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A New Kind of Literacy

A New Kind of Literacy

January 1, 2007

Louis de Berniéres wrote that love is a temporary madness. Elizabeth M. Daley, dean of the School of Cinematic Arts and executive director of the IML, recalled her conversation with filmmaker George Lucas, who…

Technology + Teamwork = New Discoveries

Technology + Teamwork = New Discoveries

January 1, 2007

Inside a darkened lab at University Village, two professors and a group of students huddled around a computer screen depicting the image of a person or deity whose head resembled a fastener doohickey. “There’s the…

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

January 1, 2007

A joint grant-writing initiative of USC's West Semitic Research Project, InscriptiFact, the USC Archaeological Research Collection and the USC Libraries has secured $600,000 in funding from the federal Institute of Museum and…

Tradition & Innovation

Tradition & Innovation

December 1, 2006

In September 2005, USC College publicly announced its largest-ever fund-raising initiative, Tradition & Innovation, with the ambitious goal of raising $400 million by 2010. Since the announcement fund-raising has…

Researchers’ Dyslexia Theory Makes Noise

Researchers’ Dyslexia Theory Makes Noise

December 1, 2006

The dyslexic brain struggles to read because even small distractions can throw it off, according to a new model of dyslexia emerging from a group of recent studies. The studies contradict an influential, 30-year-old theory…

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

December 1, 2006

Former presidential candidate and activist Ralph Nader spoke to a rapt, standing-room-only audience of USC students. He had a serious message to impart. “Dissent is the mother of ascent,” Nader said. “All…

Poli Sci Major Named Marshall Scholar

Poli Sci Major Named Marshall Scholar

November 22, 2006

This year’s winner of the prestigious accolade awarded to exceptional young Americans will attend Oxford next fall. By Allison Engel Colin Koproske, a multifaceted senior majoring in political science and music…

Memory as History

Memory as History

November 1, 2006

Listening to Holocaust survivors talk about miracles. That’s what most surprised and inspired Raheem Parpia about the freshman seminar “Memory and History: Video Testimonies of the Holocaust.” “To be…

Knowledge Crews

Knowledge Crews

November 1, 2006

A team of sophomores and juniors examines ancient artifacts for insight into how the exercise of power has changed since antiquity. Another team analyzes data from rock samples they collected in Yosemite last summer. Yet…

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

November 1, 2006

Thanks to a nearly $2 million donation from the estate of Diana Chudacoff Levin, USC College’s Unruh Institute of Politics is expanding its internship and scholarship programs. Established in 1989, the Unruh Institute,…