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January 2006 News Archives

USC Participates in Chemical First

USC Participates in Chemical First

January 9, 2006

An international team featuring three Trojan representatives observes a reaction in real time from the molecule’s point of view. By Carl Marziali A team from six research institutions in Canada, the United States…

Early Infection Stunts Growth, Lifespan

Early Infection Stunts Growth, Lifespan

January 3, 2006

USC gerontologists Crimmins and Finch offer findings based on health records of 18th- and 19th-century Europeans. By Kirsten Holguin High rates of childhood infection stunt growth and accelerate aging, according to a new…

A Great Filmmaker and a Complex Man

A Great Filmmaker and a Complex Man

January 1, 2006

USC College professors provide perspectives on Elia Kazan, known for more than his critically acclaimed films. The discussion was held at the downtown Los Angeles Public Library. By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 Quick. Elia…

It’s a Contender

It’s a Contender

January 1, 2006

University Professor Leo Braudy’s new book, On the Waterfront, explores the impact of the classic film and the story behind its making. By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 Leo Braudy was a teenager when an unlikely…

‘Genius’ of Memory

‘Genius’ of Memory

January 1, 2006

Alumna Wins MacArthur Award It’s official. As one of the 2005 winners of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, USC College alumna Lu Chen (Ph.D., Neuroscience, ’98) is a “genius.” Chen, a…

Blood, Sweat and Beers — and Math

January 1, 2006

By Eva Emerson January 2006 The device looks like a runner’s digital watch. Black, plastic and oversized, it dominates mathematician Gary Rosen’s wrist. But what Rosen has strapped on is no simple timepiece.…

Predicting the Big One?

Predicting the Big One?

January 1, 2006

SCEC Receives $1.2 million to Study Earthquake Prediction By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 The Southern California Earthquake Center housed at USC College has taken a step closer in gauging when the Big One might strike. …