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Message from Joseph Aoun

May 1, 2006

Dear Colleague:Six years ago you joined me in imagining a new USC College - a College second to none in the quality of its faculty and the vibrancy of its undergraduate and graduate programs, a College confident in the…

USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

May 1, 2006

Philosophers and lawmakers have long argued about whether killing someone is morally worse than letting a person die.It’s one thing not to save a drowning child. Another to force a child’s head under water. In…

Method Man

Method Man

May 1, 2006

Sometimes Jack McArdle can feel like a man in-between. “In a multidisciplinary way, I’m in the middle of many things,” said the USC College psychology professor. “When I’m with the statisticians…

Exploring Khan’s Legacy on Women’s Lives

May 1, 2006

Bettine Birge was in the ninth grade when her grandmother asked if any of the grandchildren could accompany her on a trip to Asia.None of the older grandchildren could make it. Bettine, a math whiz who had never traveled,…

Case for Critical Thinking

Case for Critical Thinking

May 1, 2006

Raise your hand if you studied the United States government in high school social studies. OK. How about globalization? No show of hands? Then it’s probably safe to say you learned nothing about Mama Doudou (pronounced…

For the Next Generation

For the Next Generation

May 1, 2006

On April 20, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun hosted the annual Scholarship Recognition and Academic Energy Award Luncheon at Town and Gown, honoring College students who, through talent and hard work, earned scholarships to…

There's Something More About Mary

There's Something More About Mary

May 1, 2006

Religion Professor Ronald Hock opened a coffee table-sized art book to Leonardo da Vinci’s, “The Last Supper.” Hock pointed to the figure at the right hand of Jesus in the 15th century painting, based on…

Natural Selection at Single Gene Demonstrated

April 24, 2006

Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in USC College, led…

Earning Academic Accolades From France

Earning Academic Accolades From France

April 13, 2006

Joseph Aoun, dean of USC College, has been named a chevalier, or knight, in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Education. Considered one of France’s oldest and most prestigious civic…

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

April 6, 2006

USC College alumna Sandra Tsing Loh is a Los Angeles-based humor writer, performer, musician and radio personality. She has authored several books, including the semi-autobiographical “A Year in Van Nuys.” She…