Spring 2015

Under the Influence
Seven Oxy professors, ­librarian Bob Kieft, and President Veitch share the books that shaped their academic thinking. Here's a taste
OxyTalk
A bearded Alec Baldwin wasn't fooling anyone with his Abraham Lincoln guise, but the Emmy-winning actor scored with students in a surprise classroom visit
Numerology
Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy
Mixed Media
New books (and a documentary) from Oxy alumni and faculty, and honors for Professor Amy Lyford
Quotable
"We three are living proof that, when you look at what you put into teaching and what you get out of it, we have gotten so much more than we have put in."
A Guy, a Guitar, and a Movement
When Guy Carawan '49 returned to campus in 2003 after more than half a century away, he had changed the world through the power of song. Professor Peter Dreier remembers the folk musician...
X Markets the Spot
Oxy's purchase of a retail space in Highland Park creates an opportunity to raise its local visibility
What Lies Beneath
Whether it's replacing pipes, roofs, boilers, or cooling systems, there's nothing sexy about deferred maintenance. But proactive measures now can save a mountain of heartache later
Phoebe Dearest
One of Oxy's most decorated and beloved faculty is calling it a career after 22 years in the chemistry department. But Phoebe Dea isn't packing up her things just yet
Think Like a Brand
With Gerald Washington '04 in the role of corporate matchmaker, Steve Harvey's global visibility is spreading faster than kudzu. And Washington's personal journey from financial ruin to the...
Urban Legend
Professor Bob Gottlieb was a champion of environmental and social justice causes long before they became fashionable. Students and colleagues celebrate his influence and impact
Take a Chanson Me
Psychotherapist Julia Postolov Kantor '96 began a love affair with French music through Oxy's study abroad program. Now she's the toast of Francophiles on L.A.'s cabaret scene
Exposing the Ebola Ninja
Associate professor Mary Beth Heffernan saw a problem with Ebola care in Africa—personal protection equipment suits that made the medical workers wearing them appear frightening and...