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A Great Filmmaker and a Complex Man

A Great Filmmaker and a Complex Man

January 1, 2006

USC College professors provide perspectives on Elia Kazan, known for more than his critically acclaimed films. The discussion was held at the downtown Los Angeles Public Library. By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 Quick. Elia…

It’s a Contender

It’s a Contender

January 1, 2006

University Professor Leo Braudy’s new book, On the Waterfront, explores the impact of the classic film and the story behind its making. By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 Leo Braudy was a teenager when an unlikely…

Blood, Sweat and Beers — and Math

January 1, 2006

By Eva Emerson January 2006 The device looks like a runner’s digital watch. Black, plastic and oversized, it dominates mathematician Gary Rosen’s wrist. But what Rosen has strapped on is no simple timepiece.…

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…

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,…

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,…

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

October 6, 2005

More than compassion is required when it comes to the effectiveness of faith-based efforts with those in need, says a USC College sociology professor. By Usha Sutliff Faith-based efforts to help people in need will not…

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

September 1, 2005

USC College Professor Kevin Starr's new book, "California, a History," goes on sale Oct. 4. The renowned historian has his own spirited past. By Pamela J. Johnson Sept. 2005 Raised in a Catholic orphanage, Kevin Starr found…

USC Names First Holder of Erburu Chair

USC Names First Holder of Erburu Chair

August 10, 2005

The newly endowed Robert F. Erburu Chair honors Abraham Lowenthal, founder of the Pacific Council on International Policy. By Kirsten Holguin Abraham F. Lowenthal, USC Professor of International Relations and founder of…