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September 2004 News Archives

New Center Boosts USC Brain Power

New Center Boosts USC Brain Power

September 7, 2004

The USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences celebrated the opening of the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center on Sept. 7. "Thanks to the generous support of the Dornsife family, we expect to see…

Community in Los Angeles?

Community in Los Angeles?

September 1, 2004

USC College Sociologist Paul Lichterman explores American civic lifeBy Kaitlin Solimine September 2004 The widespread belief that increased participation in civic groups will lead to a more democratic and engaged society…

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

September 1, 2004

Campus Memorial Service for Professor Mauricio Mazón To Be Held Sept. 27 By Eva Emerson September 2004 Historian Mauricio Mazón, longtime member of the faculty of the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences…

USC College Hosts Prominent Japanese Ethnomusicologist and Biwa Performer

USC College Hosts Prominent Japanese Ethnomusicologist and Biwa Performer

September 1, 2004

By Kaitlin Solimine September 2004 Music on one of Japan’s oldest instruments — the biwa, a type of lute — will be played and discussed at USC College Sept. 23 & 24 by a preeminent Japanese musicologist…

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

September 1, 2004

Tiny marine bacteria surprise scientists with their importance in global nitrogen cycle By Eva Emerson September 2004 Small, single-celled microbes play a significant role in the natural fertilization of the upper ocean,…

Hardwiring the Nervous System

Hardwiring the Nervous System

September 1, 2004

How developing neurons find their way By Eva EmersonSeptember 2004 Before the brain can produce thought, control limbs or make us flinch in pain, innumerable connections must be built between the more than one hundred billion…