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Painting Words on a Canvas

Painting Words on a Canvas

July 1, 2006

It was a morning graced with that October light that loves proximity to water, and the high sky over the Tennessee bounced the river’s shimmer back through every cranny in the city. So writes Professor Marianne Wiggins…

Memory: The Long and Short

Memory: The Long and Short

March 1, 2006

New book explores memories made, stored and lost By Eva Emerson March 2006 “Memory is the most amazing phenomenon in nature. The fact that we can remember literally billions of bits of information — facts,…

Renowned Scholar Joins USC College

Renowned Scholar Joins USC College

March 1, 2006

Regarded as one of the country’s preeminent scholars in African American history, Robin D.G. Kelley will join the faculty of USC College July 1. He will hold a joint appointment as a professor of history and American…

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…

It’s a Contender

It’s a Contender

January 1, 2006

University Professor Leo Braudy’s new book, On the Waterfront, explores the impact of the classic film and the story behind its making. By Pamela J. Johnson January 2006 Leo Braudy was a teenager when an unlikely…

Sprawled Across the ‘Land of Sunshine’

Sprawled Across the ‘Land of Sunshine’

October 19, 2005

A new collection of essays from two USC scholars examines the environmental history of metropolitan Los Angeles. The authors hope it will spark activism in local planning. By Pamela J. Johnson During the 19th century,…

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

September 1, 2005

USC College Professor Kevin Starr's new book, "California, a History," goes on sale Oct. 4. The renowned historian has his own spirited past. By Pamela J. Johnson Sept. 2005 Raised in a Catholic orphanage, Kevin Starr found…

On Our Own Two Feet

On Our Own Two Feet

October 1, 2004

By Katherine Yungmee KimOctober 2004Upright: The Evolutionary Key to Becoming HumanBy Craig StanfordHoughton Mifflin Company, $24.00Bipeds are bizarre.So asserts USC College anthropologist Craig Stanford in his latest book,…