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Commencement 2007

Commencement 2007

May 1, 2007

Head of the Class Colin Koproske is a Renaissance man. When he’s not performing with the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra or playing gigs around Los Angeles, he can be found reading up on existential philosophy or working…

2007 USC MPW One-Act Play Festival Award is going, going… Gone…

2007 USC MPW One-Act Play Festival Award is going, going… Gone…

May 1, 2007

In the play, “Gone…,” the character Sarah reminds her protesting mother, a recent stroke victim, why she was moved to an assisted-living facility. Ethel: Why! Why can’t I go to the house? I…

Peers Honor Quake Scientist

Peers Honor Quake Scientist

May 1, 2007

Charles Sammis, professor of earth sciences in USC College, has devoted almost four decades to studying earthquakes. His contributions to the field of geophysical sciences recently led to his being named a Fellow of the…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

May 1, 2007

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is moving forward with its plan to expand beyond the Holocaust and document survivor memories from other acts of genocide and oppression. Calling the move an…

Mentoring: ‘A Practice Framed By Love’

Mentoring: ‘A Practice Framed By Love’

April 1, 2007

As a doctoral student in physics at USC College, Amy Cassidy noticed there are few women graduates in her field. So she and classmate Katie Mussack found a way to mentor young women considering careers in physics. The pair…

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

April 1, 2007

A surreal romp through the Texas countryside has won top honors in the USC Libraries’ third annual Wonderland Award, a competition for creative scholarship based on the work of English logician, mathematician,…

Undergraduates Unveil New Research, Art

Undergraduates Unveil New Research, Art

April 1, 2007

On a windy day untroubled by clouds, more than 100 of USC’s brightest undergraduates took their turn to shine, assembling in the heart of the University Park campus to display their original works of art and…

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

April 1, 2007

Singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage,” Jonathan Shapiro warbled:   “Law and eth-ics, law and eth-ics — they go together like nurture and gen-e-tics.” Shapiro was a…

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

April 1, 2007

Two USC professors have earned Guggenheim Fellowships by focusing on two of the day’s most talked-about topics — evolution and war.fe Mary L. Dudziak of the USC Gould School of Law will use the fellowship to…

Rewarding Innovation in Instruction

Rewarding Innovation in Instruction

April 1, 2007

The winners of the 2007-2008 Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching recently were announced, granting funds to 14 proposals from applicants across the academic spectrum. Nine funded projects are led by faculty with…