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December 2007 News Archives

Challenge Grant Bolsters Two USC College Institutes

Challenge Grant Bolsters Two USC College Institutes

December 1, 2007

  The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $350,000 challenge grant to the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW). The…

USC Francophone Ranks Crème de la Crème

USC Francophone Ranks Crème de la Crème

December 1, 2007

During his visit to USC this week, Pierre Vimont, the French ambassador to the United States, praised the work of USC College’s Francophone Resource Center and announced an increase in its research activities. Calling…

National Academies Visit Iran

National Academies Visit Iran

December 1, 2007

Acting in their role as “advisers to the nation,” the National Academies recently sponsored a low-key but far-reaching visit to Iran by a dozen American scientists. The purpose of the visit was to foster…

Cleaner, Greener Energy

Cleaner, Greener Energy

December 1, 2007

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that it will partner with the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute to develop and commercialize new technology to transform carbon dioxide into clean-burning alternative fuels. USC…

The Age of Aquarius

The Age of Aquarius

December 1, 2007

Percival Everett never set out to tell the tale of a lunatic who repeatedly tortures a man. In Everett’s 20th book, The Water Cure (Graywolf Press, 2007), the narrator is Ishmael Kidder, who binds a man with duct tape,…

Bringing Out the Best

Bringing Out the Best

December 1, 2007

During an annual holiday celebration, USC College presented its highest faculty honor — the Albert S. Raubenheimer Award — to four professors and saluted other top achievers of 2007. The Dec. 4 ceremony at the…

Skills for Life

Skills for Life

December 1, 2007

What do a psychologist in the Pacific Northwest, a human resources executive in L.A. and a promotions supervisor for a wine retailer in New York City have in common? They’re all Trojans who participated in the…