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2005 News Archives

Valedictorian With a Sense of Social Justice

Valedictorian With a Sense of Social Justice

May 1, 2005

USC College’s Katherine Trefz, a double major in history and political science, shines in academics, leadership and service. As the 2005 valedictorian, she will speak at USC’s 122nd commencement ceremony. By…

A Classicist Who Can Build a Computer?

A Classicist Who Can Build a Computer?

May 1, 2005

Salutatorian and Renaissance Scholar Brent Nash studied computer sciences and classics. His next adventure? A job researching artificial intelligence for NASA. By Christine Shade May 2005 Brent R. Nash has been named…

USC College Dedicates New Facility

USC College Dedicates New Facility

April 27, 2005

The Molecular & Computational Biology Building will house researchers working on the front lines of genomics, genetics and molecular evolution. President Sample calls the four-floor structure a ‘gateway of new…

Gladly Will He Teach…and Gladly Learn

Gladly Will He Teach…and Gladly Learn

April 1, 2005

Esteemed Reverend Cecil Murray joins USC By Kaitlin Solimine April 2005 Reverend Cecil “Chip” Murray joined the USC College faculty in January of this year, but that doesn’t stop him from claiming to be a…

USC Undergraduates Show Breadth and Depth of Research

USC Undergraduates Show Breadth and Depth of Research

April 1, 2005

By Eva Emerson April 2005 For the seventh year in a row, USC undergraduates wowed peers, teachers and passers-by with works showcasing imagination, meticulous scholarship and old-fashioned hard work at the 2005 Undergraduate…

College News USC Launches the Armenian Institute

College News USC Launches the Armenian Institute

April 1, 2005

The USC Institute of Armenian Studies—the first academic center of its kind in the U.S.—will promote scholarship and activities in a variety of fields. Concerns of the community will be a top priority. By Eva…

Olah Gets Top Honor from American Chemical Society

Olah Gets Top Honor from American Chemical Society

March 1, 2005

A conversation with Nobel Laureate and 2005 Priestley Medalist George A. Olah By Eva Emerson March 2005 Ten years ago, USC’s Distinguished Professor George A. Olah received the highest honor in science, the Nobel…

Poet Named as Finalist for California Poet Laureate

Poet Named as Finalist for California Poet Laureate

March 1, 2005

Carol Muske-Dukes, professor of English at USC College, was named as one of four finalists to be the 2005 California Poet Laureate. The governor will appoint the poet laureate, who will then serve a two-year term beginning…

Museomorphosis

Museomorphosis

March 1, 2005

New Museum Studies program goes global By Katherine Yungmee Kim March 2005 The gala opening of  “Insatiable Desires,” the capstone Museum Studies exhibition at the Fisher Gallery on March 1, could have been…

Act Locally

Act Locally

March 1, 2005

Art Historian Selma Holo examines the activism of the artists and museums of Oaxaca By Katherine Yungmee Kim March 2005 The state of Oaxaca always had an identity separate from the rest of Mexico’s. Even though it was…