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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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Campus Practices

Campus Practices

  • All Goldsmith Campus trash is sent to a materials recovery facility, where a percentage of all campus waste is recycled and/or reused.
  • Lighting is 100% efficient ballast & T8 / T12 efficient fluorescent tubes.
  • Hand dryers in Ahmanson/Galef reduce paper waste.
  • Non-emergency lighting is controlled by timers, pressure controls and motion sensors.
  • The Ahmanson HVAC system is a highly efficient "VAV" (Variable Air Volume), and fan drives are variable speed with a computer-controlled environmental thermostat.
  • The Galef HV/HVAC system uses "smart" thermostat control.
  • Ahmanson's stainless steel water tower heat exchanger is highly efficient.
  • Galef building design is based on green principles with solar efficient exterior building "Low E" glass.
  • Ceramic kilns are energy efficient and firing takes places at night during "low peak" usage.
  • Ahmanson elevators are computer controlled and use an efficient "smart" system.
  • Goldsmith uses a solvent wash station and rag recycling service.
  • Faculty/staff carpooling is encouraged through incentives.
  • Eco-friendly packaging choices are offered at the café.
  • FSC certified recycled paper and printing are used in College publications.
  • Heat generated by Otis' computer system is used to heat the Ahmanson building in cold weather.
  • Technical Services uses bio-degradable products whenever possible.
  • TSS collects hazardous waste and disposes of it in an environmentally appropriate fashion.

 

A short video about Athens Recycling Services: