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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.

July 2, 2009

Instead of whiling away the summer at the beach, Occidental College students are among the undergraduates researching the Costa Rican rain forest through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

June 26, 2009

The critically acclaimed Occidental Children’s Theater will present "1,001 Arabian Nights of the Living Dead," an original story, plus three adaptations of traditional folktales in its 14th season in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater on the Occidental campus July 9 through Aug. 22.

June 16, 2009

Research scientist Jason Graetz '98 has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers -- the highest honor given by the U.S. government to professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

May 28, 2009

Earlier this week, Lisa Jack '81 was worried that no one would come to the opening of her show of never-before-seen photographs of President Barack Obama as an Occidental College freshman.

May 17, 2009

Drawing on her own remarkable career for examples, filmmaker and philanthropist Sherry Lansing offered a series of life lessons to Occidental College's Class of 2009 today in a commencement speech that received a standing ovation from a capacity crowd in Remsen Bird Hillside Theater.

May 3, 2009

Jack Kemp '57 H'90, the Occidental College quarterback and AFL football star whose pioneering support of supply-side economic theory played a key role in the modern conservative revival, died Saturday, May 2 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 73.

April 22, 2009

Andy Lipkis, founder and president of TreePeople and a national leader in the environmental movement, spoke on the Occidental College campus on Tuesday, April 21 as the inaugural Antoinette and Vincent Dungan Lecturer on Energy and the Environment.

April 21, 2009

Assistant professor of chemistry Andrew K. Udit has been awarded a two-year, $50,000 American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator grant.

April 17, 2009

The Occidental College Theater Department will stage "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical," the classic ’60s counter-culture musical, beginning Thursday, April 17.

April 16, 2009

Sherry Lansing, CEO of The Sherry Lansing Foundation and former chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, will be the featured speaker at Occidental College’s 127th graduation ceremony on May 17.

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