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2006 News Archives

  • Helping Teens in Turn-Around

    Helping Teens in Turn-Around

    June 1, 2006

    Arms crossed and looking contemplative, Mariela Membreno recalled the day police arrived at her high school and hauled her off to jail. “I was walking in the hall and the cops came up to me,” said the 17-year-old… more>

    categories: joint educational project

    tags: mentorship, tutoring, volunteer

  • Dean of USC College Announced

    Dean of USC College Announced

    June 1, 2006

    On June 20, USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias announced that Peter Starr, professor of French and comparative literature, has been appointed dean of USC College on an interim basis, effective July 1. Starr, who has served as dean… more>

    tags: dean, starr

  • A Trojan Farewell

    A Trojan Farewell

    June 1, 2006

    A few hundred people packed Town and Gown Monday to honor and bid farewell to Joseph Aoun, the 19th dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences whose career at USC spanned a quarter century. “I look at our life… more>

    categories: joint educational project

    tags: aoun, dean, farewell

  • Happiness in the Balance

    Happiness in the Balance

    June 1, 2006

    In the age-old search for happiness, people have consulted clerics and philosophers, gurus and analysts. Few have thought to ask an economist. But they probably have never met USC College economist Richard Easterlin. The… more>

    categories: research

    tags: economy, happiness

  • Grow Your Mind

    Grow Your Mind

    June 1, 2006

    Beginning this fall, USC College will offer a Master of Liberal Studies degree, aimed at mid-career individuals keen to explore new intellectual territory. From successful CEOs and teachers to physicians and journalists,… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: liberal studies, master degree

  • Message from Joseph Aoun

    May 1, 2006

    Dear Colleague:Six years ago you joined me in imagining a new USC College - a College second to none in the quality of its faculty and the vibrancy of its undergraduate and graduate programs, a College confident in the… more>

    tags: farewell

  • USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

    USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

    May 1, 2006

    Philosophers and lawmakers have long argued about whether killing someone is morally worse than letting a person die.It’s one thing not to save a drowning child. Another to force a child’s head under water. In… more>

    categories: research

    tags: ethics, fellowship, grant

  • Method Man

    Method Man

    May 1, 2006

    Sometimes Jack McArdle can feel like a man in-between. “In a multidisciplinary way, I’m in the middle of many things,” said the USC College psychology professor. “When I’m with the statisticians… more>

    categories: research

    tags: aging, psychology

  • Exploring Khan’s Legacy on Women’s Lives

    May 1, 2006

    Bettine Birge was in the ninth grade when her grandmother asked if any of the grandchildren could accompany her on a trip to Asia.None of the older grandchildren could make it. Bettine, a math whiz who had never traveled,… more>

    tags: fellowship, genghis khan, women's studies

  • Case for Critical Thinking

    Case for Critical Thinking

    May 1, 2006

    Raise your hand if you studied the United States government in high school social studies. OK. How about globalization? No show of hands? Then it’s probably safe to say you learned nothing about Mama Doudou (pronounced… more>

    tags: case teaching, high school