A week full of presentations, discussions and exhibits will feature scholarly, academic and creative work by our students and faculty.

Monday, April 18

2022 Sterling Award Lecture by Professor Arthur Saint-Aubin:
“Hyper-Visible Black Bodies: The Case of France’s General Dumas”

4:45-5:45 pm, Mosher 1 (Norris Chemistry)

This year's Sterling Award Lecture will showcase Spanish and French Studies Professor Arthur Saint-Aubin's research on French general Thomas-Alexandre Dumas and explore the tension and ambiguity at the core of certain representations by Black male subjects of their physical bodies and bodily experiences.

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Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20

Media Arts & Culture Senior Comprehensive presentations

6 pm - Reception
7 pm - Presentations

Thorne Hall

Please join us for two nights of Media Arts & Culture Senior Comprehensive presentations. Both Media Production and Critical Media students will be presenting their final projects each night starting at 7pm, with a pre-reception in front of Thorne beginning at 6pm.

Wednesday, April 20 - Saturday April 23

Celebrating Faculty Excellence

4/20-4/22 - McKinnon Center for Global Affairs Media Wall, Johnson Hall
Saturday 4/23 - Inauguration Community Celebration, Academic Quad

Faculty at Occidental College make an outsized impact. Building on the launch of our first-ever Faculty Excellence Brochure, President Elam’s Inauguration celebrates faculty accomplishments. The Faculty Excellence Corridor features Oxy Talks videos, in which faculty give two-minute lightning talks about their timely research, and a poster display of faculty work. Listen, watch, and browse the achievements of our faculty in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. 

Wednesday, April 20

Chamber Music Concert

7:30 pm, Bird Studio

Join us for in a concert featuring musicians in Oxy's Chamber Music Program!

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Thursday, April 21-24

Into The Woods

7:30-10pm, Keck Theater

A Tony Award-winning masterpiece by musical theatre giants Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods is a witty and irreverent reimagining of classic fairytales. Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood, and a married couple of Bakers all wish for what they think will bring them happiness. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of chasing their desires haunt them with disastrous results. With a glittering score, nuanced lyrics and a heavy dose of beguiling theatricality, Into the Woods explores what happens after “happily ever after.”

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Friday, April 22

Student-Faculty Research Lightning Talks

4 pm, Weingart Tent

An event featuring short talks highlighting research collaborations between Oxy students and faculty members. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Center and the Student Research Assistant Program.

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Past Oxy Presidents Exhibit

Academic Commons

A historical look at the past Presidents of Occidental, presented by Oxy Special Collections.

Questions About Inauguration?

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