Academics

Venture capitalist Josh Schlisserman
Here's the Pitch
Josh Schlisserman ’19 helped raise $2.5 million as a summer intern in Silicon Valley—and after Scooter Braun kicked him out of his office, he’d found his calling as a venture capitalist
Professor Linda Lyke
Many Thanks, Linda Lyke
“Occidental will forever be an indelible part of me," says the professor of art and art history, who is retiring after 46 years at the College
Lynn Mehl, professor of kinesiology and psychology
Many Thanks, Lynn Mehl
After 45 years at Oxy, choosing a favorite class is "like choosing your favorite child," says the professor of kinesiology and psychology
Occidental President Harry J. Elam, Jr.
Year Two
As Inauguration Day draws near, President Harry J. Elam, Jr. reflects on the lessons of the pandemic, the evolution of academic excellence, and the necessity of a culture of care
Professor Linda Lyke
Many Thanks
As five retiring faculty take their classroom curtain calls, we asked a few prized pupils to toast their Oxy mentors
Jillian Hopewell '89 of Migrant Clinicians Network
A Healthy Migration
Jillian Hopewell ’89 has spent her career advocating for better care for underserved populations—and a $5 million gift will boost those efforts
Professor of Psychology Nancy Dess
Sweet Science
From Summer 2009: Professor of Psychology Nancy Dess measures emotionality and taste through her research with rats. How did one fincky rodent send her studies in a new direction?
Collrane Frivold '15
Minor Milestones in Public Health
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, public health remains at the center of the global discourse—but Oxy faculty and students have been engaged in the conversation far longer

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