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Alum Salutes Professor With Scholarship

Alum Salutes Professor With Scholarship

October 17, 2006

When self-described conservative student activist Stephen Lesher arrived on the USC campus in 1992, he was ready to do battle with the liberal professors he thought dominated academia. But for the political science major, a…

Political Scientist Earns Fellowship

Political Scientist Earns Fellowship

October 13, 2006

For her work on how immigrants are changing the face of the religious right, USC College professor Janelle Wong has been named a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow for the 2006-07 academic year. Wong, an associate professor with…

A Place to Commune, A Place to Remember

A Place to Commune, A Place to Remember

October 1, 2006

In the early ’70s, Richard S. Ide and his friends tried to establish a commune in Vermont. It was meant to keep them in contact with each other, and provide a place they could always return with their families. It never…

A Boone for the Environment

A Boone for the Environment

October 1, 2006

Hardhats and shiny shovels notwithstanding, the recent groundbreaking at the Catalina Island campus of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies was not your typical university celebration. The invite advised island…

Into Africa

Into Africa

October 1, 2006

To sit down and speak with USC College doctoral students Yesim Ince and Geert Poppe is to be energized. These international relations scholars are excited to talk about what they did this summer.Their enthusiasm for both the…

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

October 1, 2006

Those familiar with Ruth “Ruthie” Wilson Gilmore’s work as an anti-prison, -racism, -sexism activist may not be surprised to learn she is the daughter and granddaughter of activists.But there are lesser-know…

A Brief History of Hollywood

A Brief History of Hollywood

October 1, 2006

As Hollywood grapples with the rapidly changing face of media, moviegoers have fragmented into niche audiences, making popular culture harder to gauge, University Professor Leo Braudy said.“Has Hollywood, in a sense…

Genome ID Method Extended to Humans

Genome ID Method Extended to Humans

October 1, 2006

A mathematical discovery has extended the reach of a novel genome mapping method to humans, potentially giving cancer biology a faster and more cost-effective tool than traditional DNA sequencing.A student-led group from the…

The Seeker

The Seeker

October 1, 2006

From legislation for border walls and ID cards in the U.S. to riots in Paris, the subject of immigration recently has stirred much public passion and debate in the Americas and Europe. In contrast, little attention has been…

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

October 1, 2006

Scholar Zhong-Lin Lu, co-director of the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, has been named the William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience in USC College. The chair, which is endowed by the W.M.…