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  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

  • Opening Reception and Acoustic Event: “Tuning the Room” lead by Gregory Lenczycki and Ken Goerres. Gastronomic tuning tastings and elixirs provided by Eden Batki.
     

  • The measure and alterations of Craycroft’s “room tuning” are framed in relation to its setting within the art gallery of an art school. In the wake of the U.S. presidential election, and in anticipation of the exhibition runtime falling during the first months of the new administration, Tuning the Room is a proposal to pay attention to the role that art and art education play in how voices are heard.

  • Robin Coste Lewis won the National Book Award for Voyage of the Sable Venus. Her writing has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Callaloo, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Transition: Women in Literary Arts, VIDA, Phantom Limb, and Lambda Literary Review. She has taught at Wheaton, Hunter, Hampshire, and the NYU Low-Residency MFA in Paris. Lewis is a fellow of Cave Canem and of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, as well as a Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at USC.

  • Artist Anna Craycroft, of the current exhibition Tuning the Room in Ben Maltz Gallery, in discussion with artist and curator Micah Silver.

  • Solmaz Sharif

    Mar 01| Lectures
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    Solmaz Sharif’s first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press and is a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Granta, Poetry, and other journals. Her first collection, Look, was recently published by Graywolf Press. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and lives in the Bay Area.

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Environmental Steering Committee

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MFA Public Practice Exhibition, by Tory Tepp, '09 (left) and Ofunne Obiamiwe, '09 (right)

 

Otis Sustainability Mission Statement:The Environmental Steering Committee, guided by the college’s mission, identifies, evaluates, and recommends actions that strengthen the college’s efforts and profile in regards to environmental consciousness.

 

Environmental Steering Committee purpose:  To be a group of Otis College thought leaders who research effective, actionable, and implementable initiatives concerning sustainability efforts on campus, and recommend such initiatives to the Otis College Senior Team.

 

Environmental Steering Committee Goals:

  • To develop and keep a coherent web presence.
  • To research sustainable projects for our campus and present them to the Senior Team for consideration.
  • To survey and publish a list of all sustainable activities on campus.
  • To be available to the college community for advice and information regarding the integrating of environmental practices and curriculum.

 

ESC Members:

Kim Russo, Chair

Faculty
Claudia Hernandez
Elektra Grant
Michele Jaquis   
Richard M. Shelton          
Staff
Laura Kiralla       
Michael Luna     
Carol D. Branch 
Morgan Brown  
Matthew Penkala
Andrew Armstrong          
Antonio Ruiz      
Claude Nica                                     
Twin Daniel        
Students
Clover Clemens 
Mollie Roberson

 


 

 

ESC Meeting Minutes:

03/12/2009 [PDF]
09/17/2009 [PDF]
02/18/2010 [PDF]
10/28/2010 [PDF]
10/13/2011
12/08/2011
04/05/2012
10/18/2012 [PDF]
07/09/2013 [PDF]
09/12/2013 [PDF]
02/13/2014 [PDF]
03/27/2014 [PDF]
05/21/2014 [PDF]

10/23/2014 [PDF]
02/29/2016 [PDF]
09/13/2016 [PDF]
10/11/2016 [PDF]

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