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05/03/94

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Center for Chicano Research honors five students

STANFORD -- Five Stanford University students were honored with prizes for their research and other contributions to Stanford by the Center for Chicano Research at the center's ninth annual Ernesto Galarza Lecture on Friday, April 29.

The Galarza Prize for graduate research excellence is shared by Nancie E. Jarvis, a second-year graduate student in anthropology, and Ben V. Olguin, of Spanish and Portuguese, who will join the Cornell University faculty next year. Jarvis' winning paper was entitled "Chicano Nationalism as Dynamic Cultural Expression: Dr. Loco's Movimiento Music," and Olguin's research paper was on "Echando Madres: The Political and Symbolic Economy of Ricardo Sanchez's Poesia de Chingazos."

The undergraduate research prize went to Luz Elena Herrera, a junior in political science, whose topic was "Latinos Respond to the Los Angeles Riots, 1992: A Political Awakening."

The 1994 Arturo Islas Jr. Prize for accomplishments at Stanford that exemplify the intellectual interests, background and values of the late Arturo Islas Jr., a former Stanford professor and novelist, was shared by two winners: Roberta Marguerite Chavez, a senior in history, and Katarina Lucia Sandoval, a senior in English.

The graduate Galarza Prize carries with it a cash award of $400 and the undergraduate award provides $200. The Arturo Islas Jr. prize is $750.

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