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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…

Poetry Takes Center Stage

Poetry Takes Center Stage

February 1, 2008

After her 55-year-old husband died of a heart attack, Carol Muske-Dukes brought some of his ashes to New York City. Muske-Dukes wanted her beloved to spend eternity the same place he began his acting career — on a…

The Power of Redemption

The Power of Redemption

February 1, 2008

In a world where self-reliance is both respected and revered, Anthony Kemp believes in the need to remain open to things “that can revolutionize the way you think.” Kemp, associate professor of English in USC…

Preserving Memories of Genocide in Rwanda

Preserving Memories of Genocide in Rwanda

February 1, 2008

In a pathbreaking new partnership to record the testimonies of genocide survivors, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is joining with IBUKA, the umbrella organization representing survivors…

Courting Disaster

Courting Disaster

February 1, 2008

From mudslides to fires to earthquakes, Los Angeles has long cornered the market on disasters. “You shove nature around enough and nature will slap back, ever diligently and fiercely,” said William Deverell,…

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

February 1, 2008

Although in 1985 he insisted to the Los Angeles Times that he was “not a do-gooder at heart,” Jack Skirball gave away millions in support of honorable causes. Now you can count USC College’s Joint…

Ethics and the Environment

Ethics and the Environment

February 1, 2008

Philosopher and environmental expert Dale Jamieson brought with him a serious message about global warming during his recent visit to USC. Early in his appearance on campus, Jamieson declared that “the window for action…

A Chilling Sensation

A Chilling Sensation

February 1, 2008

  For the first time, neuroscientists have visualized cold fibers — strands reaching from sensory neurons near the spinal cord to nerve endings in the skin tuned to sense different types of cold. The study and…

Worrying May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Worrying May Be Hazardous to Your Health

January 1, 2008

Longstanding anxiety markedly increases the risk of heart attack, even when other common risk factors are taken into account, according to Biing-Jiun Shen, assistant professor of psychology in USC College. “Older men…

Three USC College Faculty Appointed University, Distinguished Professors

Three USC College Faculty Appointed University, Distinguished Professors

January 1, 2008

USC President Steven B. Sample has appointed neuroscientist Richard Thompson, a leading authority on learning and memory, and holder of the William M. Keck Chair in Biological Sciences in USC College, as University…