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Jump-Starting New Directions in Research

Jump-Starting New Directions in Research

October 1, 2007

Twenty-two teams of USC professors have been awarded 2007 Zumberge interdisciplinary research grants, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research Advancement recently announced. More than half of the winning proposals included…

How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

October 1, 2007

About three years ago, Casey Donovan, professor of kinesiology in USC College, had hit a wall. His groundbreaking research into the body’s physical sensors for hypoglycemia — how the body knows when there is too…

Two College Faculty Join the Provost as New AAAS Fellows

Two College Faculty Join the Provost as New AAAS Fellows

October 1, 2007

USC College is home to two out of five USC scientists named this year as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a recognition of outstanding contributions in science and engineering. Douglas…

The Great Dying Reconsidered

The Great Dying Reconsidered

October 1, 2007

The greatest mass extinction in Earth’s history also may have been one of the slowest, according to a study that casts further doubt on the extinction-by-meteor theory. Creeping environmental stress fueled by volcanic…

God’s Biographer Takes On Islamic Extremism

God’s Biographer Takes On Islamic Extremism

October 1, 2007

Opening a USC conference on religion and international relations, author Jack Miles lamented mass confusion about America’s role in Islamic politics and said that, in fact, for the past four decades American presidents…

Fast-Tracking Lifesaving Discoveries

Fast-Tracking Lifesaving Discoveries

October 1, 2007

Impatience can be a virtue. Just ask USC College alumnus Raymond Stevens (Ph.D., chemistry, ’88). As a young professor at UC Berkeley, Stevens’ frustration with the slow pace of research in his field drove him to…

Innovation & Imagination

October 1, 2007

On Oct. 11 and 12, 2007, USC College presented a program of exhibits and events for Trojan Parents Weekend campus visitors. The videos below feature four discussions highlighting the work of College faculty and staff. Helping…

Building a Legacy

Building a Legacy

October 1, 2007

When Smithsonian magazine editors began combing the nation for a phenomenal historian under age 36, they were told the task would be daunting. “Historians tend not to peak until later in their careers, we were told over…

American Studies and Ethnicity Graduate Earns Dissertation Award

American Studies and Ethnicity Graduate Earns Dissertation Award

October 1, 2007

One of the first graduates of USC College’s new American studies and ethnicity Ph.D. program has received the interdisciplinary field’s highest honor for dissertation excellence. Daniel HoSang’s…

Hanging with the Lemurs

Hanging with the Lemurs

October 1, 2007

Nayuta Yamashita’s office is in the Alan Hancock Foundation Building, right in the heart of USC’s campus. But her lab, in the truest sense, is halfway around the world. In June, the USC College anthropologist had…