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Memory: The Long and Short

Memory: The Long and Short

March 1, 2006

New book explores memories made, stored and lost By Eva Emerson March 2006 “Memory is the most amazing phenomenon in nature. The fact that we can remember literally billions of bits of information — facts,…

A Boost to a Young Scientist’s Career

A Boost to a Young Scientist’s Career

March 1, 2006

Computational biologist named Sloan Fellow By Eva Emerson March 2006 USC College computational biologist Xianghong Jasmine Zhou has been named a 2006 Sloan Research Fellow. Established in 1955 by the Alfred P. Sloan…

Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

February 21, 2006

A USC expert co-writes a book that combines economic methods with political analysis and reality to study the likelihood of domestic and transnational terrorism. By Elaine Lapriore Can acts of terrorism be predicted? …

Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

February 6, 2006

Largest twin study ever undertaken confirms highest estimates of genetic risk, says an international team of reseachers led by USC professor Margaret Gatz. By Carl Marziali Alzheimer disease has a genetic cause in up to…

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…

Preparing for a Quantum Leap in Computing

February 1, 2006

Daniel Lidar foresees a future where scientists put quantum physics to work, and he’s already figuring out ways to keep quantum computing stable and safe. By Tom Siegfried March 2006 Imagine a place where anything…

Italiano Virtuale

Italiano Virtuale

February 1, 2006

Interactive game provides powerful context for learning By Kirsten Holguin February 2006 Sitting in a small caffeteria in Milan, Italy, the first-year Italian language student finishes her cappuccino. Only when she gets the…

USC Participates in Chemical First

USC Participates in Chemical First

January 9, 2006

An international team featuring three Trojan representatives observes a reaction in real time from the molecule’s point of view. By Carl Marziali A team from six research institutions in Canada, the United States…

Early Infection Stunts Growth, Lifespan

Early Infection Stunts Growth, Lifespan

January 3, 2006

USC gerontologists Crimmins and Finch offer findings based on health records of 18th- and 19th-century Europeans. By Kirsten Holguin High rates of childhood infection stunt growth and accelerate aging, according to a new…

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…