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.

Automation trailer still
April 11, 2022

Grammy-nominated, Emmy-winning composer Adam Schoenberg’s cutting-edge new work invites listeners to consider the conflicts and connections between human and machine. It also yielded an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration at Occidental.

Odelia Putterman '23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell '23 Named Goldwater Scholars
April 8, 2022

Continuing a 34-year Occidental College tradition, Odelia Putterman ’23 and Jack Thomas-Colwell ’23 have been named 2022 Goldwater Scholars. Putterman and Thomas-Colwell are the 44th and 45th Oxy students to win the country’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the sciences since the award was established in 1989.

(Clockwise order): Peter Grimmett '23, Mira Ranganath '23, Edin Custo '23, Tehreen Navira Hai '23, Jack Thomas-Colwell '23
March 7, 2022

Five Occidental College students collaborating with faculty mentors in the fields of geology, physics, biochemistry, biology and chemistry have been named 2022-23 Science Scholars and presented with research grants funded by the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris and Fletcher Jones foundations.

The new percussion studio at Oxy, featuring many instruments
February 24, 2022

Take a photographic tour of three beautiful and functional spaces on campus: the Fletcher Jones Foundation Computing Classroom, the Percussion Studio and Sycamore Glen.

Nurses in Japan wearing PPE Portraits
February 22, 2021

Created for first-year students in a remote learning environment, the new programs pair in-depth academics with real-world action, exemplifying the potential and vitality of the liberal arts.

Oxy student TreShunda James, class of 2019
September 26, 2020

A five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will make it possible to build on the success of an Occidental College program addressing the national shortage of STEM graduates by recruiting academically talented but financially needy students during their first year in college.

Justin Li, Occidental College professor of cognitive science
October 23, 2019

A three-year, $494,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a high-performance computing cluster that will dramatically increase the research and teaching opportunities for Occidental College students and faculty across the physical, life and social sciences.

Prayer flags in Sikkim
April 24, 2019

Two Oxy seniors with an innovative digital approach to preserving language and history and a recent alumna working with migrants in Morocco have been awarded Davis Projects for Peace grants.

March 13, 2018

It took Occidental’s new computer science major less than a year to make front-page news in the Los Angeles Times.