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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,…

Humanizing Homelessness

Humanizing Homelessness

November 1, 2006

  Rufus Hannah’s once-feral hair has been cut and neatly combed. Clean-shaven, he wears a crisp T-shirt. His rotted teeth have been capped and he flashes a white smile. Employed and sober, he no longer stumbles…

Bringing Religion into International Relations

Bringing Religion into International Relations

November 1, 2006

For the first time, USC College will offer courses designed to teach students to work in a world where religious identity increasingly plays an integral role in shaping global policies.“We’re preparing our future…

One Lecture, To Go Please

One Lecture, To Go Please

November 1, 2006

You see them everywhere at USC. Those trademark white iPod earphones have become as ubiquitous an accessory for students at USC as wearing the cardinal and gold.But don’t assume that every plugged-in Trojan traveling…

Alum Salutes Professor With Scholarship

Alum Salutes Professor With Scholarship

October 17, 2006

When self-described conservative student activist Stephen Lesher arrived on the USC campus in 1992, he was ready to do battle with the liberal professors he thought dominated academia. But for the political science major, a…