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USC Dornsife Magazine, Fall 2012/Winter 2013



Cover Story: Memory is our brain’s library, the key to our consciousness and identity. Its loss may be triggered by obesity, head injury, even traffic pollution. Can fasting help?

By Pamela J. Johnson   Full Story


More Features:




Postcards From Memory Lane

Five USC Dornsife authors from various disciplines ponder the connection between creativity and memory. by Dan Knapp



Understanding the Universal

The USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education offers a perspective on genocides that have occurred throughout the world. by Alina Tugend



Shadows & Symbols

For Macarena Gómez-Barris, memories weave a complex chronicle of culture and power in South America. by Michelle Salzman



Still Life

Judith Anne Still ’64 has devoted herself to rescuing her composer father’s forgotten legacy. by Susan Bell


Profile: Dean Steve Kay



Fostering Intellectual Courage

Meet Steve Kay, the 21st dean of USC Dornsife, and learn more about his aspirations for our scholarly community. by Emily Cavalcanti






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USC Dornsife Magazine Staff

Executive Director
Emily Cavalcanti

Senior Editor
Pamela J. Johnson

Director of Production
Daniel Knapp

Graphic Designer
Letty Avila

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Web Editor & Writer
Laura Paisley

Senior Video Producer
Mira Zimet

Media/Social Media Specialist & Writer
Michelle Salzman

Staff Writer
Susan Bell

Letitia Franklin