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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.

  • 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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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.