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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Campus 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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Dorit Cypis

Dorit Cypis
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MFA, California Institute for the Arts; Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University;

Exhibited at venues nationally and internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, International Center of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Orange County Museum, Walker Art Center, Musee d’Art Contemporain/Montreal, Musee des Beaux Arts/Bruxelles, and LACMA

Recipient of numerous awards, including from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, Japan Foundation, Durfee Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Arts Department, and Fellows of Contemporary Art.

Cypis has taught on identity, representation, social relations and conflict transformation at universities and colleges across the USA as well as in Canada, Holland, France, Switzerland and Israel.

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist