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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

November 1, 2006

Thanks to a nearly $2 million donation from the estate of Diana Chudacoff Levin, USC College’s Unruh Institute of Politics is expanding its internship and scholarship programs. Established in 1989, the Unruh Institute,…

Humanizing Homelessness

Humanizing Homelessness

November 1, 2006

  Rufus Hannah’s once-feral hair has been cut and neatly combed. Clean-shaven, he wears a crisp T-shirt. His rotted teeth have been capped and he flashes a white smile. Employed and sober, he no longer stumbles…

He’s Ready for His Historical Close-up

He’s Ready for His Historical Close-up

November 1, 2006

When The Teaching Company pounded the campus pavement, searching for just the right scholar, they handpicked Peter Mancall, professor of history and anthropology at USC College.Mancall had it all, recruiters determined.…

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

November 1, 2006

An hour into a lecture on notions of the origin of species, historian Philippa Levine instructs her students to take out their clickers. As students retrieve from their bags small, remote control-like devices, the following…

Bringing Religion into International Relations

Bringing Religion into International Relations

November 1, 2006

For the first time, USC College will offer courses designed to teach students to work in a world where religious identity increasingly plays an integral role in shaping global policies.“We’re preparing our future…

Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

November 1, 2006

To view the Webcast, click here. On Nov. 2, world-renowned author T.C. Boyle, Distinguished Professor in USC College's English department, read from his new novel Talk Talk as part of the "Visions and Voices" series.Talk Talk…

One Lecture, To Go Please

One Lecture, To Go Please

November 1, 2006

You see them everywhere at USC. Those trademark white iPod earphones have become as ubiquitous an accessory for students at USC as wearing the cardinal and gold.But don’t assume that every plugged-in Trojan traveling…

Future Fuels Initiative Ramping Up

Future Fuels Initiative Ramping Up

October 30, 2006

The Future Fuels and Energy Initiative is taking concrete steps into its second year with a pilot grant program and a visiting scholar program. Provost C. L. Max Nikias established the initiative last fall. It builds on…

Conversation With Alison Dundes Renteln

Conversation With Alison Dundes Renteln

October 27, 2006

Alison Dundes Renteln, professor of political science and anthropology, is the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, named after the late speaker of the California State Assembly, who was known as “the…

USC Groups Attend Neuroscience Meeting

USC Groups Attend Neuroscience Meeting

October 17, 2006

Highlights from presentations by USC researchers at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting this week and next in Atlanta, Ga. Estrogen Plays Both Sides on Alzheimer’s Hormone replacement therapy can…