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Taking History to School

Taking History to School

August 1, 2006

The nine-year-old boy stood in the front of the classroom, under a hand-made sign reading “friar's quarters.” He held a slip of paper, from which he read out to his classmates, slowly and carefully:…

Heirs to Wisdom

Heirs to Wisdom

July 1, 2006

This June USC College launched a new program dedicated to passing on knowledge from senior African-American church leaders to the next generation of Los Angeles clergy and congregational leaders.Passing the Mantle, supported…

Grow Your Mind

Grow Your Mind

June 1, 2006

Beginning this fall, USC College will offer a Master of Liberal Studies degree, aimed at mid-career individuals keen to explore new intellectual territory. From successful CEOs and teachers to physicians and journalists,…

A Golden Opportunity

A Golden Opportunity

March 1, 2006

Ilene and Stanley Gold create fellowship for graduate students to study overseas By Nicole St. Pierre March 2006 Longtime USC supporters Ilene and Stanley Gold have pledged $1 million to establish the Gold Family Fellowship…

Celebrating a Dynamic Partnership

February 1, 2006

Dinner honors Rabbi Lewis Barth and his amazing accomplishments as dean of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles campus. By Wayne Lewis February 2006 On Feb. 13, Dean Joseph Aoun of the USC…

But Seriously, Folks . . .

But Seriously, Folks . . .

February 1, 2006

Celebrated humorist Shelley Berman has taught at USC College's Master of Professional Writing program for 22 years. Berman gives his signature lesson at 24th Street Theatre near USC. Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Shelley…

Brushed by the Demon

Brushed by the Demon

February 1, 2006

Alumnus Chris Abani writes of torment and grace By Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Five and a half years ago, Chris Abani was unemployed and playing the saxophone at Santa Monica Pier. Those who tossed coins into his open…

Enormous Changes At the Last Minute

Enormous Changes At the Last Minute

February 1, 2006

Program offers students second chance at medical calling By Eva Emerson February 2006 Within months of earning her B.A. in creative writing from UC San Diego in 2002, Sharon Shapiro had a job in journalism, an apartment…

Marijuana and Depression

Marijuana and Depression

December 1, 2005

Marijuana smokers are less depressed than those who never smoke, purports the largest-ever study of its kind, co-authored by a USC College psychology researcher. The conclusions surprised even the study’s co-author. …

USC College Scholars Celebrated at Holiday FĂȘte

USC College Scholars Celebrated at Holiday FĂȘte

December 1, 2005

Dean expresses gratitude and recognizes outstanding teaching, research efforts at annual reception By Pamela J. Johnson December 2005 In an annual holiday reception, USC College honored its faculty and graduate students for…