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A Great Filmmaker and a Complex Man

A Great Filmmaker and a Complex Man

January 1, 2006

USC College professors provide perspectives on Elia Kazan, known for more than his critically acclaimed films. The discussion was held at the downtown Los Angeles Public Library. By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 Quick. Elia…

It’s a Contender

It’s a Contender

January 1, 2006

University Professor Leo Braudy’s new book, On the Waterfront, explores the impact of the classic film and the story behind its making. By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 Leo Braudy was a teenager when an unlikely…

‘Genius’ of Memory

‘Genius’ of Memory

January 1, 2006

Alumna Wins MacArthur Award It’s official. As one of the 2005 winners of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, USC College alumna Lu Chen (Ph.D., Neuroscience, ’98) is a “genius.” Chen, a…

Blood, Sweat and Beers — and Math

January 1, 2006

By Eva Emerson January 2006 The device looks like a runner’s digital watch. Black, plastic and oversized, it dominates mathematician Gary Rosen’s wrist. But what Rosen has strapped on is no simple timepiece.…

Predicting the Big One?

Predicting the Big One?

January 1, 2006

SCEC Receives $1.2 million to Study Earthquake Prediction By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 The Southern California Earthquake Center housed at USC College has taken a step closer in gauging when the Big One might strike. …

Adults With Lazy Eye Can Improve

Adults With Lazy Eye Can Improve

December 20, 2005

New treatment offers promise for previously untreatable amblyopia cases. Seven subjects in a recent exercise improved their overall visual acuity as much as 216 percent, researchers say. By Carl Marziali Young adults…

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. …

College Scientist Named Ellison Senior Scholar

College Scientist Named Ellison Senior Scholar

December 1, 2005

Geneticist Norman Arnheim recognized for work on ‘paternal age effect’ By Laura Sanders December 2005 A mother’s age when she conceives can affect the health of her children. Indeed, one of every 30…

Feminism’s Loose Ends

Feminism’s Loose Ends

December 1, 2005

Streisand Professor explores paradoxes of women’s lives By Katherine Yungmee Kim December 2005 Scholar Sharon Hays explores “the unfinished business of feminism.” The culture, gender and family…

Study Challenges View on Aging Research

Study Challenges View on Aging Research

November 17, 2005

Deleting the ‘anti-aging’ gene from yeast greatly lengthens life span, say USC molecular scientists. By Carl Marziali A counterintuitive experiment has resulted in one of the longest recorded life-span…