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USC News USC Expert in Asian Languages Dies

August 1, 2005

Classical violinist and professor emeritus Laurence Thompson, who made a commitment to the study of Chinese religion, was the first director of the USC East Asian Studies Center. Laurence “Larry” G. Thompson, a…

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

August 1, 2005

A USC oceanographer's long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas. By Carl…

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…

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

July 1, 2005

Historian and cinephile Steven Ross in the classroom By Katherine Yungmee Kim July 2005 “What are you willing to fight for? A roomful of 18-to-20-year-old students are asked to consider this question during this…

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

Long unappreciated and ignored, brain’s glial cells get their due

June 1, 2005

USC College neuroscientist’s studies reveal critical role of “support” cells in brain and nervous system—and provide a reason for hope in the battle against neurological disease and injury. By…

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

May 5, 2005

The work of USC Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, 75, led to better understanding of quakes, seismic risks and the Earth itself. By Eva Emerson USC College Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, a geophysicist known for his…

Gladly Will He Teach…and Gladly Learn

Gladly Will He Teach…and Gladly Learn

April 1, 2005

Esteemed Reverend Cecil Murray joins USC By Kaitlin Solimine April 2005 Reverend Cecil “Chip” Murray joined the USC College faculty in January of this year, but that doesn’t stop him from claiming to be a…

Olah Gets Top Honor from American Chemical Society

Olah Gets Top Honor from American Chemical Society

March 1, 2005

A conversation with Nobel Laureate and 2005 Priestley Medalist George A. Olah By Eva Emerson March 2005 Ten years ago, USC’s Distinguished Professor George A. Olah received the highest honor in science, the Nobel…

College Geophysicist Honored

February 1, 2005

Renowned scientist Tom Jordan receives medal By Eva Emerson February 2005 The American Geophysical Union has named USC University Professor Thomas Jordan the winner of the 2005 Inge Lehmann Medal. Jordan, holder of the…

Excited about Genomes

February 1, 2005

Demystifying genomics opens field to under-represented minority students and undergrads By Eva Emerson February 2005 Genomic science is still new enough that many people don’t have a clear idea of what the…