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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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convocation 2011

The Convocation theme: "Creativity: Research, Practice, and Application.

Nationally recognized creativity researcher Mark A. Runco discussed phases of creativity and implications for teaching and developing students' talents. Dr. Runco is Senior Scholar for the University of Georgia’s Gifted and Creative Education Program and Torrance Professor of Creativity Studies and Gifted Education at the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development. He has been editor of the Creativity Research Journal for 33 years, and served as President of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10. 

Renowned advertising, branding, and design leader Will Travis shared insights on creativity as it expands between the realms of design, advertising, and interactive media. Mr. Travis led global agency Dentsu’s North American operation, overseeing full service and media needs of Canon, Toyota, Phillips HDTV, and others, following his years as President of the boutique agency and creative hot shop ATTIK, where he served such clients as Levis, Nike, Kodak, MTV, CNN, Coke, AOL, and Sony.  

And Associate Professor Linda Hudson shared Otis’ Foundation and upper division design course, Creative Practices and Responses, its development, learning prompts and outcomes, and metacognitive underpinnings. A consultant on design projects including space planning, lighting, furniture, and fixture design for commercial and residential interiors, Linda has also enjoyed solo exhibitions at U.C. Berkeley's University Art Museum and Santa Monica Museum of Art.

The program concluded with our annual Teaching Excellence Awards celebration, honoring three of Otis’ finest faculty members.

 

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