Summer 2016

Maestro of Mashups
Professor of music emeritus Richard Grayson was quick on his fingers over decades of piano improvs—and an equally supportive mentor
Mixed Media
A pair of biographies from Dolores Flamiano '85 and Sally Palmer Thomason '55, new fiction from Morgan Matson '04, new music from Nite Jewel (Ramona Gonzalez '12), and more
Interns Without Borders
Oxy's InternAway program opens up new ­career paths for undergrads by relieving the financial stress of summer work
Numerology
Facts and figures pertaining to all things Oxy
Bonds Have More Funds
Moody's paints a rosy picture of Oxy's financial management—and Forbes and the Department of Education agree
Carry On Learning
Associate professor of biology Kerry Thompson aims to bring creative solutions to the challenges of his new role as interim VP and dean of the College
Making a Splash
After decades of promises and planning, Oxy's dream of a new aquatic facility is finally within reach—as well as an expanded McKinnon Tennis Center
A Hall for the Hinchliffes
Ann (Hoffmann) '57 and Steve Hinchliffe '55 have quietly supported Oxy for the last 50 years. The secret is out—but their work continues
Micro Management
Bringing American craft brewing to the island nation of Taiwan, Spencer Jemelka '08 blends both cultures to produce a better beer
Ninety-Five Faces
Early last fall, Cruz Riley '17 began taking portraits of schoolmates for a photography class. By the end of the academic year, he had completed a campuswide exhibit that challenges the "...
The Showgirl Must Go On
Over the last four decades, Sally Ann Parsons '62 has stitched together costumes for more than 100 Broadway shows and touring companies, as well as ballets, Bette, Barnum & Bailey … and...
Catching a Disease
As Zika disrupts travel plans and throws a scare into the Rio Olympics, CDC epidemiologist Paul Mead '81 M'83 tracks the virus closer to home