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.

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 students at the Apollo Night performance
January 27, 2021

This year’s Black History Month expands opportunities to virtually commemorate Black history and achievement, on campus and beyond.

Tim Shortell '24
December 14, 2020

Oxy’s thriving music department continues to attract talented students, including Timothy Shortell ’24 who won a $3,000 young artist grant this fall.

Arts image by Julia Driscoll
September 23, 2020

The campus arts community continues to offer opportunities despite classes moving online this semester. Dance Production (Dance Pro), PULSE and Glee Club are continuing their activities and instruction remotely via Zoom to connect students and facilitate their practices.

We Live! Memories of Resistance art
September 10, 2020

Oxy Arts’ Fall 2020 exhibition WE LIVE! Memories of Resistance brings together 14 In Plain Sight artists that engage the contemporary stakes of historical remembrance and collective memory.

Sky writing from In Plain Sight activism
July 3, 2020

In partnership with Oxy Arts, a nationwide collective of 80 artists and activists will launch In Plain Sight on July 3-4—an ambitious site- and time-specific effort to make visible the injustices of the world’s largest immigration detention system.

Prof. Adam Schoenberg teaches film scoring at Occidental.
April 27, 2020

For the second consecutive year, Occidental College’s Music Department has been named as one of the country’s top music business programs by Billboard magazine.

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.

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