Fall 2012

Stars in Stripes
As Occidental prepares to induct its inaugural class into the Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming & Family Weekend, the playing field has never been more level for men and women...
13 Alumni Who Shaped Los Angeles
From planning the freeway system and aiding the conservation movement to bringing the Dodgers and the Olympics to town, Oxy alumni have been integral to the development of the City of...
Robert T. Moore, Moore Laboratory, Occidental College
The Moore Identity
After more than 60 years of sitting in oak case drawers, the 60,000-plus specimens in Oxy's Moore Lab of Zoology are more vital than ever, as advances in DNA sequencing technology offer new...
Life of Jaws
Fascinated by sharks from an early age, marine biologist Lisa Natanson '81 takes to the ocean, her $17 knife close at hand, to explore the mysteries of nature's most toothsome predators
Going Deep
Oxy's marine biology program studies California's near-shore environment
Trophy Lives
If these mementoes from the Roy Dennis Trophy Room could talk, they would share many stories of Oxy's rich sports heritage
On Location
In a banner year for TV and film production at Oxy—including "NCIS," "Private Practice," and "CSI"—"Arrested Development" sneaks onto campus as the Bluth family saga springs back to life
Numerology
A retired jersey, Labs for the Liberal Arts, new professors, and Facebook friends
Bookshelf
New books from professors Arthé Anthony, Robert Richmond Ellis, and Anthony Chase, as well as novelists Suzanne Selfors '86 and Bill Thomas '53
Newsmakers

Jorge Gonzalez hotfoots it to London, Emmons expands its psychiatric and counseling services, and more
While You Were Away ...
As a new school year dawns, Swan Hall reopens its doors, Oxy's website gets a makeover, and Peter Dreier goes five minutes with Bill O'Reilly. Here's what you might have missed
Letters

A second opinion on the last 25 years, and an alternate solution to Oxy's late-'80s crosses conundrum