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  • The Naked City Through the Camera’s Eye

    The Naked City Through the Camera’s Eye

    July 1, 2008

    Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, was the proto-paparazzo, introducing wartime America to the pleasures of gawking at crime scenes and misbehaving rich people. The first photojournalist to be granted permission to carry… more>

    tags: book, manhattan, photography

  • Economists and Theologians Tackle Poverty

    Economists and Theologians Tackle Poverty

    July 1, 2008

    In a major shift in Catholic social thought, Pope John Paul II argued that the creation of wealth in a market-driven economy — or capitalism — could under certain conditions promote the common good for all of… more>

    tags: catholic studies, conference, wealth

  • Cinematic Simians on a Space Safari

    July 1, 2008

    When Kirk DeMicco, a former Thematic Option student who majored in economics and political science, read the book The Right Stuff, a comment by test pilot Chuck Yeager stuck in his mind. Yeager, talking about the simians used… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: movie, space chimps

  • What Makes Life Go in the Tropics?

    What Makes Life Go in the Tropics?

    July 1, 2008

    What causes tropical life to thrive: temperature or sunlight? The answer is not necessarily “both.” According to a study published online in PNAS Early Edition, the explosion of species at the tropics has much… more>

    tags: biology, tropical life

  • In Memoriam: Katherine B. Loker, 92

    In Memoriam: Katherine B. Loker, 92

    June 1, 2008

    Philanthropist Katherine Bogdanovich Loker, one of USC’s most generous benefactors, has died. She was 92.She died June 26 at her home in Oceanside, Calif., after suffering a stroke on June 21.  Loker, a USC trustee… more>

    tags: loker, obituary, philanthropist

  • Seeing Straight

    Seeing Straight

    June 1, 2008

    Evidence from laboratory studies and a pilot clinical trial confirms the promise of a simple treatment for amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” according to researchers from the United States and China. The treatment —… more>

    tags: lazy eye, treatment, vision

  • More in Common Than You Think

    More in Common Than You Think

    June 1, 2008

    Did dolphins and apes develop complex societies because they have big brains or did they develop big brains because of their complex societies? “The answer might inform us about ourselves,” said Craig Stanford, a… more>

    tags: apes and dolphins, book

  • We Have the Technology

    We Have the Technology

    June 1, 2008

    Chi Mak, professor of chemistry in USC College, and John Walsh, associate professor in the USC Davis School of Gerontology, were awarded the Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology at the Teaching With Technology… more>

    tags: awards, professor

  • Can Shared Beliefs Clash With Values?

    Can Shared Beliefs Clash With Values?

    June 1, 2008

    The values that most people grow up with and are instilled by the faith they follow — helping the poor, feeding the hungry, loving your neighbor — do not always unite religious groups attempting to tackle community… more>

    tags: religion, sociology

  • A Poetic Finale

    A Poetic Finale

    June 1, 2008

    In a poem, Russian writer Boris Pasternak conveyed his unjustified persecution following his Nobel Prize in Literature. Am I a gangster or murderer? Of what crime do I stand Condemned? I made the whole world weep At the… more>

    tags: modern russian, nobel prize