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The Heart and Soul of Medicine

The Heart and Soul of Medicine

July 1, 2006

Fabric-shop seamstress Maricela Parra developed throbbing neck pains working long hours hunched over a sewing machine. When she tried to tell her doctor about it, she hit a barrier. “Tengo mucho dolor,” Parra, 33,…

Painting Words on a Canvas

Painting Words on a Canvas

July 1, 2006

It was a morning graced with that October light that loves proximity to water, and the high sky over the Tennessee bounced the river’s shimmer back through every cranny in the city. So writes Professor Marianne Wiggins…

Heirs to Wisdom

Heirs to Wisdom

July 1, 2006

This June USC College launched a new program dedicated to passing on knowledge from senior African-American church leaders to the next generation of Los Angeles clergy and congregational leaders.Passing the Mantle, supported…

Young Men, Big Dreams

Young Men, Big Dreams

July 1, 2006

Although standing in front of a chalkboard, former National Football League player Reggie Grant sounded as if posed in front of a scoreboard, issuing a command on a playing field. “To make it into the NFL, you have to…

USC College Taps Literary Scholar for Post

USC College Taps Literary Scholar for Post

July 1, 2006

Hilary M. Schor, professor of English in USC College, has been appointed dean of undergraduate programs, effective July 1.Schor replaces Peter Starr, professor of French and comparative literature, who has assumed the post of…

Thompson to Join National Science Board

Thompson to Join National Science Board

June 22, 2006

President George W. Bush has nominated prominent USC neuroscientist Richard Thompson to the National Science Board. The 24-member board may be the most influential science policy group in the country, directing the National…

Hair-Raising Thoughts on Cultural Coifs

Hair-Raising Thoughts on Cultural Coifs

June 19, 2006

Is Oprah Winfrey’s hair real? That question is at the heart of “From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women’s Hair Care,” (Oxford University Press, 2006) a new…

Bridging the Achievement Gap

Bridging the Achievement Gap

June 1, 2006

Even over a sometimes-shaky cellular connection from Boston to Los Angeles, the smile in Cecilia Mo’s voice was crystal clear. Mo (B.A., mathematics and interdisciplinary studies, ’02) was talking about her two…

Helping Teens in Turn-Around

Helping Teens in Turn-Around

June 1, 2006

Arms crossed and looking contemplative, Mariela Membreno recalled the day police arrived at her high school and hauled her off to jail. “I was walking in the hall and the cops came up to me,” said the 17-year-old…

Dean of USC College Announced

Dean of USC College Announced

June 1, 2006

On June 20, USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias announced that Peter Starr, professor of French and comparative literature, has been appointed dean of USC College on an interim basis, effective July 1. Starr, who has served as dean…