Stephan Zink— 2008 Graduate Student Paper Award
At the recommendation of the Graduate Student Paper Awards Committee, the Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to award to Stephan Zink of University of Pennsylvania, the first prize for the best student paper delivered at the 109th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America held in Chicago, January 3-6, 2008.
The winning paper is entitled “Augustus' Temple of Apollo on the Palatine: A New Reconstruction." This paper demonstrated the qualities that the committee seeks in evaluating graduate student presentations. It was based on original observation of an important monument and was succinct and lucid in its presentation. Mr. Zink provided excellent graphics that forcefully and logically advanced the argument and were accompanied by a spoken presentation that balanced formal organization with informal rhetoric. This paper promises publication and exemplifies the highest of professional standards.