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    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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Fashion Runway Show Scholarship Benefit raises $1M

On May 4 at the Beverly Hilton, approximately 800 leaders of fashion design, entertainment and business joined in support for burgeoning young talent in fashion, art, and design. The event raised approximately $1 million for scholarships. 
 
On the runway were student designs created this year with mentors Bob Mackie, Mary Jo Bruno, Billabong, Christopher Wicks,alumnae Claire Pettibone and Cynthia Vincent, Disney, EleVen by Venus Williams, Halston and the Humane Society, Urban Outfitters, and Betsy Heimann with Western Costume.Highlights included projects with Halston and the Humane Society re-defining luxury in faux fur, with Billabong designing sustainable swimwear, with Disney and Pixar creating costumes for the upcoming feature Monsters University, and with Venus Williams’ EleVen designing tennis apparel.
 
The Otis Sustainability Alliance, a major new initiative partnering leading apparel brands with educators and designers to promote and educate the public about sustainable practice, was launched with recognition of the inaugural partners - Eddie Bauer, Disney, Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver, and Todd Oldham.
 
Kirk Nix of KNA Design was honored with the Creative Vision Award for his iconic work around the globe, and the inaugural Style Icon Award went to Sally Perrin, Creative Director of Perrin Paris, for her iconic style that combines a unique and discerning feminine eye with French tradition.
 
Attendees included Quiksilver CEO Bob McKnight, Hurley CEO Bob Hurley, Nike V.P. Roger Wyett, Publisher Alan Klein, Philanthropist Elaine Goldsmith, Francisco George and William Escalera, Cliff and Mandy Einstein, Mace Neufeld, Nicolas Bijan Pakzad, Kate and Art Coppola, Jennifer Perry, Dr. Gabriel Chiu, Christina Chiu, Peter Lai, Lu Parker, Lena Hermansson, Cameron Silver, Bob Colomby, Carolyn Mahboubi, Newman and Jonathan Arndt, Alma Ruiz, Nancy Moonves, and Frederick Fisher.

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