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What's Next?

What's Next?

October 1, 2008

For an undergrad, the only thing scarier than being unprepared for finals is being unprepared for the future. But as graduation draws near, many students find themselves unsure of what step to take next, and unfortunately…

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

September 1, 2008

Faculty from the USC College Writing Program have developed a Web page harnessing new online tools to teach one of the oldest rhetorical techniques. The page contains widgets, or portable Web applications, that teach an…

On Common Ground

On Common Ground

September 1, 2008

Emphasizing the importance of USC College faculty coming together as a community, Dean Howard Gillman has announced the creation of The College Commons. Driven by faculty, The College Commons will provide opportunities for…

USC College’s Shelley Berman Earns Emmy Nod

USC College’s Shelley Berman Earns Emmy Nod

September 1, 2008

The morning the nominations were announced, a Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star called Shelley Berman to congratulate him on his Emmy nod. “What Emmy?” Berman barked into the phone at Jeff Garlin. “What?”…

USC College Welcomes New Faculty Members

USC College Welcomes New Faculty Members

September 1, 2008

  Jody Agius VallejoAssistant Professor of SociologyPh.D., Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 2008 Jody Agius Vallejo specializes in immigration, race/ethnicity and the Mexican-origin population. Her current…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

August 1, 2008

USC College's Shoah Foundation Institute, established by Steven Spielberg in 1994 to gather video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, has begun an international search for an executive director to…

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

August 1, 2008

Rob O'Malley sat hunched in the middle of an African jungle made famous by pioneering primatologist Jane Goodall. As he furtively watched the object of his research - a group of chimpanzees - O'Malley heard a cough. O'Malley…

Celebrating Old Friendships, Forging New Ones

Celebrating Old Friendships, Forging New Ones

August 1, 2008

At the end of a recent luncheon honoring USC College Dean Howard Gillman, leaders from the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) joined Gillman around a table to put pen…

New Unruh Institute Director Appointed

New Unruh Institute Director Appointed

July 1, 2008

Dan Schnur, a veteran of four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns, has been named director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, housed in USC College. Schnur served as the national director of…

Cinematic Simians on a Space Safari

July 1, 2008

When Kirk DeMicco, a former Thematic Option student who majored in economics and political science, read the book The Right Stuff, a comment by test pilot Chuck Yeager stuck in his mind. Yeager, talking about the simians used…