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No progress can be made in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict until both sides can move past a "victim-villain" mindset, according to Tal Becker, one of Israel’s top peace negotiators and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, who spoke on April 24 as Occidental College’s 2018 Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecturer.
Two longtime Occidental employees were honored by President Jonathan Veitch with the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Service to Occidental College in an April 10 campus ceremony.
Three Occidental students and alumni have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowships, awarded annually to candidates in the sciences and social sciences who are pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D.
Tal Becker, one of Israel’s top peace negotiators and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem will speak on "The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Jewish Discourse: Identity, Justice and Religion" April 24 as Occidental College’s 2018 Jack Kemp ’57 Distinguished Lecturer.
Occidental will host its third biennial TEDx conference on Saturday, April 21. Student, faculty and outside speakers will engage with the Oxy community in a thought-provoking dialogue about "Shifting Ecosystems of Power" at the all-day campus event.
Three forward-thinking first-years with a love of law and mock-trial competitions—Chuanjie "Felix" Hong ’20, Maria Salter ’20 and Henry Yue ’20—together founded the Oxy Law Society last year.
Occidental College Associate Professor of Politics Caroline Heldman recently was honored by Stanford University’s Program in Writing and Rhetoric and the city of West Hollywood for her work on issues of race and gender representation in the media and her advocacy on behalf of sexual assault survivors.
The American Council on Education (ACE) has named Eileen Spain, Occidental College’s Carl F. Braun Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of the College, an ACE Fellow for academic year 2018-19.