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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Otis on iTunes U FAQ

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What is Otis on iTunes U?
Otis provides online access to a variety of digital audio and video podcasts we have created which is available via Apple's iTunes Music Store. The current content includes audio-only lectures and readings, enhanced podcasts, and videos of both Otis course material as well as other Otis community activites.

Who is in charge of uploading content?
The Teaching / Learning Center (TLC) is currently coordinating all content.

How do I find Otis on iTunes U?
You need to have iTunes on your computer. Follow this direct link.
After clicking on iTunes Store, click on drop-down menu on iTunes U name on top menu bar, choose Universities & Colleges, and then choose Otis College of Art and Design from alphabetical list.

Otis content is divided between two general areas: Otis Course Material and Otis Life. Click on any icon and you will be taken to the page listing all Podcasts for that class or subject area. Note: depending on your internet connection or computer speed, you may need to download the file first before viewing it.

How do I get a copy of iTunes?
Go to www.apple.com/itunes/download and download iTunes for free for either Macintosh or Windows. Double click on the downloaded file's icon and follow the instructions provided. Restart your computer and launch iTunes. You can also use the iTunes U app on iOS devices. To learn more about the Apple iTunes U program, visit their website.

Where can I get more support?
For an in depth iTunes tutorial, please visit http://www.apple.com/itunes/how-to/.

What if I have Windows? Can I still install iTunes?
Yes. Apple has Windows versions of iTunes available for free download off their website http://www.apple.com/itunes.

Will I have to pay to access Otis on iTunes U?
No. You may freely preview and download all of the content from Otis on iTunesU.

A search is not returning many Otis tracks. Is there something wrong?
The search function currently references the main iTunes Music Store. Otis on iTunes U tracks are catalogued separately, and thus will not be found in a search.

Can I access Otis on iTunes U directly without first opening a browser?
Yes. Simply launch your iTunes application, choose iTunes U, then choose Otis College of Art and Design.

The podcast has images, but they do not appear when I play it. How can I see them?
If available, go to View Options and click on the box for Show Artwork.

I can see other people's playlist in my iTunes. Did someone hack into my computer?
No. iTunes features the ability to stream other people's music from their playlists. You may not, however, transfer these files to your computer.

Can I connect my iPod to other people's computers and download their music?
No. Your iPod can only synch with one music library at a time. So unless you would like to completely reformat your iPod to synch to another computer, it cannot be done.

Will I be able to use other mp3 players with iTunes?
Yes and no. There is moderate support in iTunes for some 3rd Party players, but they will not be able to play AAC files (including songs from the iTunes Music Store). Apple offers a full line of iPod products and accessories which will give you the best digital experience.

For more iTunes support, visit http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/

I am a faculty member who created content for students. Any issues I should be aware of?
Faculty, please be advised that we need to keep in mind our services to disabled students. If you plan to assign a podcast, the Student Resource Center (SRC) will need a copy of the transcript on file.

Although these materials will probably fall under fair use, copyright on images, music and video may apply. Make sure that the content adheres to the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines.