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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…

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…