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A Real Dracula Story

A Real Dracula Story

August 27, 2009

Research, discovery and publishing in a prestigious journal are not as easy as 1-2-3. However, an outstanding mentor and a well-equipped lab made this feat possible for doctoral student Fei Jiang.   The mentor is Myron…

Bright Minds

Bright Minds

May 28, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the University of Southern California as the site of an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), and plans a five-year grant totaling $12.5 million. Researchers of the EFRC will…

Kenneth L. Servis, dean of academic records and registrar; Nien-Ling Wacker, Laserfiche CEO; Charles E. McKenna, chemistry department chair and professor.

Nien-Ling Wacker Honored by Department of Chemistry as Distinguished Alumna

April 11, 2009

USC College alumna Nien-Ling Wacker, president and CEO of Laserfiche, a leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software, was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College's Department of…

George Olah Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

George Olah Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

February 6, 2009

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 65 new members and nine foreign associates. Among these distinguished individuals is George Olah, USC College Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Engineering and…

In Memoriam: Robert Bau

In Memoriam: Robert Bau

January 1, 2009

Robert Bau, an esteemed faculty member of USC College's chemistry department for nearly 40 years, passed away on Dec. 28, 2008. He was a distinguished researcher in the field of x-ray and neutron diffraction…

In Memoriam: James C. Warf

In Memoriam: James C. Warf

November 1, 2008

James C. Warf, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Chemistry, considered a “citizen scientist” because of his work toward world peace, has died. He was 91. Warf, who joined USC College in 1948 and retired…

Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009

Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009

September 1, 2008

USC College chemist Nicos Petasis, an authority on organic synthesis and drug discovery, including the anti-inflammatory compounds known as lipoxins and beneficial substances such as omega-3 fatty acids, has received the…

Arieh Warshel. Photo credit Stacey Halper.

Arieh Warshel Elected to Royal Society of Chemistry

August 1, 2008

Arieh Warshel, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Europe's largest organization dedicated to advancing the chemical sciences. Only a few distinguished Americans are…

Philip Stephens Named to Royal Society

Philip Stephens Named to Royal Society

June 1, 2008

Philip Stephens, professor of chemistry in USC College, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, the highest distinction a British scientist can receive. The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is the United Kingdom’s…

A Slam Dunk

A Slam Dunk

January 1, 2008

  Before becoming a major player in the competitive worlds of California real estate and professional sports, Jerry Buss (Ph.D., chemistry, ‘57), chairman and majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, could be…