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A New Kind of Literacy

A New Kind of Literacy

January 1, 2007

Louis de Berniéres wrote that love is a temporary madness. Elizabeth M. Daley, dean of the School of Cinematic Arts and executive director of the IML, recalled her conversation with filmmaker George Lucas, who…

Technology + Teamwork = New Discoveries

Technology + Teamwork = New Discoveries

January 1, 2007

Inside a darkened lab at University Village, two professors and a group of students huddled around a computer screen depicting the image of a person or deity whose head resembled a fastener doohickey. “There’s the…

T.C. Boyle on America’s Identity Crisis

T.C. Boyle on America’s Identity Crisis

January 1, 2007

It’s easy to see why an author as rare as a red wolf would be fanatical about protecting his uniqueness. Coupled with the fact that he’s also a chronic worrier, it somehow makes sense that T.C. Boyle’s…

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

January 1, 2007

A joint grant-writing initiative of USC's West Semitic Research Project, InscriptiFact, the USC Archaeological Research Collection and the USC Libraries has secured $600,000 in funding from the federal Institute of Museum and…

USC College Discovery Sheds Light on Rare Immune Disease

USC College Discovery Sheds Light on Rare Immune Disease

January 1, 2007

USC College researchers have provided the first 3-D view of a protein from an enzyme family that, through its ability to mutate genes, can both help and hinder human health. Reporting in the Dec. 24 online edition of Nature,…

Here’s Something to Chew On

Here’s Something to Chew On

December 21, 2006

Barry Glassner has added a new word to the old adage, “You are what you eat.” After five years of research into the food consumption habits of our nation, the professor of sociology in USC College said Americans…

Oldest Animal Embryos or Bacteria?

Oldest Animal Embryos or Bacteria?

December 20, 2006

The oldest-known animal eggs and embryos, whose first pictures made the cover of Nature in 1998, were so small they looked like bugs – which, it now appears, they may have been. This week, a study in the same…

Conversation With Timur Kuran

Conversation With Timur Kuran

December 18, 2006

Timur Kuran is a professor of economics and law in USC College and the King Faisal Professor of Islamic Thought and Culture. More than 20 years ago, he wrote an influential paper explaining how the long history of Islam…

Everett Wins PEN Literary Award

Everett Wins PEN Literary Award

December 12, 2006

Percival Everett II, USC College professor of English, has won the PEN USA 2006 Literary Award for his 15th novel, “Wounded,” a tale that tackles racial and sexual intolerance in America. The award is given each…

Running on Microbes

Running on Microbes

December 1, 2006

What’s cleaner than coal, as renewable as solar energy and as ingenious as any of the cutting-edge alternative energy sources now being proposed for cars? The answer is microbe power, and if a USC team’s efforts…