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November 2006 News Archives

Poli Sci Major Named Marshall Scholar

Poli Sci Major Named Marshall Scholar

November 22, 2006

This year’s winner of the prestigious accolade awarded to exceptional young Americans will attend Oxford next fall. By Allison Engel Colin Koproske, a multifaceted senior majoring in political science and music…

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

November 20, 2006

An ever-escalating gang problem in the United States has been fought since the 1940s. And if something drastic is not done, the country is condemned to deal with a proliferation of street gangs for decades to come. So…

Kevin Starr Honored by White House

Kevin Starr Honored by White House

November 9, 2006

USC University Professor Kevin Starr was honored today by President George W. Bush with the prestigious 2006 National Humanities Medal in a ceremony at the White House. Considered to be the nation’s leading expert on…

Memory as History

Memory as History

November 1, 2006

Listening to Holocaust survivors talk about miracles. That’s what most surprised and inspired Raheem Parpia about the freshman seminar “Memory and History: Video Testimonies of the Holocaust.” “To be…

Knowledge Crews

Knowledge Crews

November 1, 2006

A team of sophomores and juniors examines ancient artifacts for insight into how the exercise of power has changed since antiquity. Another team analyzes data from rock samples they collected in Yosemite last summer. Yet…

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

November 1, 2006

Thanks to a nearly $2 million donation from the estate of Diana Chudacoff Levin, USC College’s Unruh Institute of Politics is expanding its internship and scholarship programs. Established in 1989, the Unruh Institute,…

Humanizing Homelessness

Humanizing Homelessness

November 1, 2006

  Rufus Hannah’s once-feral hair has been cut and neatly combed. Clean-shaven, he wears a crisp T-shirt. His rotted teeth have been capped and he flashes a white smile. Employed and sober, he no longer stumbles…

He’s Ready for His Historical Close-up

He’s Ready for His Historical Close-up

November 1, 2006

When The Teaching Company pounded the campus pavement, searching for just the right scholar, they handpicked Peter Mancall, professor of history and anthropology at USC College.Mancall had it all, recruiters determined.…

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

November 1, 2006

An hour into a lecture on notions of the origin of species, historian Philippa Levine instructs her students to take out their clickers. As students retrieve from their bags small, remote control-like devices, the following…

Bringing Religion into International Relations

Bringing Religion into International Relations

November 1, 2006

For the first time, USC College will offer courses designed to teach students to work in a world where religious identity increasingly plays an integral role in shaping global policies.“We’re preparing our future…