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Why Do the Young Become Homicidal?

Why Do the Young Become Homicidal?

March 7, 2007

Blaming violent video games for violent kids is nothing new. In 1999, the culprit was the first-person shooter game Doom and the tragedy was Columbine. But holding video games responsible for violent youth ignores the fact…

When Cultures — and Opinions — Clash

When Cultures — and Opinions — Clash

March 1, 2007

During a panel discussion about Hollywood’s political and ethical stance in the run up to World War II, the speakers were asked whether major studios could have done more to warn the nation about Hitler and Nazi…

Women in Physics Find Common Ground

Women in Physics Find Common Ground

March 1, 2007

Young female scientists from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom gathered at USC earlier this year for the second annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Following the success of last year’s…

New Mathematical Model to Add Rigor to Studies of Disease Genetics and Evolution

New Mathematical Model to Add Rigor to Studies of Disease Genetics and Evolution

March 1, 2007

USC College computational biologist Peter Calabrese has developed a new model to simulate the evolution of so-called recombination hotspots in the genome. Published this month in the online edition of the Proceedings of the…

Cox Calls for Transparency in Corporate Filings

Cox Calls for Transparency in Corporate Filings

March 1, 2007

Does an “80-page doorstop” filled with nearly impenetrable legalese and leaden gobbledygook count as adequate disclosure of corporate financial information to investors? It doesn’t to College alumnus…

Moral Judgment Fails Without Feelings

Moral Judgment Fails Without Feelings

March 1, 2007

Consider the following scenario: A runaway train car is heading for several workers, who will die if nothing is done. You are on a footbridge over the tracks, next to a large stranger whose weight could stop the train car…

A Community Celebrates A Hero

A Community Celebrates A Hero

March 1, 2007

When the Southern California Armenian-American community gathered Sunday (March 4) to celebrate the second anniversary of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies and honor a former ambassador to Armenia, generosity was…

Princeton Scholar Defends Museums, Says Art Is Cosmopolitan Not Tied to Place of Origin

Princeton Scholar Defends Museums, Says Art Is Cosmopolitan Not Tied to Place of Origin

March 1, 2007

In the wake of the lawsuit surrounding the Getty’s alleged purchase of stolen Italian antiquities, what better place than the Getty Villa to hear a lecture defending American and European museums’ ownership of…

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…