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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…

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…