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USC College’s Ruth Wilson Gilmore Receives Prestigious Book Award

USC College’s Ruth Wilson Gilmore Receives Prestigious Book Award

September 1, 2008

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, associate professor of American studies and ethnicity and of geography in USC College, has been awarded the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize for the best first book in American studies that…

Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Honored

Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Honored

May 1, 2008

During an Earth Day celebration, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. accepted USC College’s first annual Sustainability Champion Award on behalf of his environmental group’s steadfast activism and successful litigation against…

USC College Alumnus Wins Asa V. Call Achievement Award

USC College Alumnus Wins Asa V. Call Achievement Award

April 1, 2008

Before presenting the university’s highest award for alumni achievement, USC President Steven B. Sample surprised an audience of nearly 550 and honored the recipient’s Trojan father. The unprecedented move came…

UK Film Academy Recognizes Holocaust Education Resource

UK Film Academy Recognizes Holocaust Education Resource

November 1, 2007

Recollections: Eyewitnesses Remember the Holocaust, a groundbreaking DVD-ROM including Holocaust survivor and witness testimonies from the visual history archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute (SFI), won an award from…

Richard Thompson Wins Lashley Award

Richard Thompson Wins Lashley Award

September 1, 2007

Richard Thompson, holder of the William M. Keck Chair in Biological Sciences in USC College and one of the leading behavioral neuroscientists in the world, will receive the 2007 Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American…

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

USC College Professor Honored for Chemical Contributions

May 1, 2007

Organic chemist G.K. Surya Prakash’s deft manipulations of molecules and atoms, most notably of hydrogen, carbon and fluorine, have led to many advances in research and industry. Last month, they earned Prakash major…

Peers Honor Quake Scientist

Peers Honor Quake Scientist

May 1, 2007

Charles Sammis, professor of earth sciences in USC College, has devoted almost four decades to studying earthquakes. His contributions to the field of geophysical sciences recently led to his being named a Fellow of the…

Environmental Hero

Environmental Hero

April 1, 2007

Gatze Lettinga, a Dutch scientist known for his invention of anaerobic wastewater treatment and his determination to make it universally available, will receive the 2007 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The Tyler…

Promising Awards for USC College Earth Scientist and Chemist

Promising Awards for USC College Earth Scientist and Chemist

February 1, 2007

USC College’s Thorsten Becker and Peter Qin each have received an Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award honors academics near the start of their careers.…

Fellow Scientists Salute Susan Forsburg

Fellow Scientists Salute Susan Forsburg

February 1, 2007

Long a de facto role model for women in academia, USC College biologist Susan Forsburg has made it official by becoming a fellow of the Association for Women in Science. Forsburg and nine others were honored Feb. 18 in San…