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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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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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Isabel Toledo

For their 2010 Mentor Projects, the Fashion Department pursued designers that were committed to sustainability and social responsibility.  The department suggested specific direction, and the designers overwhelmingly responded to the concept of being involved in a sustainable project.

Isabel Toledo in collaboration with Patagonia created a direction that focused on reuse, recycle, repurpose. Pieces that could play a dual roll – vest to bag, bag to jacket, apron, tool belts, fishing vests all used in new and exciting ways.  Isabel and Ruben Toledo also received Honorary Doctorates from Otis at Commencement.

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