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USC College’s Michael Arbib, Sarah Bottjer and Myron Goodman share honor from leading scientific society.

USC College’s Michael Arbib, Sarah Bottjer and Myron Goodman share honor from leading scientific society.

December 1, 2008

USC College claims three of the five USC scientists named this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their outstanding contributions in science and engineering. Michael…

Small Gifts, Big Hearts

Small Gifts, Big Hearts

December 1, 2008

It began with a humble request to undergraduates: If you go on vacation and stay at a hotel, please save the free toiletries for our holiday homeless drive. The USC chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta did not expect the…

In Memoriam: C. Sylvester Whitaker

In Memoriam: C. Sylvester Whitaker

December 1, 2008

C. Sylvester Whitaker Jr., professor emeritus of political science and former dean of social sciences in USC College, has passed away. He was 73. He died in Waterville, Maine, on Nov. 29 following a struggle with…

Shedding Light on Coral Reef Health

Shedding Light on Coral Reef Health

December 1, 2008

We’ve all seen the satellite images of Earth at night — the bright blobs and shining webs that tell the story of humanity’s endless sprawl. These pictures no longer are just symbols of human impact.…

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…