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Philip Stephens Named to Royal Society

Philip Stephens Named to Royal Society

June 1, 2008

Philip Stephens, professor of chemistry in USC College, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, the highest distinction a British scientist can receive. The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is the United Kingdom’s…

Armenian Studies Institute Salutes Trustee

Armenian Studies Institute Salutes Trustee

June 1, 2008

At its annual fundraising event, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies recognized philanthropist-entrepreneur and USC trustee Ronald Tutor. Founded in 2005, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies is a multidisciplinary program…

Deep Down, Life Thrives

Deep Down, Life Thrives

May 1, 2008

Once considered a barren plain with an odd hydrothermal vent, the seafloor appears to be teeming with microbial life, according to a paper to be published in Nature. “A 60,000-kilometer seam of basalt is exposed along…

Digging for Peace in the Middle East

Digging for Peace in the Middle East

May 1, 2008

Israelis and Palestinians may not be able to agree right now on their present or future, but if a pair of Los Angeles archaeologists have their way, they soon will see eye to eye on their past. Working tirelessly for the past…

In Memoriam: Dagmar Barnouw, 72

In Memoriam: Dagmar Barnouw, 72

May 1, 2008

Dagmar Barnouw, a pre-eminent scholar of the intellectual and cultural history of modern Germany, has died. She was 72. A professor of German and comparative literature in USC College since 1988, Barnouw suffered a stroke…

International Relations Expert to Direct Public Diplomacy Center

International Relations Expert to Direct Public Diplomacy Center

May 1, 2008

Following a national search, noted diplomat and international relations expert Geoffrey Wiseman has been appointed to serve as director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Housed at the USC Annenberg School for…

Fight On for Darfur

Fight On for Darfur

May 1, 2008

During a recent Darfur awareness event, USC College student Kathy Schmidt turned the tables on speaker Mia Farrow, enlightening the actor-activist about an aspect of the atrocities in Africa. Taking the microphone at Bovard…

Commencement 2008

Commencement 2008

May 1, 2008

Head of the Class Julianne Yulan Gale is living proof that trying to cubbyhole people is a waste of time. She defies categorization. An academic superstar in computer science, she is also an experienced actress. ... For…

Against the Grain

Against the Grain

May 1, 2008

As a graduate student at Stanford University, Ricardo Ramírez was warned against studying California politics. Local politics was passé, he was counseled. He would be better served focusing on Congress or the…

Creating Miracles: Down to a Science

Creating Miracles: Down to a Science

May 1, 2008

The world’s first implantable retinal prosthesis — a wee intraocular camera tinier than a Tic-Tac — has become Noelle Stiles’ dedicated focus. Each day, Stiles is eager to work on developing the device…