What's inside the Spring 2015 Occidental Magazine? Read on!
Exposing the Ebola Ninja
Professor Mary Beth Heffernan saw a problem with Ebola care in Africa—personal protection equipment suits that made the medical workers wearing them appear frightening and impersonal. So she came up with a simple idea: adhesive and disposable portraits for their uniforms. Would it work?
Take a Chanson Me
Psychotherapist Julia Postolov Kantor ’96 began a love affair with French music while studying abroad. Now she’s the toast of Francophiles in L.A.’s cabaret scene.
Professor Bob Gottlieb championed environmental and social justice causes long before they became fashionable. And as he transitions to life after Oxy, students and colleagues celebrate his influence and impact.
One of Oxy’s most decorated and beloved faculty is calling it a career after 22 years in the chemistry department. But Phoebe Dea isn’t packing up her things just yet.
Think Like a Brand
With Gerald Washington ’04 in the role of corporate matchmaker, Steve Harvey’s global visibility is spreading faster than kudzu. And Washington’s personal journey from financial ruin to the executive suite mirrors Harvey’s amazing rise.
From President Veitch
Lessons from the Third Los Angeles lectures.
From the Readers
Overlooked athletes from a century of SCIAC, and other reactions to Oxy’s plans to revive athletics.
From Larry Caldwell
Celebrating 30 years of lifelong learning via the Pasadena Senior Curriculum.
From the Quad
What Lies Beneath
Whether it’s replacing pipes, roofs, boilers, or cooling systems, there’s nothing sexy about deferred maintenance. But proactive measures now can save a mountain of heartache later.
A Guy, a Guitar, and a Movement
When Guy Carawan ’49 returned to campus in 2003 after more than half a century away, he had changed the world through the power of song. Professor Peter Dreier remembers the folk musician and social activist, who died May 2.
X Markets the Spot
Oxy’s purchase of a retail space in Highland Park creates an opportunity to raise its local visibility.
New books (and documentary) from Oxy alumni and faculty, and honors for Professor Amy Lyford.
A bearded Alec Baldwin wasn’t fooling anyone with his Abraham Lincoln guise, but the Emmy-winning actor scored with students in a surprise classroom visit.
Under the Influence
Are you what you read? Seven Oxy professors, librarian Bob Kieft, and President Veitch share the books that shaped their academic thinking.
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