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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…

Howard Gillman Installed by President Sample as the 20th Dean of USC College

Howard Gillman Installed by President Sample as the 20th Dean of USC College

September 1, 2007

In an installation speech that was both soaring and down-to-earth, Dean Howard Gillman Monday set the tone for his administration, extolling the virtues of a liberal arts research college as “a wonder-filled…

Building a Better College

Building a Better College

September 1, 2007

USC College has unveiled four major initiatives aimed at advancing research and instruction at the university’s largest academic hub. These new programs promise to bolster faculty development, graduate student…

Next Stop: The Professoriate

Next Stop: The Professoriate

August 1, 2007

Daniela Bleichmar credits an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for smoothing her transition from graduate student to assistant professor at USC College. The fellowship gave Bleichmar the opportunity to…

New Leadership Team Named at USC College

New Leadership Team Named at USC College

August 1, 2007

The USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences begins this academic year with a new dean, who chose five university colleagues to serve as his deputies and brain trust. Howard Gillman, professor of political science and…

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…