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1993 Chappell-Lougee Scholars announced

STANFORD -- Eight Stanford University undergraduate students have been named Chappell-Lougee Scholars for the 1993 academic year, Laura Selznick, director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO) office, has announced.

The Chappell-Lougee awards were established in memory of Harold Chappell of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and in honor of his daughter, history Professor Carolyn Lougee, who served as dean of Undergraduate Studies from 1982 to 1987.

Freshman and sophomore scholars in the humanities and social sciences are nominated as Chappell-Lougee Scholars (by faculty members or self-nominated) with the goal of expanding students' horizons, range of knowledge and experience, and increasing interaction with faculty mentors.

The scholarships are worth up to $2,500 and can be used to buy out term-time earnings expectations or for research expense reimbursement. Criteria considered in evaluation include academic promise, quality of faculty support, and financial need.

Selznick thanked Gertrude Chappell, wife of Harold Chappell and mother of Carolyn Lougee, for additional funds that enabled the number of scholars to increase to a record high of eight this year.

"We had a record number of applications," Selznick said. "The number doubled over last year. There has been more interest from sophomores in doing research and more faculty support encouraging younger scholars."

The students, their majors (when applicable), hometowns, projects and faculty sponsors are:

  • Deirdre Bourbon, anthropology, Perth, Australia: "Magic, Medicine and Mythology - A Study of the Influence of Mythology on an Aboriginal Community," Clifford Barnett, anthropology. Bourbon, who is Australian, will be studying health practices and herbal medicines among Aborigines.
  • Bayliss Camp, Sacramento, Calif.: "Geographic Perspectives on the Secession Conventions of the American Civil War," Leonard Hochberg, sociology. Camp will travel to several southeastern cities to collect data on social and economic factors affecting local votes by examining secession convention reports, legislative annals, and contemporary newspaper reports.
  • Luz Herrera, sociology and political science, Whittier, Calif.: "Organizational and Political Unity in the Latino Community, Los Angeles, 1992," Luis Fraga, political science. Herrera, who is spending winter quarter at the Stanford-in-Washington campus, will analyze the five most active Latino organizations in the current effort to rebuild sections of Los Angeles.
  • Chris Hokanson, English, Pleasanton, Calif.: "Narrative Addiction: The Rise of the Detective Novel," Joss Marsh, English. Hokanson, a recent transfer from the University of California-Berkeley, will trace the development of the detective genre, with special attention to use of locality and narration by various authors.
  • Steven Jaffe, Wellesley, Mass.: "Environmental Ethics and the Intrinsic Value Of Nature," Philip Clark, philosophy. Jaffe's research will attempt to bridge the gap between sentiment about the environment and rigorous intellectual inquiry through critical reading of texts by contemporary thinkers on the relationship between humans and the environment.
  • Amy Kohn, Carmichael, Calif.: "Organizations' Reactions to the Crown Heights Incident: A Proposal for the Study of Black/Jewish Relations," Richard Scott, sociology. Basing research on her interest in public policy, Kohn will interview organization participants and review media coverage in an attempt to discover how different environmental conditions have helped or hurt attempts to redevelop a coalition between African-Americans and Jews.
  • Benjamin Rigby, anthropology, Wyncote, Pa.: "Social Interactions in Chateau-D'oex," Jane Collier, anthropology. Rigby, who lived in the Swiss village during a year of travel between high school and college, will study the interaction among four local groups: natives, tourists, foreign young people, and immigrants.
  • Ivy Wilson, American studies and English, Sacramento, Calif.: "Hubert Rap Brown and Black Nationalism," Clayborne Carson, history. Wilson will study Brown's early participation in the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panther Party in the late 1960's by examining his life and the controversies surrounding his speeches.

Jaffe and Kohn also were recognized at the beginning of the school year as recipients of the President's Award for Academic Excellence In the Freshman Year; 49 of their classmates were similarly honored.

For more information on the students' projects in particular, please call (all area code 415) directly: Bourbon (497-1370), Camp (497- 2677), Herrera (497-6684), Hokanson (497-5096), Jaffe (497-0536), Kohn (497-6541), Rigby (497-0841) and Wilson (497-3917).



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