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Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

Psychology Association to Honor Bob Knight

July 1, 2007

Bob Knight, Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and professor of psychology, will receive the Retirement Research Fund Distinguished Contribution Award in Applied Gerontology from the American Psychology…

New Imaging Clarifies Nutrient Cycle

New Imaging Clarifies Nutrient Cycle

July 1, 2007

USC scientists have applied a nanoscale imaging method to a biological system, helping to clear up an old puzzle of the global carbon and nitrogen cycle. Their study appears today as an advanced online publication of The ISME…

Computing Power Grows at Quake Center

Computing Power Grows at Quake Center

July 1, 2007

Figuring out what the next big quake will do to Los Angeles takes a lot of computing power, and the Southern California Earthquake Center is about to get it in spades. The National Science Foundation has awarded the center…

Gillman Names New Leadership Team

Gillman Names New Leadership Team

July 1, 2007

Dean Gillman was named dean in May by President Steven B. Sample and Provost C.L. Max Nikias. Gillman issued this announcement to faculty and staff Monday, July 2: Over the last month I have received invaluable advice from…

Pioneering Anthropologist was Authority on the Tiv Tribe

Pioneering Anthropologist was Authority on the Tiv Tribe

July 1, 2007

Paul James Bohannan, known as the world’s leading expert on the Tiv of Nigeria, has died. He was 87. An emeritus professor of anthropology at USC College, Bohannan’s rich body of work as a cultural and social…

Grappling With International Relations

Grappling With International Relations

June 1, 2007

In April, 56 students from the USC Teaching International Relations Program (TIRP) woke up early to spend a Saturday leading discussions on Iran and how to build stability in the Middle East. Nearly 200 high school students…

USC Archive Project Gets Getty Grant

USC Archive Project Gets Getty Grant

June 1, 2007

The Getty Foundation has awarded the USC Libraries and the USC College Center for Religion and Civic Culture a grant to host the Switzerland-based Basel Mission Picture Archive. The archive’s 29,000 digitized images…

Joint effort by USC College and Viterbi probes the mystery of toxic algal blooms

Joint effort by USC College and Viterbi probes the mystery of toxic algal blooms

June 1, 2007

Yacht-owners, kayakers, harbor patrolmen and sea lions are seeing a new vessel on the waters of Redondo Beach's King Harbor these days — a miniature sea craft that someday may save the lives of some of those same sea…

Bibliophile Lazar Plans Special Tome

Bibliophile Lazar Plans Special Tome

June 1, 2007

  Scholar Moshe Lazar, who has been described as “a one-man humanities department,” is a bibliophile of epic proportions. Over the decades, he collected rare books from around the world as he traveled and…

USC College Marine Scientist Named Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

June 1, 2007

David Caron, a professor of biological sciences in USC College, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Caron is one of 54 scientists elected to the academy this year. Fellows are chosen…