Plagiarized Art Work
Many students at Jefferson are multi-talented, and the entire student body
seems to praise both academic and fine art achievements of such people.
One student had been receiving accolades for his work in computer graphics,
and had become a school celebrity. The principal had framed copies of the
graphics images posted in the main office, and the computer science teacher
presented some of his work at an national conference as the excellence at
our magnet school.
The student's computer graphics work won a "Gold Key" award from the
Corcoran Gallery of Art and was to be featured on the cover of their
publication. Other pieces were scheduled for publication in the school
yearbook as well as its literary magazine. However, then the teacher noticed
a computer graphic similar that student's work on the Internet but attributed
to another person.
From the News
Consider the fact that a Physics Professor at the University of Virginia
developed a program to detect potential plagiarism in his classes on
research papers that students were expected to write. Loius A. Bloomfield
reported 122 cases to the Honor Committee this year which was only 6% of
the students he taught. Check out the newspaper article from the
Computer Program accuses 122 U. Va. students of Plagiarism