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June 2007 News Archives

Grappling With International Relations

Grappling With International Relations

June 1, 2007

In April, 56 students from the USC Teaching International Relations Program (TIRP) woke up early to spend a Saturday leading discussions on Iran and how to build stability in the Middle East. Nearly 200 high school students…

USC Archive Project Gets Getty Grant

USC Archive Project Gets Getty Grant

June 1, 2007

The Getty Foundation has awarded the USC Libraries and the USC College Center for Religion and Civic Culture a grant to host the Switzerland-based Basel Mission Picture Archive. The archive’s 29,000 digitized images…

Joint effort by USC College and Viterbi probes the mystery of toxic algal blooms

Joint effort by USC College and Viterbi probes the mystery of toxic algal blooms

June 1, 2007

Yacht-owners, kayakers, harbor patrolmen and sea lions are seeing a new vessel on the waters of Redondo Beach's King Harbor these days — a miniature sea craft that someday may save the lives of some of those same sea…

Bibliophile Lazar Plans Special Tome

Bibliophile Lazar Plans Special Tome

June 1, 2007

  Scholar Moshe Lazar, who has been described as “a one-man humanities department,” is a bibliophile of epic proportions. Over the decades, he collected rare books from around the world as he traveled and…

USC College Marine Scientist Named Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

June 1, 2007

David Caron, a professor of biological sciences in USC College, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Caron is one of 54 scientists elected to the academy this year. Fellows are chosen…

Multimedia Marketing

June 1, 2007

Marianne Wiggins, USC College professor of English, is promoting her latest novel The Shadow Catcher with a two minute video. In the video, Wiggins talks about the novel which includes the life of photographer Edward S. Curtis…

Annoying Species Get New Lease on Life

Annoying Species Get New Lease on Life

June 1, 2007

In a triumph for pests, scientists have figured out how to make the fruit fly live longer. But humans still may get something out of the deal. As reported online last week in Nature Chemical Biology, the discovery that a…

The Winning Pitches

The Winning Pitches

June 1, 2007

Last summer, USC College student Caterina Paun worked in Paris and experienced the summer internship of her dreams. But she had to go outside the College to find it. So Paun proposed creating a global summer internship…

Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained

Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained

June 1, 2007

Catalysts speed up chemical reactions, as in your car’s catalytic converter, and they even double as clichés, as in “catalyst for change,” but how they work remains a mystery. Enzymes —…

Good Taste Is No Accident

Good Taste Is No Accident

June 1, 2007

Want to take away that bitter taste in your mouth? Wish your children could stomach cod liver oil? New USC research unveils the workings of taste cells and suggests a way to make them work for you. A group led by USC College…