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In Memoriam: George O. Totten III, 86

In Memoriam: George O. Totten III, 86

March 4, 2009

George Oakley Totten III, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science in USC College, whose life’s research promoted peace in the Pacific Rim and worldwide, has died. He was 86. Oakley died of heart failure…

USC College Professor of Anthropology Nancy Lutkehaus reads from her new book, Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon

Nancy Lutkehaus Fascinates with New Book

February 18, 2009

In her latest book, Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon, USC College Professor of Anthropology Nancy Lutkehaus expertly researches and draws upon scholarly papers, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs,…

So You Want to be a Professor

So You Want to be a Professor

February 4, 2009

At USC College, doctoral students seeking careers in the academe learn to become professionals long before they begin searching for work. The College's Office of Graduate Programs believes that students, facing an…

Mind Games

Mind Games

December 1, 2008

These days older adults are turning to a variety of methods to keep their brains active and maintain their cognitive abilities: Crossword puzzles. Sudoku. Nintendo has even created “Brain Age,” a video game billed…

In Memoriam: C. Sylvester Whitaker

In Memoriam: C. Sylvester Whitaker

December 1, 2008

C. Sylvester Whitaker Jr., professor emeritus of political science and former dean of social sciences in USC College, has passed away. He was 73. He died in Waterville, Maine, on Nov. 29 following a struggle with…

Meet the Class of 2012

Meet the Class of 2012

December 1, 2008

One student likens conducting scientific research to playing the violin. Another found research inspiration in his adolescent acne. Still another, awed by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and intrigued by the artist’s…

Michael DuHaime, political director for McCain/Palin 2008 (left) and GOP strategist Todd Beyer, president of Beyer Communications, Inc., said creating a distance between McCain and President Bush became an impossible task. Photo credit Molly Sullivan.

Election Reflection

December 1, 2008

Lead managers for President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign said their opponent’s camp erred by not selecting Joe Lieberman as John McCain’s running mate. McCain campaign advisers said Obama’s camp did a…

Translating Research into Action

Translating Research into Action

November 1, 2008

For three decades, Gayla Margolin has painstakingly researched family conflict, producing valuable data that policymakers can use to curtail domestic violence. At this stage in her meritorious career, one might expect…

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

November 1, 2008

Focusing almost exclusively on dramatic, episodic events like the Elián González saga and other illegality issues, mainstream media have distorted the story of immigration in America, panelists said during a…

America’s Next Top (Role) Model

America’s Next Top (Role) Model

October 1, 2008

When classical pianist Pauline Yang began performing in Europe, she noticed the audiences were filled with enthusiastic children and teens. Hoping to learn ways to bolster similar interest among United States' youths, she…