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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • 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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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:

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist