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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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…