News

Keep up to date on Oxy’s latest news and events. For more information, contact the College’s Office of Marketing and Communications at (323) 259-2677.

Professor James Ford
January 15, 2021

James Ford III, associate professor of English and Black Studies, has been presented with the Modern Language Association of America’s 2020 William Sanders Scarborough Prize for his first book, Thinking through Crisis:

a graphic showing infographics about spanish language in the US
January 11, 2021

Students in a remote version of the linguistics class create bilingual, publicly facing work that aims to address sociolinguistic justice.

Prof. Ron Buckmire
December 16, 2020

Ron Buckmire, Occidental’s associate dean for curricular affairs and professor of mathematics, has been named the first-ever vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the world’s largest professional association devoted to applied mathematics.

Tim Shortell '24
December 14, 2020

Oxy’s thriving music department continues to attract talented students, including Timothy Shortell ’24 who won a $3,000 young artist grant this fall.

Dr. Kim Shriner at Huntington Hospital
December 7, 2020

Through a new partnership between the hospital and the College’s Office of Pre-Health Advising, 25 pre-health students have taken part in a tailored preceptorship program.

geology field research site
November 30, 2020

Across departments at Occidental, students benefit from the collaborative process of discovery with their faculty mentors.

Image of Delta Lake research site in Grand Teton National Park
November 19, 2020

Professor Darren Larsen and former student Aria Blumm ’19 analyzed sediment from a glacial lake to learn about glacier fluctuations and climate shifts over the last 10,000 years.

Johnson Student Center at Occidental College
November 12, 2020

Occidental College President Harry J. Elam, Jr. has joined with leaders from five other liberal arts colleges to organize a national coalition to address racial inequities at liberal arts colleges.

Kat Wang
November 6, 2020

Occidental’s new Director of Pre-Health, Kat “Miao” Wang, joined the College earlier this year and has shown great energy and enthusiasm in her role.

Campaign Semester Minnesota
October 29, 2020

With the 2020 election right around the corner, Oxy students are busy getting out the vote as part of Campaign Semester, the only undergraduate program in the country that offers a full semester’s credit for a fully immersive experience into the American political process.

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