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.

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.

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.

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