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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.

Indian woman with lightened skin
August 14, 2020

Using a case study of skin-whitening beauty products, a three-year, $479,480 National Science Foundation grant will fund an Occidental study of how the intersection of race, immigration status and other identities shape public understanding of science in the United States.

Professor Jane Hong
May 20, 2020

For Occidental College Associate Professor of History Jane Hong, the lightbulb went on when she realized that the history she was studying as a Yale undergraduate had a direct connection to her own parents’ story as Korean immigrants who arrived in Brooklyn in 1975.

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?

Digital Divide Impacts COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Compliance, New Study Finds
April 8, 2020

Regions with low-income populations and low Internet penetration are less likely to follow safe-at-home orders and are thus more vulnerable to the COVID-19 coronavirus, a new study by economists from Occidental College and the MIT Sloan School of Management has found.

Occidental College professors Peter Dreier and Mijin Cha
January 9, 2020

Occidental College professors Peter Dreier and Mijin Cha will discuss and sign copies of their new anthology, We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism – American Style (New Press) at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

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.

Occidental student researchers in Costa Rica.
October 23, 2019

Occidental College has been awarded the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2019 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA) for its exemplary program that provides high-quality research experiences for its students.

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.

Students walking across campus
September 25, 2019

Can new conceptions of human rights be part of a more effective response to a wave of global xenophobic nationalism?

An Icelandic landscape, the site of student-faculty research
September 23, 2019

The next chapter of Richter research at Occidental College allows students to engage closely with faculty as research partners and mentees during intensive international field study.

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