Stories by Carl Marziali:
Bonahon to go on research leave as a Simons fellow
The scholar of strange shapes and unimaginable dimensions will study newly discovered connections between two fields of mathematics.
USC-spawned platform enables digital publishers to go beyond the book
The online publishing tool Scalar finds favor with authors and university presses.
National association honors Trojans for science advancements
The American Association for the Advancement of Science lauds Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and other accomplished USC scientists.
USC researcher calls for common standards in cancer modeling
Paul Macklin, assistant professor of research medicine in the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, describes a fragmented landscape with almost as many approaches to cancer modeling as there are types of cancer.
$1.9 million awarded to humanities 2.0
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been a long-standing benefactor to USC, supporting, in addition to this gift, a wide array of university initiatives.
USC leads in foundation grants
In the middle of a campaign with a record-setting goal, USC fundraising has achieved another high mark: first in foundation support among all U.S. universities.
Arieh Warshel wins Nobel Prize
Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at USC Dornsife and fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, has earned a new title: Nobel laureate.
Gen. Petraeus to visit USC
Retired Gen. David Petraeus, architect and namesake of the counterinsurgency doctrine that stabilized Iraq under U.S. and allied forces and former director of the CIA, will visit USC on March 26 to honor the university’s long commitment to veterans and ROTC students.
USC schools, programs recognized in U.S. News & World Report rankings
U.S. News & World Report ranked several USC schools and programs among the top 10 in the country in its 2014 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”
USC offers glimpses of the future
Technology media and industry experts receive a peek at the future and more at “GLIMPSE: A Digital Technology Showcase,” an exclusive event held at USC.
USC Village approved by LA City Council
USC Village, an ambitious retail and student housing project that will change the face of the university and of South Los Angeles, won approval from the City Council today.
Digital media scholars converge for first symposium
Experts in digital media from across USC gathered Dec. 7-8 for a retreat based on the premise that in the virtual world, as in the real, the whole exceeds the sum of its parts.
New faculty recruits become the recruiters
Call it the magnet effect: A run of recruiting success at USC attracts new scholars who, in turn, become powerful draws for top colleagues, students and supporters.
Lugging a weightlifting bar, a woman in a white summer dress walked in, her expression a mix of relief and exhaustion.
How to create the next ‘long boom’?
Economists from both sides of the Atlantic today found cause for guarded optimism on the global economy at the inaugural USC Global Conversation in London.
Garrett opens USC Global Conversation in London
Legal scholar and USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett welcomed a distinguished group of guests and panelists to a USC Global Conversation event.
USC puts its stamp on mail service
The United States Postal Service gets a great deal at USC — such as the right to drop a great deal of mail in one place and not worry about delivery.
Coliseum lease approved
USC and the Coliseum Commission have agreed to a lease that would redefine their relationship, placing the university in charge of managing the stadium while committing USC to at least $70 million in renovations.
Kay named new dean of USC Dornsife
Steve A. Kay has been appointed the 21st dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the university announced.
Nisei students to receive honorary degrees
USC will award honorary degrees to former Japanese-American students who were interned during World War II.
International ambassadors visit USC
In a first for what already is the most international university in America, ambassadors from 42 countries came to USC on March 2 for a panel on creation and innovation in Los Angeles.
USC introduces op-ed site
For those jaded by partisan talk radio, there is ThinkUSC.
Fasting weakens cancer in mice
Man may not live by bread alone, but cancer in animals appears less resilient, judging by a study that found chemotherapy drugs work better when combined with cycles of short, severe fasting.
$3.8 million gift funds full scholarships
The number of full-tuition scholarships at USC will rise by at least 40 over the next four years, bringing the total number of fully funded USC undergraduates to more than 180 annually, or a record 6 percent of each entering class.
ShakeOut Drills Expected to Top 9 Million Participants
More people than ever will be crouching under desks at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20, as the 2011 Great California ShakeOut gains participants in California and across the country.
USC Undergraduates: Diverse and Upwardly Mobile
USC’s entering undergraduate student body is among the most diverse, upwardly mobile and academically talented in the university’s 131-year history, with a record proportion of students who are the first in their families to go to college.
USC family celebrates campaign
The Trojan Family cheered the launch of the biggest fundraising campaign in the history of USC, and of American higher education, at a celebration Friday, Sept. 16, in Bovard Auditorium.
Ming Hsieh Institute Awards First Grants
The Ming Hsieh Institute for Engineering Medicine for Cancer – named after the longtime USC supporter and trustee, and created from his $50 million gift last fall – has announced its first research awards and will host its first event on Sept. 29.
Natural Anti-Oxidant Deserts Aging Body
When the body fights oxidative damage, it calls up a reservist enzyme that protects cells – but only if those cells are relatively young, a study has found.
New Tenure Guidelines Recognize Team Research
Significant changes in tenure guidelines, data sharing practices and internal funding promise to cement USC’s commitment to team scholarship.
USC teams with New York Times Knowledge Network
The New York Times Knowledge Network and USC have joined forces to establish and offer a new extensive online continuing education program.
Water’s Surface Not All Wet
Air and water meet over most of the earth’s surface, but exactly where one ends and the other begins turns out to be a surprisingly subtle question.
Applicant Numbers for Fall Released
More than 37,000 accomplished high school seniors from all 50 of the United States and 108 other countries have applied for an estimated 2,650 places in the fall 2011 entering class of USC.
Freeway Air Damages Brains of Mice
If mice commuted, their brains might find it progressively harder to navigate the maze of Los Angeles freeways.
Dwarfism Gene Linked to Protection From Cancer and Diabetes
A 22-year study of abnormally short individuals suggests that a growth-stunting mutation also may stunt two of humanity’s worst diseases.