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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.

  • 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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College-Wide Initiatives

The following are some college-wide initiatives:

  • Paper, Aluminum Cans, and Plastic/Glass bottles are sorted in recycle bins throughout the Goldsmith campus.
  • Lighting is 100% efficient ballast & T8/T12 efficient flourescent tubes.
  • Hand dryers in Ahmanson/Galef reduce paper waste.
  • Non-emergency lighting controlled by timers, pressure controls, and sensors.
  • Ahmanson HVAC is highly efficient Variable Air Volume ("VAV") and fan drives are variable speed with computer-controlled thermostat.
  • Galef HV/HVAC system uses "smart" thermostat control.
  • Highly efficient steel water tower heat exchanger for Ahmanson bldg.
  • Galef bldg. design based on green principles with efficient exterior bldg. "Low E" glass.
  • Low Fire Ceramic kilns are energy-efficient and firing takes place at night during "low peak" usage.
  • Printmaking & Letterpress Labs uses all non-toxic, eco-friendly inks and printmaking processes.
  • Goldsmith elevators are computer controlled and use an efficient "smart" system.
  • Goldsmith uses a solvent wash station and rag recycling service.
  • Faculty/staff carpooling is encouraged through incentives.
  • Eco-friendly packaging choices are offered at the Café.
  • Discounts offered for bringing your own cup to the Café.
  • FSC certified recycled paper and printing are used in College publications.
  • Ahmanson Hall is a retrofit.
  • Excess materials and supplies can be traded at the Rescource Exchange to reduce landfill waste.