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The 190,000-square-foot USC Michelson Center will stand in the southwest quadrant of the University Park campus, home to most of the science and engineering buildings.

$50 Million Gift Funds Convergent Bioscience

January 13, 2014

Gary K. Michelson, retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon whose groundbreaking work generated more than 955 issued or pending patents worldwide, has donated $50 million to USC to fund the USC Michelson Center for Convergent…

The 13 professors honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science bring the number of USC Dornsife AAAS fellows to 47.

Lucky Thirteen

November 30, 2012

Chosen by their peers in recognition of their research that significantly raises the bar of our understanding of science worldwide, an unprecedented 13 scientists from USC Dornsife have been elected fellows of the 2012…

USC Dornsife foreman Donald Wiggins creates a custom part for a scientific experiment. Wiggins has helped move lab experiments forward for 25 years. Photo by Dietmar Quistorf.

Gadgets Galore

October 23, 2012

Lugging a weightlifting bar, a woman in a white summer dress walked in, her expression a mix of relief and exhaustion. Known as the “demo lady” for her demonstrations at physics lectures, she had trekked across…

Ray R. Irani (left) and Michael Waterman have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Ray Irani, Michael Waterman Elected to NAE

February 10, 2012

USC trustee Ray R. Irani Ph.D. ’57 and USC University Professor Michael Waterman have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). An alumnus of USC Dornsife, Irani is executive chairman of the…

Susan Friedlander, professor of mathematics, is the director of the USC Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences (CAMS). Photo credit Laurie Moore.

USC Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences Turns 20

August 25, 2010

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the USC Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences (CAMS), a research unit housed in USC College's Department of Mathematics. Susan Friedlander, professor of mathematics and CAMS' fourth…

William G. Spitzer was the first person in USC’s history to serve at every level of academic administration.

In Memoriam: William G. Spitzer, 82

April 19, 2010

William G. Spitzer, 82, former dean of USC College and professor emeritus of electrical engineering, materials science and physics at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, died April 14 in Oceanside, Calif., after suffering a…

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…

USC Professors Share Water Quality Prize

USC Professors Share Water Quality Prize

October 20, 2005

Engineer Joe Devinny and political scientist Sheldon Kamieniecki team up on a solution to the clean-up of Southern California’s stormwater. By Eric Mankin A report on preventing ocean pollution authored by USC and…

Passings

Passings

February 1, 2005

February 2005 Psychologist Ward Edwards, a former faculty member in USC College’s department of psychology and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Daniel J. Epstein department of industrial and systems…

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…