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Professor Thalia Gonzales
August 7, 2018

A new grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to researchers at Occidental College and Georgetown University Law Center will fund a pioneering study of the social and emotional health benefits of school-based restorative justice programs for high school girls.

August 2, 2018

More than 130 Occidental students skipped the family road trips to spend 10 weeks this summer counting starfish and examining bacteria inside beetles as part of the College’s undergraduate research program. 

August 1, 2018

An Occidental College history professor’s 2017 book exploring the little-known story of Africans who found themselves in the United States after being seized from illegal slave ships has been named a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards for the study of the African American experience.

History Professors
June 27, 2018

Occidental College is hosting almost three dozen public school teachers from across California this week for an intensive one-week Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History workshop titled "The History of American Immigration Through a California Lens." 

June 27, 2018

The critically acclaimed Occidental Children's Theater will celebrate its ​23rd year with an original story, Doctor Scooby-Doolittle, plus three adventurous adaptations of traditional folktales, for a seven-week outdoor run in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater on the Occidental campus.

June 21, 2018

Jennifer Tróchez MacLean ’91 has been named one of Los Angeles Unified School District’s 2017-18 Teachers of the Year, recognized for her strong commitment to her students, school and community.

June 7, 2018

Samantha Herdman ’19, a biology major from Mill Valley, is studying mockingbirds in the Galapagos Islands. Atnasia Mekonnen ’21, an undeclared major from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is in Uganda studying the impact of maternal and child health programs. Robertia Reid ’20, a critical theory and social justice major from Los Angeles, is researching the perception of Afro-Japanese identity in Japan.

The four 2018 graduation speakers
May 20, 2018

Four women representing more than half a century of leadership in the fields of tech, politics, international education, and conflict resolution addressed the Class of 2018 at Occidental College’s 136th Commencement ceremony May 20.

May 11, 2018

Occidental College will offer a new major and minor in Black studies (BLST) beginning in fall 2018. Associate professor of American studies Courtney Baker will chair the new program, which she co-crafted with American studies professor Erica Ball.

May 9, 2018

Nine Occidental College students and alumni have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships to teach and study abroad in nine countries on four continents during the 2018-19 academic year.