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A view of the textbook museum in Salt, Jordan. Photo credit Laurie Brand.

A Brand of Complex Research

September 10, 2009

Traveling 7,600 miles to Jordan, Laurie Brand began her massive research project that will also take her to Algeria, Egypt and Lebanon before the end of 2010. Salt, Jordan, the first leg of Brand's travels, is an ancient…

Mellon Foundation Grant Supports Graduate Research

July 10, 2009

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a three-year $883,000 grant for the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute’s (EMSI) programs for 2009 to 2012.  USC College Dean Howard Gillman said the College…

Bright Minds

Bright Minds

May 28, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the University of Southern California as the site of an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), and plans a five-year grant totaling $12.5 million. Researchers of the EFRC will…

David Kang is director of the Korean Studies Institute and professor of international relations and business. Photo courtesy David Kang.

It’s a First for David Kang and USC

April 20, 2009

The Strategic Initiative for Korean Studies (SIKS) has awarded funding for new projects in 2009 and has selected David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute (KSI) and professor of international relations and business…

John Tower, associate professor of biological sciences, received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the effects of aging on fruit flies. Photo credit Laurie Hartzell

A Flying Fountain of Youth

March 27, 2009

Fruit flies may be small enough to squish with your finger when they invade your kitchen, but these tiny creatures may soon play an important role in answering the question: Why does one person live longer than another? John…

USC College Biologists Awarded $3.2 Million NSF Grant

USC College Biologists Awarded $3.2 Million NSF Grant

November 1, 2008

Scientists and other experts warn that we can expect a global food crisis in approximately 20 years. If we have learned anything from the series of world energy crises since 1973, it is the need to take a proactive approach to…

Building Bridges Between Linguistics and Neuroscience

Building Bridges Between Linguistics and Neuroscience

October 1, 2008

Roumyana Pancheva is a scholar looking to expand her arsenal of research techniques.The linguist has dedicated her career in large part to the study of syntax and semantics — the ways we combine words to form meaningful…

Challenge Grant Bolsters Two USC College Institutes

Challenge Grant Bolsters Two USC College Institutes

December 1, 2007

  The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $350,000 challenge grant to the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW). The…

A Meeting of Creative Minds

A Meeting of Creative Minds

October 1, 2007

Usually scholars, researchers and academics are looking to discover cures for diseases, reasons for existence and other answers to life’s most pressing questions. But at USC, a group of professors will be joining…

Research Ascendant

Research Ascendant

September 1, 2007

Research funding at USC College has risen 30 percent in the past three years to nearly $67 million, with the most significant gains in grants from corporations and foundations. Through the efforts of the College research…