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The Seeker

The Seeker

October 1, 2006

From legislation for border walls and ID cards in the U.S. to riots in Paris, the subject of immigration recently has stirred much public passion and debate in the Americas and Europe. In contrast, little attention has been…

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

October 1, 2006

Scholar Zhong-Lin Lu, co-director of the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, has been named the William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience in USC College. The chair, which is endowed by the W.M.…

Promoting Peace and Primates

Promoting Peace and Primates

October 1, 2006

The bell Jane Goodall rang was small but reverberated in loud, low-pitched clangs and clanks.It didn’t matter that the sound wasn’t pretty. Patched together from pieces of a bazooka anti-tank rocket launcher used…

Donal Manahan Testifies on Capitol Hill

Donal Manahan Testifies on Capitol Hill

September 29, 2006

Everything cold will be a hot topic next March when the International Polar Year (IPY) begins, Donal Manahan of USC College told a committee of U.S. House representatives. Manahan, an Antarctic biologist with more than two…

Brain’s Action Center Is All Talk

Brain’s Action Center Is All Talk

September 18, 2006

Neuroscience is tackling a problem that obsessed Hamlet: What is the difference in our minds between talk and action? Less than you would expect, an international research group reports in the Sept. 19 issue of Current…

Group Hire Makes Waves on Campus

Group Hire Makes Waves on Campus

September 5, 2006

Universities hire new faculty as openings come up, mostly one at a time and sometimes in multiples, but never before has a university invited candidates to self-organize into a team, choose their own research direction and…

Building People Out of Paper

Building People Out of Paper

September 1, 2006

If you’re looking for Salvador Plascencia, you can find him around page 103 of his debut novel, The People of Paper (McSweeney’s, 2005). It’s there that a character named Smiley pulls at a rough spot in the…

The Dust of Confusion

The Dust of Confusion

September 1, 2006

For decades, ideologues have vilified the Paris Commune of 1871 as a hotbed of madness, anarchy and confusion. The Communards — who overtook the French government and ruled France for a brief 70 days before dying in a…

Lessons of Hope

Lessons of Hope

September 1, 2006

In fifth grade, Hector Martinez struggled each time his teacher called on him to read aloud. The chubby 9-year-old with a mass of curly black hair stuttered and confused his d’s with his b’s.Roxanne Aga, a…

Eyewitness to War

Eyewitness to War

September 1, 2006

When USC College’s resident expert on Latin America, Carol Wise, was heading to Beirut this summer on a Fulbright award, she had a lot on her mind. There are numerous parallels between developing countries like Lebanon…