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The Power of Redemption

The Power of Redemption

February 1, 2008

In a world where self-reliance is both respected and revered, Anthony Kemp believes in the need to remain open to things “that can revolutionize the way you think.” Kemp, associate professor of English in USC…

Courting Disaster

Courting Disaster

February 1, 2008

From mudslides to fires to earthquakes, Los Angeles has long cornered the market on disasters. “You shove nature around enough and nature will slap back, ever diligently and fiercely,” said William Deverell,…

Damasio and Quick Kick Off First Fridays

Damasio and Quick Kick Off First Fridays

January 1, 2008

  The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s popular First Fridays programs return Jan. 4 with a program on “Conscious Minds and the Minds of Others” that features two USC College…

Bringing Out the Best

Bringing Out the Best

December 1, 2007

During an annual holiday celebration, USC College presented its highest faculty honor — the Albert S. Raubenheimer Award — to four professors and saluted other top achievers of 2007. The Dec. 4 ceremony at the…

The Dornsifes and the Damasios celebrate at the ceremony for the endowed chairs in 2006. From left: Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology; Hanna Damasio, Dana Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology; and David and Dana Dornsife, who pledged $1 million to fund the top priorities for the BCI.

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

November 1, 2007

Combine a philanthropic husband and wife who love neuroscience with world-renowned neuroscience researchers who are also a husband and wife team — the result: a partnership leading to cutting-edge research in how the…

Evolution’s Gardener

Evolution’s Gardener

November 1, 2007

Rocks collected from ancient seabeds clutter the worktables that dominate the center of paleobiologist David Bottjer’s lab. A grainy, yellowed one records the shape of a giant clam that lived 90 million years ago in…

Parents Recognize Professors’ Dedication

Parents Recognize Professors’ Dedication

November 1, 2007

Parents of college students may not sit in lecture halls or discussion groups with their offspring, but they do hear about the teachers that make a difference in their children’s lives. That led the USC Parents…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Announces New Web Site

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Announces New Web Site

November 1, 2007

This week the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, part of the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, launched a new Web site at college.usc.edu/vhi. The institute’s visual history archive contains nearly 52,000…

To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

November 1, 2007

  In the end, if a work of nonfiction is well written and well executed, does it really matter if it is factually true? According to novelist John Rechy, no. After all, the writer — in fact all artists and the…

American Studies and Ethnicity Graduate Earns Dissertation Award

American Studies and Ethnicity Graduate Earns Dissertation Award

October 1, 2007

One of the first graduates of USC College’s new American studies and ethnicity Ph.D. program has received the interdisciplinary field’s highest honor for dissertation excellence. Daniel HoSang’s…