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On Our Own Two Feet

On Our Own Two Feet

October 1, 2004

By Katherine Yungmee KimOctober 2004Upright: The Evolutionary Key to Becoming HumanBy Craig StanfordHoughton Mifflin Company, $24.00Bipeds are bizarre.So asserts USC College anthropologist Craig Stanford in his latest book,…

When Good Metals Go Bad

When Good Metals Go Bad

October 1, 2004

USC scientists explore the complex and costly problem of corrosion in metalsBy Eric MankinOctober 2004Air travel could become safer as a result of USC interdisciplinary research into corrosion-induced failure in…

U.K. Society Lauds USC College Physics Professor

U.K. Society Lauds USC College Physics Professor

October 1, 2004

Clifford Johnson recognized by the Institute of Physics for his contributions to scienceOctober 2004USC College’s Clifford Johnson has received the 2005 Maxwell Medal and Prize from the leading physics society in the…

Community in Los Angeles?

Community in Los Angeles?

September 1, 2004

USC College Sociologist Paul Lichterman explores American civic lifeBy Kaitlin Solimine September 2004 The widespread belief that increased participation in civic groups will lead to a more democratic and engaged society…

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

September 1, 2004

Campus Memorial Service for Professor Mauricio Mazón To Be Held Sept. 27 By Eva Emerson September 2004 Historian Mauricio Mazón, longtime member of the faculty of the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences…

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

Nitrogen-fixing Nanoplankton

September 1, 2004

Tiny marine bacteria surprise scientists with their importance in global nitrogen cycle By Eva Emerson September 2004 Small, single-celled microbes play a significant role in the natural fertilization of the upper ocean,…

Hardwiring the Nervous System

Hardwiring the Nervous System

September 1, 2004

How developing neurons find their way By Eva EmersonSeptember 2004 Before the brain can produce thought, control limbs or make us flinch in pain, innumerable connections must be built between the more than one hundred billion…

From California to Catholicism

From California to Catholicism

August 1, 2004

By Katherine Yungmee KimAugust 2004 Kevin Starr is a University Professor in the history department at USC College and the California State Librarian Emeritus. He has written a seven-volume history of California, the…

Resolving Inflammation

Resolving Inflammation

August 1, 2004

Inspired by nature, USC College chemist Nicos Petasis synthesizes compounds that help shed light on inflammation and offer a new approach to halting its damaging effects. By Eva Emerson August 2004 Even the tiniest paper…

Quick on the Uptake

Quick on the Uptake

July 1, 2004

By Eva EmersonJuly 2004 From his style (he prefers black) to his choice of jewelry (a small metal stud pierces his left eyebrow) and his preferred method of transportation (a 24-speed bicycle), USC College neurobiologist…