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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

January 1, 2008

She may have grown up in Boring, Ore., but Kathi Inman Berens is anything but. Five years ago, she and Norah Ashe-McNalley, a fellow senior lecturer in the Writing Program at USC College, created AngeLingo, an…

Good Sport

Good Sport

January 1, 2008

Listening to a lecture by Professor Michael Messner, students learn there is more to sports than winning and losing. The playing field also presents an important reflection on society. For more than 20 years, Messner, a…

Middle Ground in the Marine Food Chain

Middle Ground in the Marine Food Chain

January 1, 2008

  Faculty and doctoral students from the USC College’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies are in Antarctica to see if and how small unpalatable algae turn into building blocks for the marine…

A Slam Dunk

A Slam Dunk

January 1, 2008

  Before becoming a major player in the competitive worlds of California real estate and professional sports, Jerry Buss (Ph.D., chemistry, ‘57), chairman and majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, could be…

Damasio and Quick Kick Off First Fridays

Damasio and Quick Kick Off First Fridays

January 1, 2008

  The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s popular First Fridays programs return Jan. 4 with a program on “Conscious Minds and the Minds of Others” that features two USC College…

Challenge Grant Bolsters Two USC College Institutes

Challenge Grant Bolsters Two USC College Institutes

December 1, 2007

  The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $350,000 challenge grant to the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW). The…

USC Francophone Ranks Crème de la Crème

USC Francophone Ranks Crème de la Crème

December 1, 2007

During his visit to USC this week, Pierre Vimont, the French ambassador to the United States, praised the work of USC College’s Francophone Resource Center and announced an increase in its research activities. Calling…

National Academies Visit Iran

National Academies Visit Iran

December 1, 2007

Acting in their role as “advisers to the nation,” the National Academies recently sponsored a low-key but far-reaching visit to Iran by a dozen American scientists. The purpose of the visit was to foster…

Cleaner, Greener Energy

Cleaner, Greener Energy

December 1, 2007

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that it will partner with the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute to develop and commercialize new technology to transform carbon dioxide into clean-burning alternative fuels. USC…

The Age of Aquarius

The Age of Aquarius

December 1, 2007

Percival Everett never set out to tell the tale of a lunatic who repeatedly tortures a man. In Everett’s 20th book, The Water Cure (Graywolf Press, 2007), the narrator is Ishmael Kidder, who binds a man with duct tape,…