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August 4, 1997

Of Note

The Center for Teaching Excellence is the new name for the Teaching Support Office. The address and phone and fax numbers remain unchanged. The center is located at 168C McHenry Library. Eileen Tanner, the coordinator, can be reached at (408) 459-5091 or via e-mail at eileent@cats.ucsc.edu.

Physics professor and department chair George Brown, associate professor of literature Loisa Nygaard, and assistant dean of humanities Dario Caloss were selected to participate in the 24th annual University of California Management Institute held at UC Irvine July 27-August 1. Forty-five senior administrators from the UC campuses and laboratories attended the institute. The goals of the weeklong residential program were to give participants an overview of the university's mission, including an understanding of the dynamics and structure of the organization; to broaden the perspective of participants regarding their roles and responsibilities; and to foster professional relationships.

Lee Mun Wah's award-winning film The Color of Fear will be shown on Tuesday, August 5, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 143, Communications Building, sponsored by the Diversity Education Program. Filmed in Ukiah during a three-day retreat where eight men of different ethnicity gathered to discuss racism., the film is a brutally honest and articulate discussion about racism and ethnicity. The Color of Fear won the Gold Apple Award for the Best Social Studies Documentary for 1995 at the National Education Media Competition. Mun Wah, a Chinese American community therapist and film director from Oakland, said of the film, "There's a lot of anger in this film...[but what it's really all about is] taking responsibility for our stereotypes, seeing each other's pain and coming together as a community of cultures." A facilitated discussion follows the 90-minute film. For more information, contact the Diversity Education Program at (408) 459-5087 or via e-mail at gwenny@cats.ucsc.edu.

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