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Neuroscience Research Institute Launched

Neuroscience Research Institute Launched

November 1, 2005

New University Park-focused Institute replaces the Program in Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences By Eva Emerson November 2005 Neuroscientists describe learning as a process in which new experiences lead to a…

Reflecting on Disaster

Reflecting on Disaster

November 1, 2005

USC professors explore the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in wide-ranging teach-in. By Pamela J. Johnson November 2005 During a teach-in entitled, “Learning from Katrina,” seven USC professors analyzed the…

USC Chemists Named AAAS Fellows

USC Chemists Named AAAS Fellows

October 28, 2005

Charles McKenna and G.K. Surya Prakash will be honored for advancing socially distinguished applications by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. By Carl Marziali Two chemistry professors in the USC…

USC Neuroscientist Earns Asturias Award

USC Neuroscientist Earns Asturias Award

October 21, 2005

Antonio Damasio is the sole winner in the scientific category. The jury says his contributions have reshaped an understanding of emotions, language and decision-making. By Carl Marziali Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio,…

USC Professors Share Water Quality Prize

USC Professors Share Water Quality Prize

October 20, 2005

Engineer Joe Devinny and political scientist Sheldon Kamieniecki team up on a solution to the clean-up of Southern California’s stormwater. By Eric Mankin A report on preventing ocean pollution authored by USC and…

Sprawled Across the ‘Land of Sunshine’

Sprawled Across the ‘Land of Sunshine’

October 19, 2005

A new collection of essays from two USC scholars examines the environmental history of metropolitan Los Angeles. The authors hope it will spark activism in local planning. By Pamela J. Johnson During the 19th century,…

Conference Reviews Latino Press

Conference Reviews Latino Press

October 14, 2005

Southern California's first Latino newspaper, a defender of human rights founded in 1855, will be chronicled at a Huntington Library gathering. The activism and advocacy of El Clamor Público, Southern…

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

October 6, 2005

More than compassion is required when it comes to the effectiveness of faith-based efforts with those in need, says a USC College sociology professor. By Usha Sutliff Faith-based efforts to help people in need will not…

USC and Shoah Foundation Team Up

USC and Shoah Foundation Team Up

October 1, 2005

Like many girls her age, Rose Sher grew up watching and rewatching Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park.” But the 21-year-old USC senior no longer believes these timeless feature films…

Liars' Brains Wired Differently

Liars' Brains Wired Differently

September 29, 2005

A USC study of pathological liars shows first evidence of structural differences in the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse. By Usha Sutliff A USC study has found the first proof of structural…