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JEP Celebrates 35th Year Serving Students and Community

JEP Celebrates 35th Year Serving Students and Community

March 1, 2007

  Now in its 35th year, the College’s Joint Educational Project (JEP) has changed the lives of thousands of people — student volunteers and those they help. A nationally recognized center for community…

New Institute Created With $6M Gift

New Institute Created With $6M Gift

February 7, 2007

Norman Levan, a Trojan alumnus, professor emeritus and former chief of dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has given $6 million to his alma mater. His contribution – the first major gift supporting…

The Colonial No One Remembers

The Colonial No One Remembers

February 6, 2007

Richard Hakluyt may be the most important figure responsible for the English colonization of North America that you’ve never heard of. Though this contemporary of Shakespeare published even more writings than the Bard…

Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

February 1, 2007

As a child, Macarena Gómez-Barris fled Chile for Northern California with her family, exiles escaping the brutal rule of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. Now, as a faculty member in USC College, Gómez-Barris is plumbing…

Inside the Academics Studio

Inside the Academics Studio

February 1, 2007

To view the Webcast, click here. On Feb. 21, the third installment of the College's "Inside the Academics Studio" series featured Cynthia Herrup, professor of history and law, interviewed by historian Peter Mancall. Herrup…

USC Mock Trial Team Sweeps Regional Competition

USC Mock Trial Team Sweeps Regional Competition

February 1, 2007

Students from USC’s Mock Trial Team recently won first, second, third and fifth places and were named tournament champions at the American Mock Trial Association’s Great Western Regional Tournament held Feb.…

Promising Awards for USC College Earth Scientist and Chemist

Promising Awards for USC College Earth Scientist and Chemist

February 1, 2007

USC College’s Thorsten Becker and Peter Qin each have received an Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award honors academics near the start of their careers.…

Fellow Scientists Salute Susan Forsburg

Fellow Scientists Salute Susan Forsburg

February 1, 2007

Long a de facto role model for women in academia, USC College biologist Susan Forsburg has made it official by becoming a fellow of the Association for Women in Science. Forsburg and nine others were honored Feb. 18 in San…

Gaining a Political Voice Via Religion

Gaining a Political Voice Via Religion

February 1, 2007

When millions moved out of the shadows and marched for immigrant rights last year, the nation was shocked that these people of little means from different countries could organize so effectively. But USC College sociology…

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

February 1, 2007

USC College undergraduates Colin Koproske and Mathew Morgan have a modest goal: They want to change the tenor of American political dialogue. They want to replace polemics and partisanship with rational debate based on solid…