He is also a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Marketing Education.
Sidney is a very generous person who has provided support to many of his colleagues in their early careers. This support helped many of our junior faculty members begin their independent research careers.
When he was a professor, Sidney frequently visited the labs and offices of his students to meet with them and answer questions about their research. He has also helped several of his students obtain their first jobs as research assistants at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.
He has also given lectures on his work in a variety of venues. He has lectured at universities throughout the United States and has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
His work has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a frequent guest on radio and television shows, and has made several public appearances in front of large crowds.
In his career, Sidney has been a pioneer in the study of RNA and has made several important discoveries regarding the function of the enzyme. These discoveries have shaped the way we understand the chemical processes in living cells and opened up new fields of scientific research and biotechnology.
In addition to the Sidney Prize, there are a variety of other awards for undergraduates at the University of Sydney. For information about these and other awards, please visit the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Awards page.