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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…

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…