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Stanford Report, April 5, 2000

Nominations sought for student award honoring creativity in cultural and social anthropology

The Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology seeks nominations from other faculty members of students who are eligible to receive the department's Robert B. Textor Creativity Award for outstanding creativity in cultural and social anthropology.

Undergraduates and graduates, regardless of major, are eligible for consideration. Faculty are asked to submit by May 1 a brief memo nominating a student along with evidence -- such as a research paper, essay or computer program by the student -- of his or her creative work in an anthropological sense. Faculty also are asked to explain briefly why the work is significant.

The award was created by the family of Professor Emeritus Robert Textor and others have added to the endowment, which finances an annual prize of $500. The award will be announced at Commencement. Address nominations to the Robert Textor Creativity Award, in care of the department chair, Professor Sylvia Yanagisako, at mail code 2145. SR