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Going Places

Going Places

August 1, 2008

For the second year in a row, the bar has been raised on the number of Fulbright grants awarded to USC students. A record-breaking 17 USC scholars have been notified that they have won the grants for 2008–09 — the…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

August 1, 2008

USC College's Shoah Foundation Institute, established by Steven Spielberg in 1994 to gather video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, has begun an international search for an executive director to…

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

August 1, 2008

Rob O'Malley sat hunched in the middle of an African jungle made famous by pioneering primatologist Jane Goodall. As he furtively watched the object of his research - a group of chimpanzees - O'Malley heard a cough. O'Malley…

In Memoriam: George N. Boone

In Memoriam: George N. Boone

August 1, 2008

George Nicholas Boone, longtime friend of the university, life trustee, former USC Alumni Association president and leading Southern California philanthropist, died August 12, 2008, at his home in San Marino, Calif. He was…

Celebrating Old Friendships, Forging New Ones

Celebrating Old Friendships, Forging New Ones

August 1, 2008

At the end of a recent luncheon honoring USC College Dean Howard Gillman, leaders from the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) joined Gillman around a table to put pen…

Arieh Warshel. Photo credit Stacey Halper.

Arieh Warshel Elected to Royal Society of Chemistry

August 1, 2008

Arieh Warshel, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Europe's largest organization dedicated to advancing the chemical sciences. Only a few distinguished Americans are…

The Happiness Gap

The Happiness Gap

July 1, 2008

Women end up unhappier than men later in life — even though they start out happier, reveals a new study by USC College alumna Anke Plagnol, a research associate at the University of Cambridge, and Richard Easterlin, USC…

New Unruh Institute Director Appointed

New Unruh Institute Director Appointed

July 1, 2008

Dan Schnur, a veteran of four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns, has been named director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, housed in USC College. Schnur served as the national director of…

Step by Step

Step by Step

July 1, 2008

Pulling on a pair of sweats, Deara “DeDe” Okonkwo pirouetted, rumbaed and tapped into summer. Inside her South Los Angeles dance studio, the image of her petite frame in a cotton-candy-pink sweat suit bounced off…

How to Save the Planet — with Carbon Dioxide

July 1, 2008

Don’t waste your breath — it may be the fuel of the future. At least that’s the scenario examined by a group of scientists at a workshop co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and USC…