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news_kaneda2017
October 19, 2017

Kaneda, who has been practicing karate since age 5, came in fifth in her division in Buenos Aires. "I’m pretty happy with how I did. I barely lost the bronze medal match. Always have stuff to work on, I guess," she said.

Thorne Hall Exterior
October 17, 2017

"A decision of this magnitude was not made lightly," said President Jonathan Veitch in making the announcement. "No one wanted or expected the season to end this way. Making this decision now provides needed clarity to players, their parents, coaches, and other SCIAC members.

Barack Obama Scholars Program
September 27, 2017

"My years at Occidental College sparked my interest in social and political causes, and filled me with the idea that my voice could make a difference," said President Obama, a member of the Occidental College Class of 1983.

news_sousa2017
September 20, 2017

Sousa’s research focuses on Pre-Columbian and colonial Mexican history. Her research project is titled "So That the Indians Would Forget Their Superstitions": The Desecration of Sacred Sites and Objects in Colonial Mexico. She will be in residence at the Getty Research Institute from January to June 2018. 

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September 12, 2017

Two years ago, using an SUV-sized robotic drone from onboard a Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute vessel, Goffredi discovered tiny orange tube worms and dozens of other animals, some never before seen, living near super-heated (up to 680 degrees Fahrenheit) hydrothermal vents near the ocean floor in areas completely devoid of light.

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September 11, 2017

In "Echoes From the Past: The Japanese Incarceration and Today’s Executive Orders," Takano will discuss the relevance of the history of Japanese-American incarceration to today's political climate, including the Muslim ban, immigration and the

news_tops2017
September 6, 2017

According to the award citation, the selection committee chose Occidental’s program "because it is deeply impressed with your efforts to provide over 7,000 Los Angeles students each year with student-centered laboratory learning experiences that foster scientific inquiry and curiosity."

News_Faculty Awards 2017
August 31, 2017

History Professor Sharla Fett was awarded the prestigious Graham L. Sterling Memorial Award, established in 1972 to recognize a faculty member with a distinguished record of teaching, service and professional achievement.

news_ball2017
August 28, 2017

The wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection examines both Alex Haley’s 1976 book and the 1977 television adaptation—a galvanizing national event, drawing a record-shattering viewership, earning 38 Emmy nominations and changing overnight the discourse on race, civil rights and slavery.

news_brody2017
August 18, 2017

The University Film and Video Association is one of the largest professional organizations and annual conferences for film and media studies, focusing on the creative, critical and pedagogical practices of college and university media professors.

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