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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…

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

November 20, 2006

An ever-escalating gang problem in the United States has been fought since the 1940s. And if something drastic is not done, the country is condemned to deal with a proliferation of street gangs for decades to come. So…

A Boone for the Environment

A Boone for the Environment

October 1, 2006

Hardhats and shiny shovels notwithstanding, the recent groundbreaking at the Catalina Island campus of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies was not your typical university celebration. The invite advised island…

Into Africa

Into Africa

October 1, 2006

To sit down and speak with USC College doctoral students Yesim Ince and Geert Poppe is to be energized. These international relations scholars are excited to talk about what they did this summer.Their enthusiasm for both the…

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

October 1, 2006

Those familiar with Ruth “Ruthie” Wilson Gilmore’s work as an anti-prison, -racism, -sexism activist may not be surprised to learn she is the daughter and granddaughter of activists.But there are lesser-know…

Building People Out of Paper

Building People Out of Paper

September 1, 2006

If you’re looking for Salvador Plascencia, you can find him around page 103 of his debut novel, The People of Paper (McSweeney’s, 2005). It’s there that a character named Smiley pulls at a rough spot in the…

Lessons of Hope

Lessons of Hope

September 1, 2006

In fifth grade, Hector Martinez struggled each time his teacher called on him to read aloud. The chubby 9-year-old with a mass of curly black hair stuttered and confused his d’s with his b’s.Roxanne Aga, a…