Summer 2015

Band on the Rise
Brothers Willie and Truman Morrison '07 started making music at Oxy and took their act to the Roxy. Now they're knocking on Nashville's door
Becoming Ming
Ming Cho Lee '53 didn't turn into the "dean of American set designers" overnight. But as biographer Arnold Aronson explains, it was Omar Paxson '48 who turned Lee into a designer
Spring Awakening
Fueled by a resurgent track team, a strong women's lacrosse squad, and standouts in tennis and baseball, Oxy goes out on a high
Still Clueless After All These Years
Two decades after Alicia Silverstone and crew stormed into shopping malls and cinemas, a new book and a popular blog document the timelessness of Clueless —and Oxy's role in its making
Six Tigers Roar Into Hall of Fame
A Wimbledon champion, an NFL veteran, a pair of Olympians, a beloved baseball coach, and a track and field legend will receive Oxy athletics' highest honor on October 16
Thumbs Up!
Delivering messages of optimism in difficult times, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Professor Woody Studenmund make Commencement 2015 a ceremony to remember
Numerology
Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy
Quotable
"By creating a piece of organic, living art within the stairway, I will attract visual and social interaction with the space."
The Life Aquatic
Scouring the oceans, Dieter Cosman cultivated—and meticulously documented—a singular collection of shells from around the world. Now his legacy could trigger waves of discoveries in the...
Ultimate Flighters
Chief financial officer Devin Miller '06 and his L.A. Aviators bring American Ultimate Disc League action to Oxy
Onward and Upward
Oxy's Upward Bound program marks its 50th year in full stride, preparing new generations of students for the rigors and rewards of college
Elder Scare
One in 10 Americans age 60 and over is the victim of abuse—and nine out of 10 cases go unreported. Dr. Laura Mosqueda '81 intends to change that
Better Living Through Chemistry
Professor Don Deardorff has studied with a Nobel laureate, mentored a Rhodes Scholar, and had chickens running around his Norris Hall office. Is it any wonder he'll be missed?
A Winning Equation
A systematic approach to the national awards process yields dividends, as students and alumni snag fellowships and scholarships in record numbers