Occidental Magazine

Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2021-22 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2021 and Winter 2022). The Fall 2021 issue is online now.

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

Under the Influence

Seven Oxy professors, ­librarian Bob Kieft, and President Veitch share the books that shaped their academic thinking. Here's a taste

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

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

"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."
X Markets the Spot

Oxy's purchase of a retail space in Highland Park creates an opportunity to raise its local visibility

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 and social activist, who died May 2

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