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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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About B-Visa Scholar

 

In some instances Visiting Scholars may enter on a B Visa. Please inform the Center for International Education if your Department intends to collaborate with an individual(s) entering on a B-2 Visa. Restrictions apply, please read below for B-2 Visa information.

 

B-2 VISA

 

Description: Temporary visitor for business — may come to the United States to participate in scientific or professional conventions or conferences, to consult with business associates, or to undertake independent research. Must prove intent to return abroad and possess foreign financial support. Serious consequences for misrepresentation.

 

Sponsorship: No employer petition is required, petition is made by alien at U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Request for sponsorship letter may be made to the sponsoring Otis department.

 

Restrictions: May be reimbursed or reasonable expenses incident to their business purpose in the U.S. In addition, the ACWIA honorarium provision permits B-1 and B-2 immigrants to receive honorarium for a usual academic activity lasting no longer than 9 days at a single academic institution, if that alien has not accepted such payments from more than 5 institutions or organizations in the previous 6-month period.

 

USEFUL LINKS

Online Nonimmigrant U.S. Visa Application (DS-160) Link:

https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/

General link to find U.S. Consulates in Foreign Countries:

http://www.usembassy.gov/index.html

Visa & B Visa Waiver Program Information (ESTA):

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit.html

Visa Wizard:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/visa-wizard.html

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