The Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts & Sciences today announced they will jointly sponsor a series of six statewide public opinion polls beginning November 8, 2009, and continuing throughout California’s crucial 2010 elections for governor and U.S. Senate. See full results of the poll and text of the poll questions. Additional link to the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences News & Events article.
The USC Emeriti Center received a substantial gift from the estate of Lilia Huiying Li, wife of Professor Emeritus George O. Totten III. The trust was set up on behalf of the Emeriti Center that funded in 2009 after Lilia and George both passed away. For full details, see article in the USC Emeriti Center Colleagues for Life.
The Samuel S. Leibowitz Award for Excellence In Trial Advocacy ceremony was held May 7, 2009. The USC Mock Trial (taught by political science Adjunct Professor Atty Olu Orange) team members were nominated for the award based upon their demonstration of extraordinary advocacy skills, leadership and commitment to public interest legal work. The winner was MiRi Song. The other nominees (in alphabetical order) were: Marina Braverman, Mercedes Cook, Catherine Ngo (BA, Political Science, 2009), Christina Paquette, Jeffery Skinner and Christine Sihn.Professor
Alison Dundes Renteln's new book, Multicultural Jurisprudence: Comparative Perspectives on the Cultural Defense (Hart Publishing), has been published. The book analyzes how culture is treated in a range of legal systems. Read the interview of Professor Renteln in the University of Southern California Chronicle.
Professor Ange-Marie Hancock has been selected Director of the Center for Feminist Research "New Directions Seminar" for 2009-2010. The CFR Steering Committee was both impressed and enthused by her proposal for a seminar entitled Intersectional Solidarity. The seminar seeks to ". . .integrate issues of race, ethnicity, class, and sexualities," and ". . .'encourage(s) conversations about solidarity into an institution where GS scholarship is so widely dispersed'."
Jefferey Sellers has been awarded one of the grants from the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative. His project is entitled "Governance and Metropolitan Inequality: A Global Analysis." Congratulations Jeff on a well deserved recognition of your excellent research!
Graduate Student Jessie Mills has received the Department's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2007.
Alum Salutes Professor With Scholarship - Two political science majors are selected as recipients of the first Lesher Family Scholarship established in the honor of professor Alison Dundes Renteln. (Details)
Professor Ann Crigler's new book, The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior has been published. On behalf of President Steven B. Sample, Provost C.L. Max Nikias has announced the appoint of USC professor Howard Gillman as dean of USC College! (Details)
Professor Richard Dekmejian's new book titled Spectrum of Terror has been published.
The Second Revised Edition of International Law and U.S. Foreign Policy, written by Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Political Science Carl Q. Christol has been published.
USC Mock Trial Team Sweeps Regional Competition! Students from USC’s Mock Trial Team recently won first, second, third and fifth places and were named tournament champions at the American Mock Trial Association’s Great Western Regional Tournament held Feb. 17–18, 2007 in Los Angeles at USC.
Professor Ann Crigler is the first recipient of the David Swanson Award for Contributions to Political Communication Scholarship. The Department applauds her for this recognition by the discipline.