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2006 News Archives

The Dust of Confusion

The Dust of Confusion

September 1, 2006

For decades, ideologues have vilified the Paris Commune of 1871 as a hotbed of madness, anarchy and confusion. The Communards — who overtook the French government and ruled France for a brief 70 days before dying in a…

Lessons of Hope

Lessons of Hope

September 1, 2006

In fifth grade, Hector Martinez struggled each time his teacher called on him to read aloud. The chubby 9-year-old with a mass of curly black hair stuttered and confused his d’s with his b’s.Roxanne Aga, a…

Eyewitness to War

Eyewitness to War

September 1, 2006

When USC College’s resident expert on Latin America, Carol Wise, was heading to Beirut this summer on a Fulbright award, she had a lot on her mind. There are numerous parallels between developing countries like Lebanon…

Legal Leanings

Legal Leanings

September 1, 2006

Inside Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr.’s chambers, a single brick from the oldest public high school in Southern California held down papers on his desk. Rescued after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake from the rubble that…

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

September 1, 2006

John Horn, psychology professor in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, passed away on Aug. 18, 2006. He was 77.Horn was best known for his groundbreaking work in the field of psychometrics, the measurement of…

Out of the White, Into the Black

Out of the White, Into the Black

September 1, 2006

Janet Fitch weaves metaphor into her storytelling like Vincent van Gogh fuses bold, swirling brushstrokes into his oil painting. “Metaphorical writing, to me, tells you more about both the phenomenon you are observing…

Bringing Up (Cyber)Baby

Bringing Up (Cyber)Baby

September 1, 2006

Meet Joseph. He turned 18 this summer. In the fall, this honor student will be attending a very selective university on a baseball scholarship. An ever-inquisitive child, he showed an early aptitude for math and science and…

Nano Know-How

Nano Know-How

September 1, 2006

Devices for detecting dangerous substances can literally be life savers, in situations ranging from soldiers on the battlefield to luggage screeners at airports.Yet chemical sensors now available for such tasks have their…

Conversation With Michael Quick

Conversation With Michael Quick

September 1, 2006

Professor Michael Quick, dean of research for USC College, is one of the most compelling lecturers on campus. He’s also one of the hardest working. He rarely takes vacations, he said, because he truly would rather work…

USC College Welcomes New Students

USC College Welcomes New Students

September 1, 2006

This fall, USC College admitted approximately 1,150 freshman and 600 transfer students — and celebrated their arrival at its annual welcome picnic. An estimated 650 students new to the College joined some 30 faculty…