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  • Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

    Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

    February 21, 2006

    A USC expert co-writes a book that combines economic methods with political analysis and reality to study the likelihood of domestic and transnational terrorism. By Elaine Lapriore Can acts of terrorism be predicted? … more>

    categories: research

    tags: professor, terrorism

  • Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

    Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

    February 6, 2006

    Largest twin study ever undertaken confirms highest estimates of genetic risk, says an international team of reseachers led by USC professor Margaret Gatz. By Carl Marziali Alzheimer disease has a genetic cause in up to… more>

    categories: research

    tags: alzheimer's, psychiatry, twin study

  • Celebrating a Dynamic Partnership

    February 1, 2006

    Dinner honors Rabbi Lewis Barth and his amazing accomplishments as dean of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles campus. By Wayne Lewis February 2006 On Feb. 13, Dean Joseph Aoun of the USC… more>

    categories: graduate, research

    tags: huc-jir, jewish

  • Preparing for a Quantum Leap in Computing

    February 1, 2006

    Daniel Lidar foresees a future where scientists put quantum physics to work, and he’s already figuring out ways to keep quantum computing stable and safe. By Tom Siegfried March 2006 Imagine a place where anything… more>

    categories: research

    tags: quantum physics, science

  • But Seriously, Folks . . .

    But Seriously, Folks . . .

    February 1, 2006

    Celebrated humorist Shelley Berman has taught at USC College's Master of Professional Writing program for 22 years. Berman gives his signature lesson at 24th Street Theatre near USC. Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Shelley… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: comedy, lecture, speaker, writing

  • Brushed by the Demon

    Brushed by the Demon

    February 1, 2006

    Alumnus Chris Abani writes of torment and grace By Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Five and a half years ago, Chris Abani was unemployed and playing the saxophone at Santa Monica Pier. Those who tossed coins into his open… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: alumni, book, writing

  • Enormous Changes At the Last Minute

    Enormous Changes At the Last Minute

    February 1, 2006

    Program offers students second chance at medical calling By Eva Emerson February 2006 Within months of earning her B.A. in creative writing from UC San Diego in 2002, Sharon Shapiro had a job in journalism, an apartment… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: medicine, physician

  • Italiano Virtuale

    Italiano Virtuale

    February 1, 2006

    Interactive game provides powerful context for learning By Kirsten Holguin February 2006 Sitting in a small caffeteria in Milan, Italy, the first-year Italian language student finishes her cappuccino. Only when she gets the… more>

    categories: research

    tags: computer game, video game