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USC College Appoints Diversity Director

USC College Appoints Diversity Director

April 1, 2008

  George Sanchez, professor of American studies and ethnicity and of history, has been named USC College’s director of College diversity. Howard Gillman, dean of the College, announced the appointment in an April…

They’re Earning; They’re Learning

They’re Earning; They’re Learning

April 1, 2008

Many students need extra money to pay bills or cover the cost of books and meals. Anita Rai was no exception. When the then-USC College freshman learned she could conduct research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles…

Journalist Wins Top Prize at Play Festival

Journalist Wins Top Prize at Play Festival

April 1, 2008

“Juche Rules,” based on journalist Mark Niu’s surreal state-sponsored bus tour of North Korea, was singled out April 9 as the best play among four finalists at the USC College’s Master of Professional…

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

April 1, 2008

What is this geographical state — and state of mind — called California? There are as many answers as there are Californians. In a panel discussion titled “What Does California Mean?” some of the…

Brighde Mullins to Lead MPW Program

Brighde Mullins to Lead MPW Program

April 1, 2008

Playwright and poet Brighde Mullins has been named director of USC College’s Master of Professional Writing (MPW) Program. Mullins’ appointment, which begins July 1, concludes a yearlong national search. The…

USC College Alumnus Wins Asa V. Call Achievement Award

USC College Alumnus Wins Asa V. Call Achievement Award

April 1, 2008

Before presenting the university’s highest award for alumni achievement, USC President Steven B. Sample surprised an audience of nearly 550 and honored the recipient’s Trojan father. The unprecedented move came…

International Relations Professor Named Carnegie Scholar

International Relations Professor Named Carnegie Scholar

April 1, 2008

The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced April 4 that Laurie Brand, director of the USC School of International Relations, has been named a 2008 Carnegie Scholar. One of only 20 academics to receive the Carnegie award,…

In Memoriam: Herbert E. Alexander

In Memoriam: Herbert E. Alexander

April 1, 2008

Herbert E. Alexander, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at USC, who during his long career was known as the dean of political finance and election reform studies, died of cancer in Rockville, Md., on April…

Unlocking the Maya Code

Unlocking the Maya Code

April 1, 2008

Think of Megan O’Neil’s scholarly work as forensic art history. She’s not looking to solve crimes, although she uncovers plenty of murder and mayhem. She’s looking for something far more universal: how…

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…