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Meet the Class of 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

December 1, 2008

One student likens conducting scientific research to playing the violin. Another found research inspiration in his adolescent acne. Still another, awed by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and intrigued by the artist’s…

Michael DuHaime, political director for McCain/Palin 2008 (left) and GOP strategist Todd Beyer, president of Beyer Communications, Inc., said creating a distance between McCain and President Bush became an impossible task. Photo credit Molly Sullivan.

Election Reflection

December 1, 2008

Lead managers for President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign said their opponent’s camp erred by not selecting Joe Lieberman as John McCain’s running mate. McCain campaign advisers said Obama’s camp did a…

A World of Learning

A World of Learning

November 1, 2008

The office of the U.S. secretary of state... A cave in southern Belize... A health clinic in central Mexico... This summer, learning at USC College soared beyond the classroom to some surprising places. Undergraduates in…

Deep-Sea Expedition Begins

Deep-Sea Expedition Begins

November 1, 2008

Seldom has one scientist dived so deep to look at something so small. For three weeks this month, USC College’s David Caron will join an expedition to study marine life around deep-sea hydrothermal vents. His specialty:…

Carol Muske-Dukes Appointed California Poet Laureate

Carol Muske-Dukes Appointed California Poet Laureate

November 1, 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Carol Muske-Dukes, professor of English in USC College, as California’s next poet laureate. Muske-Dukes, author of seven books of poetry, four novels and two collections of…

USC College Biologists Awarded $3.2 Million NSF Grant

USC College Biologists Awarded $3.2 Million NSF Grant

November 1, 2008

Scientists and other experts warn that we can expect a global food crisis in approximately 20 years. If we have learned anything from the series of world energy crises since 1973, it is the need to take a proactive approach to…

In Memoriam: James C. Warf

In Memoriam: James C. Warf

November 1, 2008

James C. Warf, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Chemistry, considered a “citizen scientist” because of his work toward world peace, has died. He was 91. Warf, who joined USC College in 1948 and retired…

Translating Research into Action

Translating Research into Action

November 1, 2008

For three decades, Gayla Margolin has painstakingly researched family conflict, producing valuable data that policymakers can use to curtail domestic violence. At this stage in her meritorious career, one might expect…

Breaking the Mold

Breaking the Mold

November 1, 2008

Reading ancient Greek at the Getty Center library, Jody Valentine found an unexpected connection in the work of fifth century B.C. philosopher Parmenides. In his poem, Parmenides travels by chariot “beyond the beaten…

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

November 1, 2008

Focusing almost exclusively on dramatic, episodic events like the Elián González saga and other illegality issues, mainstream media have distorted the story of immigration in America, panelists said during a…