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USC College Welcomes New Faculty Members

USC College Welcomes New Faculty Members

September 1, 2008

  Jody Agius VallejoAssistant Professor of SociologyPh.D., Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 2008 Jody Agius Vallejo specializes in immigration, race/ethnicity and the Mexican-origin population. Her current…

We Have the Technology

We Have the Technology

June 1, 2008

Chi Mak, professor of chemistry in USC College, and John Walsh, associate professor in the USC Davis School of Gerontology, were awarded the Provost’s Prize for Teaching With Technology at the Teaching With Technology…

The New Three R’s

The New Three R’s

October 1, 2007

It’s a little bit hard to pigeonhole Manuel Pastor, who joined the USC College faculty this fall. The professor of geography and of American studies and ethnicity is an economist by training, but his work ranges across…

Mancall Gets Research Advancement Post

Mancall Gets Research Advancement Post

September 1, 2007

USC College professor Peter Mancall has been appointed associate vice provost for research advancement. In this new role, he will work with faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences to stimulate new research…

Pioneering Anthropologist was Authority on the Tiv Tribe

Pioneering Anthropologist was Authority on the Tiv Tribe

July 1, 2007

Paul James Bohannan, known as the world’s leading expert on the Tiv of Nigeria, has died. He was 87. An emeritus professor of anthropology at USC College, Bohannan’s rich body of work as a cultural and social…

Multimedia Marketing

June 1, 2007

Marianne Wiggins, USC College professor of English, is promoting her latest novel The Shadow Catcher with a two minute video. In the video, Wiggins talks about the novel which includes the life of photographer Edward S. Curtis…

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

May 1, 2007

Organic chemist G.K. Surya Prakash’s deft manipulations of molecules and atoms, most notably of hydrogen, carbon and fluorine, have led to many advances in research and industry. Last month, they earned Prakash major…

A Trojan Contrarian in Paris

A Trojan Contrarian in Paris

May 1, 2007

Anne Porter is challenging her colleagues in academia to re-envision the ancient world. She disputes a basic assumption: Nomads were a discrete group of traveling herdsman, hostile to city dwellers and their ways. In her…

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

April 1, 2007

Two USC professors have earned Guggenheim Fellowships by focusing on two of the day’s most talked-about topics — evolution and war.fe Mary L. Dudziak of the USC Gould School of Law will use the fellowship to…

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Pedagogy

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Pedagogy

April 1, 2007

Some believe English professors are divided into two groups: scholars and creative writers. At times, tension, even squabbling, exists between the camps. “Do you think that’s the case in our department?”…