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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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Bruce Ferguson, President
Randall Lavender, Provost
William Schaeffer, Vice President of Administrative and Financial Services
Laura Kiralla, Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Affairs

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Andrew Armstrong, Director of Technical Support Services
John P. Axtell, Director of Communications and Marketing
Fred Barnes, Director, Student Counseling Services
Kristi Bieber, Director of Development
Carol Branch, Director, Student Resources Center and Title IX
Megan Clarke, Chief Information Officer, Information Systems
Darren Grosch, Director, Center for International Education
Felipe Gutierrez, Director of Academic Computing
Jessika Huerta, Director of Financial Aid
Donna Lee Oda, Director, Center for Creative Professions
Mike Luna, Director, Student Activities
Sue Maberry, Director of Library and Instructional Technology
Kate McNamara, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions
Anna Manzano, Registrar
Jane Miyashiro, Director of Human Resources
Claude Nica, Chief Facilities and Operations Officer
Monique Ramsey, Director of Student Accounts
Brooke Randolph, Director of Admissions
Michael Richards, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Christine Sanchez, Controller, Business Office
Barbara Tecle, Director of Purchasing