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Six UCLA Researchers Among 179 North American Scholars Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for 1999

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Six UCLA researchers are among 179 artists, scholars and scientistsfrom throughout North America selected to receive fellowships in the JohnGuggenheim Memorial Foundation's 75th Annual United States and Canadiancompetition. Winners, who were announced today by the foundation, wereselected from a field of nearly 2,800 for awards totaling $6.1 million.

The UCLA honorees will use their financial awards to fund projects inthe fields of sociology, anthropology, history, mathematics and women'sstudies.

"A Guggenheim Fellowship recognizes both distinguished career achievementand exceptional promise for the future," UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesalesaid. "The 1999 honorees from UCLA are outstanding representativesof the university's commitment to research that improves lives and helpsexplain the world around us."

Here are winners from UCLA and their proposed projects:

  • Rogers Brubaker, professor of sociology: Ethnicity and nationalismin a Transylvanian town.
  • Christopher B. Donnan, professor of anthropology: Ceramic portraitsof ancient Peru.
  • Ellen Carol DuBois, professor of history: Women's enfranchisementworldwide.
  • Alessandro Duranti, professor of anthropology: Walter Capps'campaign for the United States Congress.
  • Roberto H. Schonmann, professor of mathematics: Percolationand related processes on graphs.
  • Alice Wexler, research scholar, Center for the Study of Women:Chorea and community in East Hampton, N.Y.

Since 1925, the New York-based Guggenheim Foundation has granted morethan $185 million in Fellowships to nearly 15,000 individuals. Winnersare selected based on recommendations from hundreds of expert advisersand are approved by the foundation's board of trustees.

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