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A Study of Atrocity with a Dream of Peace

A Study of Atrocity with a Dream of Peace

April 1, 2007

It’s surprising, but one of the world’s leading experts on the topic of terrorism doesn’t like the word. “It’s a biased term,” said Richard Dekmejian, a scholar who has served as a…

Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

November 1, 2006

To view the Webcast, click here. On Nov. 2, world-renowned author T.C. Boyle, Distinguished Professor in USC College's English department, read from his new novel Talk Talk as part of the "Visions and Voices" series.Talk Talk…

A Place to Commune, A Place to Remember

A Place to Commune, A Place to Remember

October 1, 2006

In the early ’70s, Richard S. Ide and his friends tried to establish a commune in Vermont. It was meant to keep them in contact with each other, and provide a place they could always return with their families. It never…

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

Portrait of an Activist-Academic

October 1, 2006

Those familiar with Ruth “Ruthie” Wilson Gilmore’s work as an anti-prison, -racism, -sexism activist may not be surprised to learn she is the daughter and granddaughter of activists.But there are lesser-know…

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

September 1, 2006

John Horn, psychology professor in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, passed away on Aug. 18, 2006. He was 77.Horn was best known for his groundbreaking work in the field of psychometrics, the measurement of…

Supporting the Mentor Model

Supporting the Mentor Model

August 1, 2006

  Although John “Jack” Wills Jr. retired from USC College in 2004, he’s still devoted to the place he called his intellectual home for four decades. Wills has donated $50,000 to help establish a…

Conversation With T.C. Boyle

Conversation With T.C. Boyle

July 7, 2006

In his wildly successful books and short stories, Thomas Coraghessan Boyle has a restless imagination, but in his personal life, he is unfailingly loyal. He’s known his best friend since he was 3½, has remained…

Painting Words on a Canvas

Painting Words on a Canvas

July 1, 2006

It was a morning graced with that October light that loves proximity to water, and the high sky over the Tennessee bounced the river’s shimmer back through every cranny in the city. So writes Professor Marianne Wiggins…

USC College Taps Literary Scholar for Post

USC College Taps Literary Scholar for Post

July 1, 2006

Hilary M. Schor, professor of English in USC College, has been appointed dean of undergraduate programs, effective July 1.Schor replaces Peter Starr, professor of French and comparative literature, who has assumed the post of…

Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

February 21, 2006

A USC expert co-writes a book that combines economic methods with political analysis and reality to study the likelihood of domestic and transnational terrorism. By Elaine Lapriore Can acts of terrorism be predicted? …