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September 2008 News Archives

Matrimony and the Healthy Heart

Matrimony and the Healthy Heart

September 1, 2008

“Type A” men, if married, appear to be less at risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study by USC College psychologist Biing-Jiun Shen. Previous studies have shown that angry, hostile or type-A…

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

September 1, 2008

Faculty from the USC College Writing Program have developed a Web page harnessing new online tools to teach one of the oldest rhetorical techniques. The page contains widgets, or portable Web applications, that teach an…

On Common Ground

On Common Ground

September 1, 2008

Emphasizing the importance of USC College faculty coming together as a community, Dean Howard Gillman has announced the creation of The College Commons. Driven by faculty, The College Commons will provide opportunities for…

In Memoriam: Kazumi Maki, 72

In Memoriam: Kazumi Maki, 72

September 1, 2008

Kazumi Maki, world-renowned physicist in the field of superconductivity, has died. He was 72. Maki was among an elite group of Japanese physicists who during the 20th century fostered the development of physics as a science.…

Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009

Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009

September 1, 2008

USC College chemist Nicos Petasis, an authority on organic synthesis and drug discovery, including the anti-inflammatory compounds known as lipoxins and beneficial substances such as omega-3 fatty acids, has received the…

USC College’s Shelley Berman Earns Emmy Nod

USC College’s Shelley Berman Earns Emmy Nod

September 1, 2008

The morning the nominations were announced, a Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star called Shelley Berman to congratulate him on his Emmy nod. “What Emmy?” Berman barked into the phone at Jeff Garlin. “What?”…

USC College Welcomes New Faculty Members

USC College Welcomes New Faculty Members

September 1, 2008

  Jody Agius VallejoAssistant Professor of SociologyPh.D., Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 2008 Jody Agius Vallejo specializes in immigration, race/ethnicity and the Mexican-origin population. Her current…

USC College’s Ruth Wilson Gilmore Receives Prestigious Book Award

USC College’s Ruth Wilson Gilmore Receives Prestigious Book Award

September 1, 2008

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, associate professor of American studies and ethnicity and of geography in USC College, has been awarded the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for the best first book in American studies that…