Events
  • 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.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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College Initiative: Resources

 

Glossary of Terms
Otis Library Pathfinder for Sustainability
Approaches to Sustainability [PDF]


ClimateEDU is a free newsletter from the National Wildlife Federation. "ClimateEdu is a bi-monthly online newsletter that covers campus projects that are breaking new ground in climate action and sustainability. Each issue includes a mix of resources, book reviews, tools, editorials and event listings. Our goal is to support colleges and universities in their work of protecting wildlife (and our own human habitat) from the effects of environmental degradation and climate change."

American Institute of Graphic Arts:  Center for Sustainable Design is dedicated to providing designers with a wide range of information regarding sustainable business practice.

LA ReUseIt is a Los Angeles-based community website open to all who want to "recycle" something rather than throw it away.
Ann Thorpe Newsletter is a quarterly, web-based publication from Ann Thorpe, author of 'The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability.'
Sustainable Everyday Project proposes an open web platform to stimulate social conversation on possible sustainable futures.


The Long View Project “The Art of Recycling in Antarctica : The Long View” is a project conceived by artist Michael Bartalos and supported by an Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grant from the National Science Foundation.

The Story of Stuff, by Annie Leonard, is a 20-minute film that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture—from resource extraction to iPod incineration.

19.20.21 is a project by Richard Saul Wurman, creator of TED, that imagines the future, starting with 19 cities of 20 million people in the 21st century. The study focuses on the effect of population growth on urban/business planning and its impact on consumers.

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