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2005 News Archives

USC and Shoah Foundation Team Up

USC and Shoah Foundation Team Up

October 1, 2005

Like many girls her age, Rose Sher grew up watching and rewatching Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park.” But the 21-year-old USC senior no longer believes these timeless feature films…

USC Institute of Armenian Studies Gala Honors Federal Judge

USC Institute of Armenian Studies Gala Honors Federal Judge

October 1, 2005

Event honoring USC alumnus Dickran Tevrizian, the first Armenian-American to serve on the U.S. federal bench, raises close to $1 million By Eva Emerson October 2005 The USC Institute of Armenian Studies hosted a gala…

Liars' Brains Wired Differently

Liars' Brains Wired Differently

September 29, 2005

A USC study of pathological liars shows first evidence of structural differences in the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse. By Usha Sutliff A USC study has found the first proof of structural…

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

September 1, 2005

USC College Professor Kevin Starr's new book, "California, a History," goes on sale Oct. 4. The renowned historian has his own spirited past. By Pamela J. Johnson Sept. 2005 Raised in a Catholic orphanage, Kevin Starr found…

USC Names First Holder of Erburu Chair

USC Names First Holder of Erburu Chair

August 10, 2005

The newly endowed Robert F. Erburu Chair honors Abraham Lowenthal, founder of the Pacific Council on International Policy. By Kirsten Holguin Abraham F. Lowenthal, USC Professor of International Relations and founder of…

USC College Launches $400 Million Fundraising Initiative

August 1, 2005

Inaugural USC College Dean's Medallions Awarded at the "Tradition & Innovation" Event August 2005 USC President Steven B. Sample, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun and USC trustee Patrick C. Haden formally launched Tradition…

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

August 1, 2005

A neuroscientist, a computational biologist and an organic chemist — all three professors in USC College — have won national and international honors for their outstanding research. University Professor Michael…

Sharing Hope for Tsunami Victims

Sharing Hope for Tsunami Victims

August 1, 2005

USC Students Band Together By Pamela J. Johnson August 2005 “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul," Emily Dickinson wrote, "and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all.” At…

USC News USC Expert in Asian Languages Dies

August 1, 2005

Classical violinist and professor emeritus Laurence Thompson, who made a commitment to the study of Chinese religion, was the first director of the USC East Asian Studies Center. Laurence “Larry” G. Thompson, a…

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

August 1, 2005

A USC oceanographer's long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas. By Carl…