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2006 News Archives

The Definition of Honor

The Definition of Honor

August 1, 2006

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, some 300 students joined USC College faculty members and administrators to celebrate academic achievement and aspirations at the USC College Honors Society’s inaugural initiation banquet, held at the…

USC Institute of Armenian Studies Hosts Judges’ Forum

USC Institute of Armenian Studies Hosts Judges’ Forum

August 1, 2006

The USC Institute of Armenian Studies and the Armenian Bar Association are hosting an Armenian-American Federal Judges’ Forum on August 13.The three federal judges of Armenian descent participating in this highly…

Building the Student in 'Student-Athlete'

Building the Student in 'Student-Athlete'

August 1, 2006

Although exhausted after her graveyard shift, Judy Jefferson was determined to attend the closing ceremonies of the NFL Impact Program at USC. “Sure I’m tired, but how could I miss this?” Jefferson said.…

Taking History to School

Taking History to School

August 1, 2006

The nine-year-old boy stood in the front of the classroom, under a hand-made sign reading “friar's quarters.” He held a slip of paper, from which he read out to his classmates, slowly and carefully:…

Protein Switches Immune Response

Protein Switches Immune Response

July 27, 2006

A single protein can turn on and off a key component of the immune system by changing partners in an elegant genomic dance, said researchers at USC and Harvard Medical School. Because autoimmune diseases such as arthritis…

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

July 12, 2006

The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, a unit of USC College, has received the single-largest education grant ever awarded by Edison International. The $1million grant launches a partnership between USC College…

U.S. News Ranks USC’s JEP Program

U.S. News Ranks USC’s JEP Program

July 12, 2006

  A new set of college rankings released this month by U.S. News & World Report featured USC on its list of Top College Academic Programs in Service Learning. The school was recognized primarily for its 35-year-old…

Jeffrey Wilson ’76 sits atop mined rock in an under- ground gold mine during a June 2006 expedition in Hunan Province, China. The amount of timber used to shore up the walls and high humidity are indicative of the unstable ground and poor ventilation. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Wilson.

The Heart (and Soul) of Gold

July 12, 2006

When asked about his profession, Jeffrey Wilson ’76 describes himself medicinally: “What I do is like that of a doctor when he looks in the ears, nose and throat. We both explore.” Explore. This is what…

Conversation With T.C. Boyle

Conversation With T.C. Boyle

July 7, 2006

In his wildly successful books and short stories, Thomas Coraghessan Boyle has a restless imagination, but in his personal life, he is unfailingly loyal. He’s known his best friend since he was 3½, has remained…

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

July 1, 2006

Last summer, Brigid McManama found career inspiration in an unexpected place: a city park. And not just one park, but more than a hundred of the parks, beaches, nature trails, gardens and open spaces that dot the concrete…