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  • A Jewel of a Book

    A Jewel of a Book

    January 1, 2008

      If not for her “blissful ignorance” and dogged determination, Deborah Harkness’ book taking a unique look at the Scientific Revolution would never have been written. After 10 years of research,… more>

    tags: elizabethan london, scientific revolution

  • The Write Stuff

    The Write Stuff

    January 1, 2008

    She may have grown up in Boring, Ore., but Kathi Inman Berens is anything but. Five years ago, she and Norah Ashe-McNalley, a fellow senior lecturer in the Writing Program at USC College, created AngeLingo, an… more>

    tags: comedy, women, writing program

  • Good Sport

    Good Sport

    January 1, 2008

    Listening to a lecture by Professor Michael Messner, students learn there is more to sports than winning and losing. The playing field also presents an important reflection on society. For more than 20 years, Messner, a… more>

    tags: athletics, sociology, sports

  • Middle Ground in the Marine Food Chain

    Middle Ground in the Marine Food Chain

    January 1, 2008

      Faculty and doctoral students from the USC College’s Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies are in Antarctica to see if and how small unpalatable algae turn into building blocks for the marine… more>

    tags: environmental studies, marine ecosystem

  • A Slam Dunk

    A Slam Dunk

    January 1, 2008

      Before becoming a major player in the competitive worlds of California real estate and professional sports, Jerry Buss (Ph.D., chemistry, ‘57), chairman and majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, could be… more>

    tags: chemistry, donation, lakers

  • Damasio and Quick Kick Off First Fridays

    Damasio and Quick Kick Off First Fridays

    January 1, 2008

      The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s popular First Fridays programs return Jan. 4 with a program on “Conscious Minds and the Minds of Others” that features two USC College… more>

    categories: undergraduate, graduate

    tags: discussion series, neuroscience