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May 2006 News Archives

  • Message from Joseph Aoun

    May 1, 2006

    Dear Colleague:Six years ago you joined me in imagining a new USC College - a College second to none in the quality of its faculty and the vibrancy of its undergraduate and graduate programs, a College confident in the… more>

    tags: farewell

  • USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

    USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

    May 1, 2006

    Philosophers and lawmakers have long argued about whether killing someone is morally worse than letting a person die.It’s one thing not to save a drowning child. Another to force a child’s head under water. In… more>

    categories: research

    tags: ethics, fellowship, grant

  • Method Man

    Method Man

    May 1, 2006

    Sometimes Jack McArdle can feel like a man in-between. “In a multidisciplinary way, I’m in the middle of many things,” said the USC College psychology professor. “When I’m with the statisticians… more>

    categories: research

    tags: aging, psychology

  • Exploring Khan’s Legacy on Women’s Lives

    May 1, 2006

    Bettine Birge was in the ninth grade when her grandmother asked if any of the grandchildren could accompany her on a trip to Asia.None of the older grandchildren could make it. Bettine, a math whiz who had never traveled,… more>

    tags: fellowship, genghis khan, women's studies

  • Case for Critical Thinking

    Case for Critical Thinking

    May 1, 2006

    Raise your hand if you studied the United States government in high school social studies. OK. How about globalization? No show of hands? Then it’s probably safe to say you learned nothing about Mama Doudou (pronounced… more>

    tags: case teaching, high school

  • For the Next Generation

    For the Next Generation

    May 1, 2006

    On April 20, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun hosted the annual Scholarship Recognition and Academic Energy Award Luncheon at Town and Gown, honoring College students who, through talent and hard work, earned scholarships to… more>

    categories: undergraduate

    tags: award, scholarship, trustee

  • There's Something More About Mary

    There's Something More About Mary

    May 1, 2006

    Religion Professor Ronald Hock opened a coffee table-sized art book to Leonardo da Vinci’s, “The Last Supper.” Hock pointed to the figure at the right hand of Jesus in the 15th century painting, based on… more>

    tags: religion, scholar