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  • The Meaning of Freedom

    The Meaning of Freedom

    November 1, 2007

    When it comes to freedom in America, there’s no single lasting definition, according to world-renowned historian Eric Foner. Although it’s a concept central to the nation’s history and identity, its meaning… more>

    tags: american liberty, lecture

  • To Tell the Truth

    To Tell the Truth

    November 1, 2007

      In the end, if a work of nonfiction is well written and well executed, does it really matter if it is factually true? According to novelist John Rechy, no. After all, the writer — in fact all artists and the… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: master, symposium, writing program

  • The Eyes Have It

    The Eyes Have It

    November 1, 2007

    An interdisciplinary team of biomedical researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, USC College and the Keck School of Medicine of USC has received a $6 million Bioengineering Research Partnership grant from the… more>

    tags: eyes, vision, visual aids

  • Engaging Ritual

    Engaging Ritual

    November 1, 2007

    On the 13th day of every month, at around 10:30 a.m., the Virgin Mary appears in the Mojave Desert. Invariably, the sun shines bright, and always, Maria Paula Acuña is there to see the image in the sky. A crowd gathers… more>

    tags: practice, religion

  • Jump-Starting New Directions in Research

    Jump-Starting New Directions in Research

    October 1, 2007

    Twenty-two teams of USC professors have been awarded 2007 Zumberge interdisciplinary research grants, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research Advancement recently announced. More than half of the winning proposals included… more>

    tags: grants, provost, zumberge

  • How Sweet It Is

    How Sweet It Is

    October 1, 2007

    About three years ago, Casey Donovan, professor of kinesiology in USC College, had hit a wall. His groundbreaking research into the body’s physical sensors for hypoglycemia — how the body knows when there is too… more>

    tags: blood sugar, neuroscience

  • Two College Faculty Join the Provost as New AAAS Fellows

    Two College Faculty Join the Provost as New AAAS Fellows

    October 1, 2007

    USC College is home to two out of five USC scientists named this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a recognition of outstanding contributions in science and engineering. Douglas… more>

    tags: aaas, fellowship, maring biology

  • The Great Dying Reconsidered

    The Great Dying Reconsidered

    October 1, 2007

    The greatest mass extinction in Earth’s history also may have been one of the slowest, according to a study that casts further doubt on the extinction-by-meteor theory. Creeping environmental stress fueled by volcanic… more>

    tags: extinction, geology

  • God’s Biographer Takes On Islamic Extremism

    God’s Biographer Takes On Islamic Extremism

    October 1, 2007

    Opening a USC conference on religion and international relations, author Jack Miles lamented mass confusion about America’s role in Islamic politics and said that, in fact, for the past four decades American presidents… more>

    tags: international relations, islam, religion

  • Fast-Tracking Lifesaving Discoveries

    Fast-Tracking Lifesaving Discoveries

    October 1, 2007

    Impatience can be a virtue. Just ask USC College alumnus Raymond Stevens (Ph.D., chemistry, ’88). As a young professor at UC Berkeley, Stevens’ frustration with the slow pace of research in his field drove him to… more>

    tags: biology, proteins