Events
  • 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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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.
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