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2006 News Archives

A Life in Service

A Life in Service

March 1, 2006

Ambassador Claude Gordon “Tony” Ross, 88 By Wayne Lewis March 2006 Ambassador Claude Gordon “Tony” Ross (B.S., International Relations, ’39), 88, died Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C.   The…

A Boost to a Young Scientist’s Career

A Boost to a Young Scientist’s Career

March 1, 2006

Computational biologist named Sloan Fellow By Eva Emerson March 2006 USC College computational biologist Xianghong Jasmine Zhou has been named a 2006 Sloan Research Fellow. Established in 1955 by the Alfred P. Sloan…

Renowned Scholar Joins USC College

Renowned Scholar Joins USC College

March 1, 2006

Regarded as one of the country’s preeminent scholars in African American history, Robin D.G. Kelley will join the faculty of USC College July 1. He will hold a joint appointment as a professor of history and American…

USC College Dean Joseph Aoun with Dana and David Dornsife.

Brain Gains

March 1, 2006

Only weeks after USC College kicked off its Tradition & Innovation Initiative last fall, USC Trustee David Dornsife and his wife Dana pledged $5 million to establish two new endowed chairs in the College. USC College…

A Golden Opportunity

A Golden Opportunity

March 1, 2006

Ilene and Stanley Gold create fellowship for graduate students to study overseas By Nicole St. Pierre March 2006 Longtime USC supporters Ilene and Stanley Gold have pledged $1 million to establish the Gold Family Fellowship…

Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

February 21, 2006

A USC expert co-writes a book that combines economic methods with political analysis and reality to study the likelihood of domestic and transnational terrorism. By Elaine Lapriore Can acts of terrorism be predicted? …

Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

February 6, 2006

Largest twin study ever undertaken confirms highest estimates of genetic risk, says an international team of reseachers led by USC professor Margaret Gatz. By Carl Marziali Alzheimer disease has a genetic cause in up to…

Celebrating a Dynamic Partnership

February 1, 2006

Dinner honors Rabbi Lewis Barth and his amazing accomplishments as dean of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles campus. By Wayne Lewis February 2006 On Feb. 13, Dean Joseph Aoun of the USC…

Preparing for a Quantum Leap in Computing

February 1, 2006

Daniel Lidar foresees a future where scientists put quantum physics to work, and he’s already figuring out ways to keep quantum computing stable and safe. By Tom Siegfried March 2006 Imagine a place where anything…

But Seriously, Folks . . .

But Seriously, Folks . . .

February 1, 2006

Celebrated humorist Shelley Berman has taught at USC College's Master of Professional Writing program for 22 years. Berman gives his signature lesson at 24th Street Theatre near USC. Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Shelley…