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Buildings Catch A Wave

Buildings Catch A Wave

August 1, 2007

Updated September 18, 2007 It should be guaranteed to float the boat of marine scientists: USC College shipped six new houses to Santa Catalina Island in August as part of construction of the new George and MaryLou Boone…

Grappling With International Relations

Grappling With International Relations

June 1, 2007

In April, 56 students from the USC Teaching International Relations Program (TIRP) woke up early to spend a Saturday leading discussions on Iran and how to build stability in the Middle East. Nearly 200 high school students…

USC Archive Project Gets Getty Grant

USC Archive Project Gets Getty Grant

June 1, 2007

The Getty Foundation has awarded the USC Libraries and the USC College Center for Religion and Civic Culture a grant to host the Switzerland-based Basel Mission Picture Archive. The archive’s 29,000 digitized images…

Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained

Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained

June 1, 2007

Catalysts speed up chemical reactions, as in your car’s catalytic converter, and they even double as clichés, as in “catalyst for change,” but how they work remains a mystery. Enzymes —…

Gillman Named Dean of USC College

Gillman Named Dean of USC College

May 1, 2007

On behalf of President Steven B. Sample, Provost C. L. Max Nikias has announced the appointment of USC professor Howard Gillman as dean of USC College. The appointment, effective June 1, is for a five-year term. Gillman, a…

Building a Diverse College

Building a Diverse College

May 1, 2007

USC College has successfully increased the hiring of women and minority faculty members in recent years, with the goal of enriching the university’s educational environment. In a key recruiting initiative shared by the…

Blooms of Diversity

Blooms of Diversity

May 1, 2007

On the first day of Hernan Ramirez’s field research into the workplace culture of immigrant gardeners, an enraged Westwood homeowner stormed from his house, unleashed a litany of expletives and threatened to sue. His…

2007 USC MPW One-Act Play Festival Award is going, going… Gone…

2007 USC MPW One-Act Play Festival Award is going, going… Gone…

May 1, 2007

In the play, “Gone…,” the character Sarah reminds her protesting mother, a recent stroke victim, why she was moved to an assisted-living facility. Ethel: Why! Why can’t I go to the house? I…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

May 1, 2007

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is moving forward with its plan to expand beyond the Holocaust and document survivor memories from other acts of genocide and oppression. Calling the move an…

Mentoring: ‘A Practice Framed By Love’

Mentoring: ‘A Practice Framed By Love’

April 1, 2007

As a doctoral student in physics at USC College, Amy Cassidy noticed there are few women graduates in her field. So she and classmate Katie Mussack found a way to mentor young women considering careers in physics. The pair…