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September 22, 1997

Awards and Honors

Patricia Sullivan, lecturer in the Education Department, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the year 1997-98. She will be the director of the master's program in teaching English as a foreign language at Bilkent University, a private university of about 10,000 students in Ankara, Turkey. She will be working with Turkish university-level teachers of English to enhance the quality of English language instruction. Sullivan will be teaching linguistics and research methodology in addition to directing the program.

Nobuho Nagasawa, assistant professor of art, was named as a recipient of the city of Los Angeles's Design Excellence in Architecture and Public Art awards for the years 1993-97. Nagasawa was recognized for her project at the Vermont Square Branch Library in Los Angeles. Her piece consists of two parts--Imagination, 11 wooden stools carved in the shapes of letters that spell out the word "imagination," and Banned, Censored, Challenged, a glass table onto which Nagasawa sandblasted the titles of books censored in the U.S. between 1895 and 1994. The table also includes a card catalog drawer listing further information on each of the banned books. The pieces remain on display in the Vermont Square library; a prototype of the table is on display at UCSC's University House.

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