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January 2005 News Archives

Fall 2004 Dean's List

January 1, 2005

Congratulations to all students who were named to the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences Dean's List in the  Fall 2004 Semester. View the Fall 2004 Deans List

A Virtual World of Languages

A Virtual World of Languages

January 1, 2005

By Katherine Yungmee Kim, with additional reporting by Eva Emerson January 2005 It’s noontime at The Language Center during Finals Week. Andrew Pick, a USC College junior majoring in East Asian Languages and Culture, is…

USC College Physics Professor Dies

January 1, 2005

John Nodvik was a “Stalwart” of the Physics Department’s Graduate Program By Kaitlin Solimine January 2005 Physicist John Nodvik, longtime member of the faculty of the USC College of Letters, Arts &…

Trojan Family Establishes Endowed Chair in Humanities

Trojan Family Establishes Endowed Chair in Humanities

January 1, 2005

By Katherine Yungmee Kim January 2005 Jim Corfman (B.A., History, 1964) is marveling over the Trojan swimmers at the 2004 Summer Olympics. “Those boys are incredible,” the founding member of the College’s…

Fast Fading Visual Image May Signal Retreating Memory

January 1, 2005

A new study by USC College scientists links a deficit in visual memory to the mild cognitive impairments that may precede Alzheimer’s disease By Eva Emerson January 2005 A simple test of visual short-term memory may…

Creative Minds

Creative Minds

January 1, 2005

Damasios join faculty By Nicole St. Pierre January 2005 When it comes to creativity, USC College has the market cornered. In fall 2005, Antonio and Hanna Damasio, two eminent neuroscientists, will join USC as professors…

Finding a New Religion

Finding a New Religion

January 1, 2005

A College professor and student trace the roots of a global religion from suburban Pomona to the outskirts of Saigon By Eva Emerson January 2005 In many ways, the little known religion of Caodai seems the ultimate product of…

Car Talk

Car Talk

January 1, 2005

By Katherine Yungmee Kim January 2005 If you think your commute is bad, consider Jeff Schwartz’s (B.A., International Relations ’88, M.A. ’91, Ph.D. ’93, Political Science). The President and CEO of…

Dorm Life Goes Global

Dorm Life Goes Global

January 1, 2005

On the third floor of the International Residential College at Parkside, three young women—freshman-year suitemates—are in their rooms, with the doors opened, studying for their finals. At first glance, their suite…

Tuning in to Dyslexia

Tuning in to Dyslexia

January 1, 2005

Scientists suggest new explanation of common reading disability By Eva Emerson January 2005 Most researchers agree that dyslexia stems from an inability to link specific sounds to written letters and words. But any consensus…