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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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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.

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Igor Burt

Igor Burt
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In
Education: 

BSC, Industrial Design, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Bio/Affiliation: 

Igor brings over 19 years experience in the field of Industrial Design, Brand and Design Strategy, and Product Development.  Specializing in outdoor and action sports industries, he is a recognized leader in creating breakthrough designs and award winning product innovations.  He has worked with numerous brands that include; Salomon, Adidas, Eagle Creek, Patagonia Footwear, Skullcandy, Quiksilver, and Puma to name a few.  Igor recently served as Director of Product Design, Development and Merchandising at ONE Industries Corp., a world leader in motocross and mountain bike protective gear, helmets, apparel and gloves where he headed the product design and development teams.  Currently his design consultancy is designing gear such as backpacks, Accessories, and Footwear for various urban and sports brands.

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Gear Of The Year Award, Outside Magazine, ORV Line, 2008

Leaders Of The Pack, Hemispheres Magazine, Eagle Creek ES Line, 2006

Gear of the Year Award, Outside Magazine, Salomon X-A Pro Line, 2002

Design A Foot Exhibit, SFMOMA, Salomon Outdoor Adventure Shoes, 2000

IDSA Student Of The Year, Senior Thesis Award Show, 1997

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist