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August 2005 News Archives

USC Names First Holder of Erburu Chair

USC Names First Holder of Erburu Chair

August 10, 2005

The newly endowed Robert F. Erburu Chair honors Abraham Lowenthal, founder of the Pacific Council on International Policy. By Kirsten Holguin Abraham F. Lowenthal, USC Professor of International Relations and founder of…

USC College Launches $400 Million Fundraising Initiative

August 1, 2005

Inaugural USC College Dean's Medallions Awarded at the "Tradition & Innovation" Event August 2005 USC President Steven B. Sample, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun and USC trustee Patrick C. Haden formally launched Tradition…

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

August 1, 2005

A neuroscientist, a computational biologist and an organic chemist — all three professors in USC College — have won national and international honors for their outstanding research. University Professor Michael…

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…