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Occidental College wraps up its month-long Big Read program, "Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry," this Saturday, Nov. 7, with a community festival of poetry readings, nature walks, art exhibits, music and dance performances, among other activities.
Steve Lopez, award-winning Los Angeles Times columnist and author of The Soloist, spoke on the Occidental campus as part of the First Tuesday speakers series Nov. 3.
Occidental College Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies Gabrielle Foreman was presented with the Graham L. Sterling Memorial Award, the College's most prestigious faculty honor, at an Oct. 27 reception.
Dennis A. Collins has been appointed senior vice president for institutional advancement and external relations at Occidental College.
Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch laid out an ambitious agenda for his presidency and cited the careers of Jack Kemp '57 and Barack Obama '83 as the best evidence of the value of a liberal arts education in his inaugural address today before a crowd of several hundred in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater.
Occidental College has received a three-year, $430,500 grant from the National Science Foundation to study a bacterium that may someday be used as a natural antibiotic by devouring hard-to-destroy bacterial germs in communities called biofilms.
A selection of Lisa Jack '81's collection of black-and-white photographs of the young Barack Obama '83 as an Occidental College freshman will be on display on the third floor of the college's Coons Administrative Center from Oct. 12 to Nov. 6.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Occidental College a $740,000 grant to help meet the growing demand for more K-12 math and science teachers.