|1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
|Oxy Special Collections: Inside the Moore Lab of Zoology Bird Collection
The MLZ was founded at Occidental College in 1950 by Robert T. Moore. Moore was the quintessential adventurer, naturalist, poet, and businessman, in the mold of Teddy Roosevelt who amassed over 50,000 bird specimens from throughout Mexico. The Moore Lab collection of birds and mammals now boasts 62,382 bird and 2,158 mammal specimens, placing it among the world’s largest research natural history collections. Committed to open access of data and specimens to researchers, the lab is visited often by international researchers. Join the MLZ’s staff as they give you a rare insider view of this renowned collection and its scientific importance.
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
|The Liberal Arts Education and Journalism
Join Bill Davis ’80, president of Southern California Public Radio and 2015 Oxy Alumnus of the Year, and Jim Burns, adviser to the award-winning Occidental Weekly for a lively, fun, and interactive discussion. Among the questions to be discussed: How does a liberal arts education prepare students for the competitive world of journalism?