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USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

April 1, 2007

A surreal romp through the Texas countryside has won top honors in the USC Libraries’ third annual Wonderland Award, a competition for creative scholarship based on the work of English logician, mathematician,…

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

What Do You Call 10 Lawyers at the Bottom of the Ocean?

April 1, 2007

Singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage,” Jonathan Shapiro warbled:   “Law and eth-ics, law and eth-ics — they go together like nurture and gen-e-tics.” Shapiro was a…

Women in Physics Find Common Ground

Women in Physics Find Common Ground

March 1, 2007

Young female scientists from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom gathered at USC earlier this year for the second annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Following the success of last year’s…

Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

Pinochet’s Past Is Still Present for Professor

February 1, 2007

As a child, Macarena Gómez-Barris fled Chile for Northern California with her family, exiles escaping the brutal rule of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte. Now, as a faculty member in USC College, Gómez-Barris is plumbing…

Changing the Game

Changing the Game

February 1, 2007

USC College undergraduates Colin Koproske and Mathew Morgan have a modest goal: They want to change the tenor of American political dialogue. They want to replace polemics and partisanship with rational debate based on solid…

Life Sciences Building Named in Honor of Alumnus

Life Sciences Building Named in Honor of Alumnus

February 1, 2007

Amidst a shower of cardinal and gold streamers and music from the Trojan Band, USC College christened its flagship life sciences building the Ray R. Irani Hall on Friday, Feb. 9. The building was dedicated in honor of USC…

Good For the Goose, Not So Great For the Gander

Good For the Goose, Not So Great For the Gander

February 1, 2007

In the summer of 2005, USC College molecular biologist John Tower sent an e-mail marked high priority to all of his graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. From now on, he wrote, all experiments must include both…

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

Research Project Garners $600,000 Grant

January 1, 2007

A joint grant-writing initiative of USC's West Semitic Research Project, InscriptiFact, the USC Archaeological Research Collection and the USC Libraries has secured $600,000 in funding from the federal Institute of Museum and…

Paying Tribute to Talented Teachers

Paying Tribute to Talented Teachers

December 1, 2006

In this year’s entry of an annual tradition, USC College recognized the excellence of faculty and graduate students at its holiday party, held Dec. 5 at Davidson Conference Center. “We take very seriously the…

A Call to Action

A Call to Action

December 1, 2006

Former presidential candidate and activist Ralph Nader spoke to a rapt, standing-room-only audience of USC students. He had a serious message to impart. “Dissent is the mother of ascent,” Nader said. “All…