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2006 News Archives

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

October 1, 2006

Those familiar with Ruth “Ruthie” Wilson Gilmore’s work as an anti-prison, -racism, -sexism activist may not be surprised to learn she is the daughter and granddaughter of activists.But there are lesser-know…

A Brief History of Hollywood

A Brief History of Hollywood

October 1, 2006

As Hollywood grapples with the rapidly changing face of media, moviegoers have fragmented into niche audiences, making popular culture harder to gauge, University Professor Leo Braudy said.“Has Hollywood, in a sense…

Genome ID Method Extended to Humans

Genome ID Method Extended to Humans

October 1, 2006

A mathematical discovery has extended the reach of a novel genome mapping method to humans, potentially giving cancer biology a faster and more cost-effective tool than traditional DNA sequencing.A student-led group from the…

The Seeker

The Seeker

October 1, 2006

From legislation for border walls and ID cards in the U.S. to riots in Paris, the subject of immigration recently has stirred much public passion and debate in the Americas and Europe. In contrast, little attention has been…

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

October 1, 2006

Scholar Zhong-Lin Lu, co-director of the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, has been named the William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience in USC College. The chair, which is endowed by the W.M.…

Promoting Peace and Primates

Promoting Peace and Primates

October 1, 2006

The bell Jane Goodall rang was small but reverberated in loud, low-pitched clangs and clanks.It didn’t matter that the sound wasn’t pretty. Patched together from pieces of a bazooka anti-tank rocket launcher used…

Donal Manahan Testifies on Capitol Hill

Donal Manahan Testifies on Capitol Hill

September 29, 2006

Everything cold will be a hot topic next March when the International Polar Year (IPY) begins, Donal Manahan of USC College told a committee of U.S. House representatives. Manahan, an Antarctic biologist with more than two…

Brain’s Action Center Is All Talk

Brain’s Action Center Is All Talk

September 18, 2006

Neuroscience is tackling a problem that obsessed Hamlet: What is the difference in our minds between talk and action? Less than you would expect, an international research group reports in the Sept. 19 issue of Current…

Group Hire Makes Waves on Campus

Group Hire Makes Waves on Campus

September 5, 2006

Universities hire new faculty as openings come up, mostly one at a time and sometimes in multiples, but never before has a university invited candidates to self-organize into a team, choose their own research direction and…

Building People Out of Paper

Building People Out of Paper

September 1, 2006

If you’re looking for Salvador Plascencia, you can find him around page 103 of his debut novel, The People of Paper (McSweeney’s, 2005). It’s there that a character named Smiley pulls at a rough spot in the…