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2006 News Archives

For the Next Generation

For the Next Generation

May 1, 2006

On April 20, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun hosted the annual Scholarship Recognition and Academic Energy Award Luncheon at Town and Gown, honoring College students who, through talent and hard work, earned scholarships to…

There's Something More About Mary

There's Something More About Mary

May 1, 2006

Religion Professor Ronald Hock opened a coffee table-sized art book to Leonardo da Vinci’s, “The Last Supper.” Hock pointed to the figure at the right hand of Jesus in the 15th century painting, based on…

Natural Selection at Single Gene Demonstrated

April 24, 2006

Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in USC College, led…

Earning Academic Accolades From France

Earning Academic Accolades From France

April 13, 2006

Joseph Aoun, dean of USC College, has been named a chevalier, or knight, in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Education. Considered one of France’s oldest and most prestigious civic…

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

April 6, 2006

USC College alumna Sandra Tsing Loh is a Los Angeles-based humor writer, performer, musician and radio personality. She has authored several books, including the semi-autobiographical “A Year in Van Nuys.” She…

New Home of Korean Institute Dedicated

New Home of Korean Institute Dedicated

April 3, 2006

Recognized as a symbol of Korean independence, the Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Family House was dedicated March 29 as the campus home of USC College’s Korean Studies Institute. The dedication came more than a century after Dosan…

USC College Dean’s Prize Winners Announced

USC College Dean’s Prize Winners Announced

April 1, 2006

What do students think would make for a better USC College? That’s the question at the heart of the USC College Dean’s Prize for the Enrichment of Student Academic Life. This year’s winning proposals,…

Research — It’s Not Just for Professors Anymore

Research — It’s Not Just for Professors Anymore

April 1, 2006

USC College students show off their research at the 2006 Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. By Wayne Lewis April 2006 USC undergraduates from across the disciplines showed off their academic chops and…

Radicals, Renegades and Rock Stars

Radicals, Renegades and Rock Stars

April 1, 2006

Feminist scholar explores social change, pop culture and music of 1960s and 1970s By Pamela J. Johnson April 2006 Alice Echols disarms her students with her relaxed manner and infectious laugh. The associate professor of…

Memory: The Long and Short

Memory: The Long and Short

March 1, 2006

New book explores memories made, stored and lost By Eva Emerson March 2006 “Memory is the most amazing phenomenon in nature. The fact that we can remember literally billions of bits of information — facts,…