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2004 News Archives

In Memory of Eugene Gerlitz, 60

October 1, 2004

Longtime USC College staff member helped develop Thematic Option Program By Kaitlin Solimine October 2004 Eugene F. Gerlitz, Jr., a long-time USC College staff member who was also associate dean of business affairs of the…

New Center Boosts USC Brain Power

New Center Boosts USC Brain Power

September 7, 2004

The USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences celebrated the opening of the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center on Sept. 7. "Thanks to the generous support of the Dornsife family, we expect to see…

Community in Los Angeles?

Community in Los Angeles?

September 1, 2004

USC College Sociologist Paul Lichterman explores American civic lifeBy Kaitlin Solimine September 2004 The widespread belief that increased participation in civic groups will lead to a more democratic and engaged society…

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

September 1, 2004

Campus Memorial Service for Professor Mauricio Mazón To Be Held Sept. 27 By Eva Emerson September 2004 Historian Mauricio Mazón, longtime member of the faculty of the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences…

USC College Hosts Prominent Japanese Ethnomusicologist and Biwa Performer

USC College Hosts Prominent Japanese Ethnomusicologist and Biwa Performer

September 1, 2004

By Kaitlin Solimine September 2004 Music on one of Japan’s oldest instruments — the biwa, a type of lute — will be played and discussed at USC College Sept. 23 & 24 by a preeminent Japanese musicologist…

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

September 1, 2004

Tiny marine bacteria surprise scientists with their importance in global nitrogen cycle By Eva Emerson September 2004 Small, single-celled microbes play a significant role in the natural fertilization of the upper ocean,…

Hardwiring the Nervous System

Hardwiring the Nervous System

September 1, 2004

How developing neurons find their way By Eva EmersonSeptember 2004 Before the brain can produce thought, control limbs or make us flinch in pain, innumerable connections must be built between the more than one hundred billion…

From California to Catholicism

From California to Catholicism

August 1, 2004

By Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Kevin Starr is a University Professor in the history department at USC College and the California State Librarian Emeritus. He has written a seven-volume history of California, the…

The Real Trojan Family

The Real Trojan Family

August 1, 2004

Six children who graduated from USC, Parents HonoredBy Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 On August 4, the Mexican American Alumni Association hosted the Perez Family Recognition Luncheon, a heartfelt affair where both Perez…

Resolving Inflammation

Resolving Inflammation

August 1, 2004

Inspired by nature, USC College chemist Nicos Petasis synthesizes compounds that help shed light on inflammation and offer a new approach to halting its damaging effects. By Eva Emerson August 2004 Even the tiniest paper…