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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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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Question:  How do I log in to the Mac computers?

Answer - use your Xnumber and Password to log on

Question:  How do I eject the CD/DVD drive on a Mac?

Answer - Press the triangle key located on the top upper right of the keyboard

Question:  Where do I save my files?

Answer - Save your files into the _Student_Folder. Any files saved on to the desktop will be erased upon restart or logout.

Question:  Why did my files disappear when I restarted the Mac?

Answer - You can only save in the _Student_Folder. Files saved anywhere else in the computer will be erased.

Question:  Can I recover files that were on the desktop?

Answer - No

Question:  I cannot eject/unmount my CD, DVD, External Hard Drive or Server.

Answer -
1. Close any files that you opened directly from your drive, media or server.
2. Deactivate/remove any fonts loaded to Suitcase directly from your media.
3. Now try to eject the drive.
4. If you are still unable to eject the drive, restart the machine and try to eject it one more time.

Question:  My computer has a spinning wheel. How do I unfreeze it?

Answer - If you are connected to a network volume, the computer may have dropped or lost its connection with the server. Try re-launching the finder by clicking on Apple>Force Quit, Select Finder and click Relaunch (Or press the option + command and Esc at the same time).  You may have to do this several times before your computer responds. Once it does, eject the nework volumes if you are not using them. If the problem persists, contact the tech.

Question:  I am unable to connect to the internet or any server?

Answer - Check the Ethernet cable at the back of the computer and make sure it is connected.