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.

Mary Beth Heffernan and a healthcare worker
April 15, 2020

Five years ago, Mary Beth Heffernan of Occidental’s art department flew to Liberia with a simple idea: Would portraits worn on the outside of their frightening personal protection equipment (PPE) suits humanize healthcare workers and make patients more receptive to their care?

Oxy Arts on York
February 4, 2020

A five-year, $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation will make it possible for Occidental College to widen its network of community partners in Northeast LA and expand its arts education programs to enhance local residents’ engagement with the issues that matter to them.

Occidental Prof. Mary Beth Heffernan in Liberia
January 8, 2020

Five years ago during the West African Ebola epidemic, Occidental Professor Mary Beth Heffernan read first-person accounts from patients who were terrified by the anonymous head-to-toe personal protection (PPE) suits worn by their caregivers.

Art senior comps opening reception, 2019
December 3, 2019

Working in a variety of media, 10 Occidental College seniors will make their public debut on December 5 with the opening reception for “Syndicate: A Comprehensive Exhibition” in the gallery of the College’s new Oxy Arts community art center on York Boulevard in Highland Park.

"Breaking Bread in L.A." at Oxy Arts
August 30, 2019

Oxy Arts, the community-based arts hub of Occidental College, will launch the opening season for its newly opened space on York Boulevard with Breaking Bread in L.A., a three-month exploration of how food offers the possibility of cross-cultural connections in our cosmopolitan metropolis.

Occidental faculty were honored at the College's 2019 Convocation ceremony.
August 27, 2019

Four Occidental College professors were honored for exceptional teaching, scholarship and service August 27 as the Class of 2023 was formally welcomed to the Oxy community at the College’s 125th annual Convocation ceremony.

Occidental College art professor and artist Linda Lyke
June 13, 2019

A new solo exhibition by Occidental College’s Linda Lyke, Field Notes: When Taxonomy Becomes Iconography, will continue through August 4 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.

Oxy Arts on York
May 22, 2019

Oxy Arts, Occidental College’s community-based arts hub, will formally open the doors of its newly renovated York Boulevard space on Wednesday, May 22 with a 5 p.m. community open house, the first in a series of four over the next week.

Professor Kelema Moses
March 21, 2019

Occidental College’s Kelema Lee Moses is one of 10 recipients of a 2019 Getty Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art, awarded to encourage projects that make substantial and original contributions to the understanding of art and its history.