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Brighde Mullins to Lead MPW Program

Brighde Mullins to Lead MPW Program

April 1, 2008

Playwright and poet Brighde Mullins has been named director of USC College’s Master of Professional Writing (MPW) Program. Mullins’ appointment, which begins July 1, concludes a yearlong national search. The…

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

November 1, 2006

An hour into a lecture on notions of the origin of species, historian Philippa Levine instructs her students to take out their clickers. As students retrieve from their bags small, remote control-like devices, the following…

Out of the White, Into the Black

Out of the White, Into the Black

September 1, 2006

Janet Fitch weaves metaphor into her storytelling like Vincent van Gogh fuses bold, swirling brushstrokes into his oil painting. “Metaphorical writing, to me, tells you more about both the phenomenon you are observing…

But Seriously, Folks . . .

But Seriously, Folks . . .

February 1, 2006

Celebrated humorist Shelley Berman has taught at USC College's Master of Professional Writing program for 22 years. Berman gives his signature lesson at 24th Street Theatre near USC. Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Shelley…

Brushed by the Demon

Brushed by the Demon

February 1, 2006

Alumnus Chris Abani writes of torment and grace By Pamela J. Johnson February 2006 Five and a half years ago, Chris Abani was unemployed and playing the saxophone at Santa Monica Pier. Those who tossed coins into his open…

Writing Talent Sought

March 1, 2005

Undergraduate writing conference sparks opportunities By Sona Movsesian March 2005 The Undergraduate Writer’s Conference, co-sponsored by the Academic Cultural Initiative and AngeLingo, was held in Mark Taper Hall of…

Advanced Writing Teacher Honored

Advanced Writing Teacher Honored

October 1, 2004

By Katherine Yungmee KimOctober 2004Sitting cross-legged on a bench in the Queen’s Courtyard at USC, Kathi Berens identifies herself as “a Woolf person” and “a literature/history person of old.”…

The Los Angelino?

The Los Angelino?

October 1, 2004

The bright Angelino sun peeks behind two curving palm trees on the home page of the new student-created and student-run Web site AngeLingo. The top of the page boldly declares, “We look to Los Angeles/ for the language…