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A Virtual World of Languages

A Virtual World of Languages

January 1, 2005

By Katherine Yungmee Kim, with additional reporting by Eva Emerson January 2005 It’s noontime at The Language Center during Finals Week. Andrew Pick, a USC College junior majoring in East Asian Languages and Culture, is…

Dorm Life Goes Global

Dorm Life Goes Global

January 1, 2005

On the third floor of the International Residential College at Parkside, three young women—freshman-year suitemates—are in their rooms, with the doors opened, studying for their finals. At first glance, their suite…

Setting the Online Precedent

Setting the Online Precedent

December 1, 2004

Spanish Department Paves the Way Technologically By Katherine Yungmee Kim December 2004 In Spanish 240, students discern between ser and estar—the two forms of “to be”—while examining photographs of…

Advanced Writing Teacher Honored

Advanced Writing Teacher Honored

October 1, 2004

By Katherine Yungmee KimOctober 2004Sitting cross-legged on a bench in the Queen’s Courtyard at USC, Kathi Berens identifies herself as “a Woolf person” and “a literature/history person of old.”…

The Los Angelino?

The Los Angelino?

October 1, 2004

The bright Angelino sun peeks behind two curving palm trees on the home page of the new student-created and student-run Web site AngeLingo. The top of the page boldly declares, “We look to Los Angeles/ for the language…

Dean Aoun Lauds USC College Momentum at State of the College Address

Dean Aoun Lauds USC College Momentum at State of the College Address

October 1, 2004

Announces formation of general ed panel, welcomes 31 new faculty By Katherine Yungmee Kim October 2004 In the annual State of the College address held on September 29, USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences Dean Joseph…

From California to Catholicism

From California to Catholicism

August 1, 2004

By Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Kevin Starr is a University Professor in the history department at USC College and the California State Librarian Emeritus. He has written a seven-volume history of California, the…

Better Writers (Not Just Better Papers)

Better Writers (Not Just Better Papers)

August 1, 2004

Students embrace college writing program By Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Norah Ashe-Mc Nalley’s writing students are scientists. Some are premed, some are dental hygienists and others are majoring in such fields…

A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

August 1, 2004

College Alum Gives $500,000 for International StudyBy Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Fifteen years ago, Helen Graffen Donegan (B.A., ’49) was shopping in Shanghai when a young student approached her, wanting to…

Major: Undecided

Major: Undecided

July 1, 2004

USC College’s learning communities give undecided students an academic home By Kaitlin SolimineJuly 2004 It’s like academic limbo.Undecided. Undeclared. These words may strike fear in traditional academics, but…