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2005 News Archives

Reflecting on Disaster

Reflecting on Disaster

November 1, 2005

USC professors explore the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in wide-ranging teach-in. By Pamela J. Johnson November 2005 During a teach-in entitled, “Learning from Katrina,” seven USC professors analyzed the…

College Honors Society Launched

College Honors Society Launched

November 1, 2005

New program to strengthen recruitment efforts, academic excellence and student scholarship By Eva Emerson November 2005 At a launch party held Oct. 27, USC College leaders announced the establishment of the College Honors…

USC Chemists Named AAAS Fellows

USC Chemists Named AAAS Fellows

October 28, 2005

Charles McKenna and G.K. Surya Prakash will be honored for advancing socially distinguished applications by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. By Carl Marziali Two chemistry professors in the USC…

USC Neuroscientist Earns Asturias Award

USC Neuroscientist Earns Asturias Award

October 21, 2005

Antonio Damasio is the sole winner in the scientific category. The jury says his contributions have reshaped an understanding of emotions, language and decision-making. By Carl Marziali Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio,…

USC Professors Share Water Quality Prize

USC Professors Share Water Quality Prize

October 20, 2005

Engineer Joe Devinny and political scientist Sheldon Kamieniecki team up on a solution to the clean-up of Southern California’s stormwater. By Eric Mankin A report on preventing ocean pollution authored by USC and…

Sprawled Across the ‘Land of Sunshine’

Sprawled Across the ‘Land of Sunshine’

October 19, 2005

A new collection of essays from two USC scholars examines the environmental history of metropolitan Los Angeles. The authors hope it will spark activism in local planning. By Pamela J. Johnson During the 19th century,…

College Dean Appoints New Leaders

College Dean Appoints New Leaders

October 17, 2005

Following an extensive search by the Deans Committee, the scholars are selected for their leadership, energy, creativity and commitment. USC College Dean Joseph Aoun has appointed his new administration, and in an innovative…

Conference Reviews Latino Press

Conference Reviews Latino Press

October 14, 2005

Southern California's first Latino newspaper, a defender of human rights founded in 1855, will be chronicled at a Huntington Library gathering. The activism and advocacy of El Clamor Público, Southern…

Unruh Institute Names New Director

Unruh Institute Names New Director

October 7, 2005

Alison Dundes Renteln, an expert on human rights and American politics, has been named director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. The institute — named after a man whose four-decade political…

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

October 6, 2005

More than compassion is required when it comes to the effectiveness of faith-based efforts with those in need, says a USC College sociology professor. By Usha Sutliff Faith-based efforts to help people in need will not…