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Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

July 1, 2006

The Gerontological Society of America has selected USC College psychologist Margaret Gatz as the 2006 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award.The annual honor is given to GSA members who display the highest standards for…

Painting Words on a Canvas

Painting Words on a Canvas

July 1, 2006

It was a morning graced with that October light that loves proximity to water, and the high sky over the Tennessee bounced the river’s shimmer back through every cranny in the city. So writes Professor Marianne Wiggins…

Hair-Raising Thoughts on Cultural Coifs

Hair-Raising Thoughts on Cultural Coifs

June 19, 2006

Is Oprah Winfrey’s hair real? That question is at the heart of “From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women’s Hair Care,” (Oxford University Press, 2006) a new…

Happiness in the Balance

Happiness in the Balance

June 1, 2006

In the age-old search for happiness, people have consulted clerics and philosophers, gurus and analysts. Few have thought to ask an economist. But they probably have never met USC College economist Richard Easterlin. The…

USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

USC College Philosopher Wins Prestigious Fellowship

May 1, 2006

Philosophers and lawmakers have long argued about whether killing someone is morally worse than letting a person die.It’s one thing not to save a drowning child. Another to force a child’s head under water. In…

Method Man

Method Man

May 1, 2006

Sometimes Jack McArdle can feel like a man in-between. “In a multidisciplinary way, I’m in the middle of many things,” said the USC College psychology professor. “When I’m with the statisticians…

Natural Selection at Single Gene Demonstrated

April 24, 2006

Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in USC College, led…

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

Conversation With Sandra Tsing Loh

April 6, 2006

USC College alumna Sandra Tsing Loh is a Los Angeles-based humor writer, performer, musician and radio personality. She has authored several books, including the semi-autobiographical “A Year in Van Nuys.” She…

New Home of Korean Institute Dedicated

New Home of Korean Institute Dedicated

April 3, 2006

Recognized as a symbol of Korean independence, the Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Family House was dedicated March 29 as the campus home of USC College’s Korean Studies Institute. The dedication came more than a century after Dosan…

Research — It’s Not Just for Professors Anymore

Research — It’s Not Just for Professors Anymore

April 1, 2006

USC College students show off their research at the 2006 Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. By Wayne Lewis April 2006 USC undergraduates from across the disciplines showed off their academic chops and…