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2005 News Archives

USC College Paleontologist in Scientific American

USC College Paleontologist in Scientific American

August 1, 2005

David Bottjer writes about the discovery of rare fossils in China By Pamela J. Johnson August 2005 They were the width of a few hairs pressed together, but the microscopic fossils discovered in China were enormous in their…

Star Service for Peace

Star Service for Peace

July 1, 2005

Actor and student America Ferrera on volunteering By Pamela J. Johnson July 2005 America Ferrera had been volunteering inside the Norwood Street Elementary School classroom for months before a third-grader timidly approached…

Peace Games

Peace Games

July 1, 2005

USC Joint Education Project Makes a Difference By Pamela J. Johnson July 2005 At the playground at Norwood Street Elementary School, three second-graders begin squabbling, each certain he is the rightful owner of a wildly…

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

July 1, 2005

Historian and cinephile Steven Ross in the classroom By Katherine Yungmee Kim July 2005 “What are you willing to fight for? A roomful of 18-to-20-year-old students are asked to consider this question during this…

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

June 1, 2005

USC College neuroscientist’s studies reveal critical role of “support” cells in brain and nervous system—and provide a reason for hope in the battle against neurological disease and injury. By…

Young Chemist Receives National Honor

Young Chemist Receives National Honor

June 1, 2005

Graduate Student Honored for Her Research By Kaitlin Solimine June 2005 USC College’s Lyudmila Slipchenko, a doctoral student in chemistry, recently received the 2005 Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding…

Global Economy Expert Joins USC

Global Economy Expert Joins USC

May 31, 2005

Geoffrey Garrett, who brings a real-world approach to the subject, will teach a USC College course on international policy in 2006. Geoffrey Garrett, an expert on the global political economy, will join the faculty of the USC…

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

May 5, 2005

The work of USC Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, 75, led to better understanding of quakes, seismic risks and the Earth itself. By Eva Emerson USC College Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, a geophysicist known for his…

Smiles All Around

Smiles All Around

May 1, 2005

USC College students celebrate commencement 2005 The following is a montage of photos taken on May 13 during the festivities of USC College commencement 2005. During the ceremony, commencement speaker Neil Armstrong told the…

South Korean Delegation Visits USC

South Korean Delegation Visits USC

May 1, 2005

On May 23, representatives of South Korea's National Assembly and Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development and the South Korean Educational Development Institute met with USC officials to learn about the…