Stories by Laurie Moore:
Analyzing life on a molecular level
Three faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences received research grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop and apply innovative methods to analyze data on proteins, genes and their interactions.
Meet the Music Man
In 1993, in a small, dingy apartment in Berkeley, Calif., Warner Bros. Records producer Rob Cavallo ’85 sat on an overturned bucket. He listened, rapt, while a punk band of three scruffy 20-somethings belted out their latest songs.
Enlightening the West
Born in Tokyo to a Japanese Buddhist mother and a British Christian father, Duncan Ryûken Williams believes it is his destiny to serve as a bridge between the religions and cultures of his upbringing.
A Digital Landscape of Diseases
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences scientists and their colleagues have been awarded a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study disease connections as part of a collective of research centers.
A winged vampire feeds on a girl’s lifeless body. A skeleton dressed in a black cape and epaulets juggles a knife, two pistols and a cannon ball. A woman holding a red flag emblazoned with the word svoboda (“freedom”) faces a circle of soldiers with their bayonets drawn.
She Took the Tiger by the Tail
The past year has been a whirlwind for Téa Obreht ’06.
Writing and Redemption
Mark Richard didn’t intend to write his latest book.
Keeper of the Wild
Ann Muscat PhD ’83 walks up the sun-dappled path of Catalina Island’s Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden, the sand crunching beneath the heels of her hiking boots.
Devoted to the City of Roses
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences history professor Bill Deverell has spent his academic career exploring the history and culture of California.
Equality On and Off the Field
Michael Messner has spent the last 25 years studying the role gender plays in sports and likewise how sports influence society’s views of gender.
In Memoriam: Kam Kuwata, 57
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences alumnus and political strategist Kam Kuwata, who worked for Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the late Sen. Alan Cranston, has died. He was 57.
Remembering Their Stories
Watching a visual testimony from a Holocaust survivor is a deeply moving, powerful and unforgettable experience.
Motors on a Mission
Within each of our bodies are billions of neurons. These cells relay chemical and electrical signals, forming vast networks that comprise the human nervous system.
The Power of Change
When Divinity Matovu ’08 chose Kenya as her study abroad destination during her senior year in USC College, she had no idea that this one decision dramatically would alter countless lives in addition to her own.
In Memoriam, W. Ross Winterowd, 80
USC College’s W. Ross Winterowd, renowned teacher and author in the field of rhetoric, died after complications with pneumonia on Jan. 21 in Huntington Beach. He was 80.
Stories Set in Stone
When four members of the USC College Department of Earth Sciences took a fieldwork expedition to the United Kingdom, they didn’t have to venture out to the middle of nowhere, drive on dirt roads for hours or hike miles to reach their destination.
Reading, Writing and Gardening
Anne McKnight’s class of 25 students took the idea of farm-to-table cuisine literally when they prepared lunch to mark the end of the fall semester.
A New Way to Fight Gangs With Jobs
Armed with a plan of action and a stack of job applications, Caitlin Smith enters the Los Angeles home of 19-year-old gang member Edgar*.
Both the rate and direction of axon growth in the spinal cord can be controlled, according to new research by USC College professor Samantha Butler and her collaborators.
Pass It Forward
The left forearm of Keary Colbert ’06 bears an “SC” tattoo, his right shirt sleeve, the clasped hands logo of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is a man who takes pride in his history and his alliances.
Hooked on Art History
Amy Von Lintel believes art history goes beyond what hangs on the walls of museums or fills the pages of textbooks. The field is alive, constantly changing and much closer to home than one might think.
Kevin Starr Awarded L.A. Times Book Prize
Kevin Starr, University Professor and professor of history at USC College, has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history for Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance 1950-1963.
Lowenthal Wins Stanley T. Olafson Award
Abe Lowenthal, a renowned expert on United States foreign policy, has been chosen to receive the World Trade Week 2010 Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award to recognize his accomplishments in international trade.
The Mechanisms of Memory
It’s not a unique situation in scientific research to have a hypothesis disputed. But finally having visual evidence that basically closes the books on decades of scientific debate is a unique and sweet success.