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  • Memorial Day

    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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Tom Van Sant

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Tom Van Sant ('57) has executed over sixty major sculpture and mural commissions for public spaces around the world, including international airports in Honolulu, Taipei and Los Angeles; civic centers of Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Inglewood; and corporate centers in Taiwan, Manila, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Honolulu and San Francisco. Van Sant has had fifteen one-person exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Van Sants' professional work includes architectural design, city planning, art education, advanced technical invention, and large-scale kite design. His conceptual art projects of the 1980s led to the creation of The GeoSphere Project, an environmental display system that illustrates the issues of Earth resource management.

 

 

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