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.

Janna Ireland and Jose Guadalupe Sanchez III join Occidental College Art & Art History Dept.
September 26, 2022

As the newest faculty members in Oxy's Art and Art History Department this fall, Janna Ireland and Jose Guadalupe Sanchez III will be teaching photography and painting, respectively. But the impact these two artists--Oxy's first Mellon Faculty Diversity Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellows--will have on the department extends far beyond their initial teaching assignments.

John Stauffer Charitable Trust Endows John Stauffer Chair of Chemistry at Occidental
September 14, 2022

A $2.5 million grant from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust of Pasadena will endow the new John Stauffer Chair of Chemistry to recognize exceptional professors who are acknowledged leaders in teaching, research and scholarship.

Oxy student standing in front of an exhibit at the Natural History Museum
August 31, 2022

InternLA, Oxy’s annual paid internship program, allows talented Oxy students to gain real-world work experience over the summer with Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations.

a group of 7 Obama Scholars students standing together outside
June 29, 2022

Occidental College has announced its 2022-23 cohort of Barack Obama Scholars, the prestigious leadership training program that has been re-imagined to make it available to more students based on their undergraduate performance and interests.

Mellon Grant to Fund "Humanities for Just Communities" Initiative
January 26, 2022

A $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund Occidental’s “Humanities for Just Communities” (HJC) program, a three-year collaborative teaching and community-engaged initiative that will introduce incoming and first-year students to the problem-solving power of the humanities to advance health equity, migrant justice and freedom struggles.

Writer and activist Roxane Gay
January 25, 2022

Through Occidental’s inaugural Presidential Professorship, writer and social justice activist Roxane Gay will teach courses at the College during the spring 2022 semester.

Anahy Lizarraga '23 in the biology lab
July 14, 2021

More than 100 students have convened at Occidental for the annual 10-week research program, some living and learning on campus for the very first time.

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.

Dr. Kim Shriner at Huntington Hospital
December 7, 2020

Through a new partnership between the hospital and the College’s Office of Pre-Health Advising, 25 pre-health students have taken part in a tailored preceptorship program.

geology field research site
November 30, 2020

Across departments at Occidental, students benefit from the collaborative process of discovery with their faculty mentors.

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