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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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Heather Joseph-Witham: 2007 TLC Technology Grant Report


Excerpt:

A Professor’s Perspective on Virtual Worlds

During the fall of 2006, I received a generous Fletcher Jones grant through the Otis College of Art and Design TLC (teaching and learning center) in order to take the time to delve into academic concepts regarding virtual worlds and their uses for student learning. This may seem unnecessary to some. However, I am from, ahem, a slightly older population than the typical Otis student. I do not have a my Space page, I have never text-messaged, do not own a Playstation and only play computer games with my 5 year old daughter. So, yes, I know every Spongebob, Dora, and Barbie game online, but was quite ignorant regarding World of Warcraft, and the SIMS online. I only use the internet for email and shopping! Way too much shopping!

--Heather Joseph-Witham
Liberal Arts and Sciences

View full blog post [originally posted on the O Teaching Matters Blog]

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