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2007 News Archives

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

April 1, 2007

A surreal romp through the Texas countryside has won top honors in the USC Libraries’ third annual Wonderland Award, a competition for creative scholarship based on the work of English logician, mathematician,…

Undergraduates Unveil New Research, Art

Undergraduates Unveil New Research, Art

April 1, 2007

On a windy day untroubled by clouds, more than 100 of USC’s brightest undergraduates took their turn to shine, assembling in the heart of the University Park campus to display their original works of art and…

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

April 1, 2007

Singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage,” Jonathan Shapiro warbled:   “Law and eth-ics, law and eth-ics — they go together like nurture and gen-e-tics.” Shapiro was a…

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

April 1, 2007

Two USC professors have earned Guggenheim Fellowships by focusing on two of the day’s most talked-about topics — evolution and war.fe Mary L. Dudziak of the USC Gould School of Law will use the fellowship to…

Rewarding Innovation in Instruction

Rewarding Innovation in Instruction

April 1, 2007

The winners of the 2007-2008 Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching recently were announced, granting funds to 14 proposals from applicants across the academic spectrum. Nine funded projects are led by faculty with…

Escaping the Inner Caveman

Escaping the Inner Caveman

April 1, 2007

It’s a metaphor with power even as repetition has rendered it cliché: America is the world’s melting pot. A nation where virtually all trace their lineage to immigrants, the U.S. indeed plays host to…

Environmental Hero

Environmental Hero

April 1, 2007

Gatze Lettinga, a Dutch scientist known for his invention of anaerobic wastewater treatment and his determination to make it universally available, will receive the 2007 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The Tyler…

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Pedagogy

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Pedagogy

April 1, 2007

Some believe English professors are divided into two groups: scholars and creative writers. At times, tension, even squabbling, exists between the camps. “Do you think that’s the case in our department?”…

A Study of Atrocity with a Dream of Peace

A Study of Atrocity with a Dream of Peace

April 1, 2007

It’s surprising, but one of the world’s leading experts on the topic of terrorism doesn’t like the word. “It’s a biased term,” said Richard Dekmejian, a scholar who has served as a…

In Memoriam: Paul E. Hadley

In Memoriam: Paul E. Hadley

April 1, 2007

Paul E. Hadley, distinguished emeritus professor of international relations and former executive director of the Emeriti Center at USC, died in Glendale on April 10. He was 92. Hadley received the USC Emeriti Center’s…