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Sharing Hope for Tsunami Victims

Sharing Hope for Tsunami Victims

August 1, 2005

USC Students Band Together By Pamela J. Johnson August 2005 “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul," Emily Dickinson wrote, "and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.” At…

USC News USC Expert in Asian Languages Dies

August 1, 2005

Classical violinist and professor emeritus Laurence Thompson, who made a commitment to the study of Chinese religion, was the first director of the USC East Asian Studies Center. Laurence “Larry” G. Thompson, a…

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

August 1, 2005

A USC oceanographer's long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas. By Carl…

USC College Paleontologist in Scientific American

USC College Paleontologist in Scientific American

August 1, 2005

David Bottjer writes about the discovery of rare fossils in China By Pamela J. Johnson August 2005 They were the width of a few hairs pressed together, but the microscopic fossils discovered in China were enormous in their…

Star Service for Peace

Star Service for Peace

July 1, 2005

Actor and student America Ferrera on volunteering By Pamela J. Johnson July 2005 America Ferrera had been volunteering inside the Norwood Street Elementary School classroom for months before a third-grader timidly approached…

Peace Games

Peace Games

July 1, 2005

USC Joint Education Project Makes a Difference By Pamela J. Johnson July 2005 At the playground at Norwood Street Elementary School, three second-graders begin squabbling, each certain he is the rightful owner of a wildly…

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

July 1, 2005

Historian and cinephile Steven Ross in the classroom By Katherine Yungmee Kim July 2005 “What are you willing to fight for? A roomful of 18-to-20-year-old students are asked to consider this question during this…

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

June 1, 2005

USC College neuroscientist’s studies reveal critical role of “support” cells in brain and nervous system—and provide a reason for hope in the battle against neurological disease and injury. By…

Young Chemist Receives National Honor

Young Chemist Receives National Honor

June 1, 2005

Graduate Student Honored for Her Research By Kaitlin Solimine June 2005 USC College’s Lyudmila Slipchenko, a doctoral student in chemistry, recently received the 2005 Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding…

Global Economy Expert Joins USC

Global Economy Expert Joins USC

May 31, 2005

Geoffrey Garrett, who brings a real-world approach to the subject, will teach a USC College course on international policy in 2006. Geoffrey Garrett, an expert on the global political economy, will join the faculty of the USC…