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Not a Magic Bullet, But a Magic Shield

March 1, 2008

  Fasting for two days protects healthy cells against chemotherapy, according to a study appearing online the week of March 31 in PNAS Early Edition. Mice given a high dose of chemotherapy after fasting continued to…

USC College Institutes Sponsor Tolerance Conference

USC College Institutes Sponsor Tolerance Conference

March 1, 2008

  The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (SFI) are co-sponsoring a conference, “Religious Tolerance and Intolerance from the…

Channeling Raymond Chandler

Channeling Raymond Chandler

March 1, 2008

In her new book, author Judith Freeman imagines herself slipping into the living room of her protagonists Raymond and Cissy Chandler. “I could close my eyes and be with them,” Freeman writes in The Long Embrace:…

Swell Science

Swell Science

March 1, 2008

Scientists at USC and Harvard Medical School have developed new anti-inflammatory agents designed to avoid the side effects that caused the withdrawal of Vioxx and related drugs from the market. The researchers, led by USC…

Boone Center Dedicated on Catalina Island

Boone Center Dedicated on Catalina Island

March 1, 2008

  Nearly 300 Trojan Family members and friends boarded a chartered vessel to attend the dedication of the George and MaryLou Boone Center for Science and Environmental Leadership, a complex of houses on a hillside…

Drilling For Answers

Drilling For Answers

March 1, 2008

  This time next year, Katrina Edwards expects to be aboard the German research vessel for deep-sea coring, R/V Merian, cruising above the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Edwards, an associate…

The Pentecostal Phenomenon

March 1, 2008

  As Europeans and Americans slowly turn away from mainline churches, Pentecostalism is winning the souls of those in developing nations. It’s a worldwide phenomenon that Donald Miller, Leonard K. Firestone…

Lowenthal Appointed as Brookings Senior Fellow

Lowenthal Appointed as Brookings Senior Fellow

March 1, 2008

Abraham Lowenthal, holder of the Robert F. Erburu Chair in Ethics, Globalization and Development in USC College, was recently named a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, one of the nation’s foremost …

A Parisian Slice of Life in L.A.

A Parisian Slice of Life in L.A.

February 1, 2008

Starting in March, rarely seen images of the City of Light come to the City of Angels thanks to a partnership of the USC Francophone Resource Center, the Los Angeles Public Library, Otis College of Art and Design and…

Donal Manahan Appointed Wrigley Director

Donal Manahan Appointed Wrigley Director

February 1, 2008

Donal Manahan, professor of biological sciences in USC College, has been appointed director of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. In an announcement Feb. 25, USC College Dean Howard Gillman named Manahan to…