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A diver works with an underwater acoustic receiver at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island as part of a project supported by the USC Sea Grant program. Photo credit Chris Lowe.

USC Sea Grant Director Headed to China Workshop

March 2, 2010

Linda Duguay, director of the USC Sea Grant program, has been selected to participate in a National Science Foundation workshop in China to discuss a foundation-supported ocean science education project and its possible…

Blair Jason (left) and Annie Gillman stand in a section of the Oriental Pearl Tower. Photo courtesy of Jason and Gillman.

Learning from ‘On Top of the World’

July 30, 2009

A tall, mysterious edifice looms over Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl Tower, located in the Pudong district, juts out of the landscape as if from another place and time. USC College undergraduates Annie Gillman and Blair Jason…

Robert Campany, chair and professor of religion and professor of East Asian languages and cultures, studies the religions of ancient China, focusing on the Daoist, Buddhist and Confucian traditions. Photo credit Pamela J. Johnson

May You Stay Forever Young

May 26, 2009

Before plastic surgery and botox, an ancient culture had a different way of dealing with the quest for eternal youth. Why not simply live forever? In medieval China, third century B.C., people believed it possible to be 800…

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…

Beijing Buckaroo

March 1, 2005

USC anthropologist wins in popular Chinese televised talent show By Kaitlin Solimine March 2005 At USC, Eugene Cooper is merely an anthropology professor. In China, he’s a national celebrity. A sinologist who…

Dorm Life Goes Global

Dorm Life Goes Global

January 1, 2005

On the third floor of the International Residential College at Parkside, three young women—freshman-year suitemates—are in their rooms, with the doors opened, studying for their finals. At first glance, their suite…