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Occidental College professors Mai Thai and Seva Rodnyansky
April 28, 2021

Two Occidental College professors are the recipients of Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowships that will allow them to document the financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on local government and the impact of junior police academies on high school students.

New Occidental study provides new hope for kelp beds devastated by sea urchins
April 21, 2021

A massive die-off of purple sea urchins off the Southern California coast in 2015 provides new evidence that deliberate efforts to cull urchins can be a key strategy to bring back giant kelp forests and the high-value commercial marine species they support, a new Occidental College study has found.

Occidental College Professor Sophal Ear
April 16, 2021

Occidental College’s Sophal Ear has been named as one of 40 Changemakers by the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program, the non-profit organization that seeks to increase diversity in the public service sector. To honor PPIA’s 40th anniversary, the organization is highlighting the accomplishments of its alumni.

Oxy faculty members
March 25, 2021

Occidental faculty combine teaching and research in equal measure, with each informing the other.

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.

chris oze
February 4, 2021

A newly identified method of producing a compound commonly used in antacids is the key to a process that provides a viable pathway for significant industrial-scale reductions in man-made greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new paper published by an Occidental College geologist and an international team of researchers.

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:

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.

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.

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