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2004 News Archives

Better Writers (Not Just Better Papers)

Better Writers (Not Just Better Papers)

August 1, 2004

Students embrace college writing program By Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Norah Ashe-Mc Nalley’s writing students are scientists. Some are premed, some are dental hygienists and others are majoring in such fields…

A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

August 1, 2004

College Alum Gives $500,000 for International StudyBy Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Fifteen years ago, Helen Graffen Donegan (B.A., ’49) was shopping in Shanghai when a young student approached her, wanting to…

Charting 'The Rise of Los Angeles'

Charting 'The Rise of Los Angeles'

July 22, 2004

In his new book, USC historian William Deverell examines L.A.’s troubled relationship to — and denial of — its Mexican roots. by Gilien Silsby Los Angeles has long been touted as a cultural crossroads,…

Quick on the Uptake

Quick on the Uptake

July 1, 2004

By Eva EmersonJuly 2004 From his style (he prefers black) to his choice of jewelry (a small metal stud pierces his left eyebrow) and his preferred method of transportation (a 24-speed bicycle), USC College neurobiologist…

Major: Undecided

Major: Undecided

July 1, 2004

USC College’s learning communities give undecided students an academic home By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 It’s like academic limbo.Undecided. Undeclared. These words may strike fear in traditional academics, but…

The Carbon Atom Does What?

The Carbon Atom Does What?

July 1, 2004

Supplemental instruction program offers peer tutoring By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 Going from high school classes to college lectures is a scary transition for most. For Tania Mitsinikos, a Pre-Med USC College sophomore…

Giving Back… and Then Again

Giving Back… and Then Again

July 1, 2004

By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 “It’s come full circle,” says USC College alumna Elda Pech as she sits in her office at L.A. Unified School District’s Magnolia Elementary School where she is a data coach…

Anthropological Entrepreneurship?

Anthropological Entrepreneurship?

July 1, 2004

USC College students choose unconventional career paths By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 With the help of advising offices on campus, USC College students are becoming more creative in the ways in which they translate study into…

Salvatori Scholarships Reward Volunteerism

Salvatori Scholarships Reward Volunteerism

July 1, 2004

By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 Industrialist and long-time USC trustee Henry Salvatori deeply believed that service is each individual citizen’s responsibility. It was upon this idealistic bedrock that he established the…

In Memory of William E. Trusten, 51

In Memory of William E. Trusten, 51

July 1, 2004

Longtime USC College staffer honored with establishment of Trusten Student AwardJuly 2004 William E. Trusten, a long-time staff member in the USC College biological sciences department and a 1978 alumnus of USC Thornton School…