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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…

Exploring the Biological Unknown

Exploring the Biological Unknown

November 1, 2005

College geneticist studies yeast for insight into cell growth and cancer By Eva Emerson November 2005 Like Hamlet, eventually all cells must make a fateful decision: To divide or not to divide. And like the melancholy Prince…

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,…