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USC College Launches $400 Million Fundraising Initiative

August 1, 2005

Inaugural USC College Dean's Medallions Awarded at the "Tradition & Innovation" Event August 2005 USC President Steven B. Sample, USC College Dean Joseph Aoun and USC trustee Patrick C. Haden formally launched Tradition…

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

College Professors Blazing the Trail in Research: Three Receive International Honors

August 1, 2005

A neuroscientist, a computational biologist and an organic chemist — all three professors in USC College — have won national and international honors for their outstanding research. University Professor Michael…

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

August 1, 2005

A USC oceanographer's long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas. By Carl…

USC College Paleontologist in Scientific American

USC College Paleontologist in Scientific American

August 1, 2005

David Bottjer writes about the discovery of rare fossils in China By Pamela J. Johnson August 2005 They were the width of a few hairs pressed together, but the microscopic fossils discovered in China were enormous in their…

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

June 1, 2005

USC College neuroscientist’s studies reveal critical role of “support” cells in brain and nervous system—and provide a reason for hope in the battle against neurological disease and injury. By…

Young Chemist Receives National Honor

Young Chemist Receives National Honor

June 1, 2005

Graduate Student Honored for Her Research By Kaitlin Solimine June 2005 USC College’s Lyudmila Slipchenko, a doctoral student in chemistry, recently received the 2005 Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding…

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

May 5, 2005

The work of USC Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, 75, led to better understanding of quakes, seismic risks and the Earth itself. By Eva Emerson USC College Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, a geophysicist known for his…

USC College Dedicates New Facility

USC College Dedicates New Facility

April 27, 2005

The Molecular & Computational Biology Building will house researchers working on the front lines of genomics, genetics and molecular evolution. President Sample calls the four-floor structure a ‘gateway of new…

Olah Gets Top Honor from American Chemical Society

Olah Gets Top Honor from American Chemical Society

March 1, 2005

A conversation with Nobel Laureate and 2005 Priestley Medalist George A. Olah By Eva Emerson March 2005 Ten years ago, USC’s Distinguished Professor George A. Olah received the highest honor in science, the Nobel…

Poet Named as Finalist for California Poet Laureate

Poet Named as Finalist for California Poet Laureate

March 1, 2005

Carol Muske-Dukes, professor of English at USC College, was named as one of four finalists to be the 2005 California Poet Laureate. The governor will appoint the poet laureate, who will then serve a two-year term beginning…