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Pamela Johnson

Pamela J. Johnson

Pamela J. Johnson is editorial director at USC Dornsife Communication. She oversees the written storytelling at USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Johnson writes stories in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. She was previously an award-winning, 20-year journalist at the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, and Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.

Stories by Pamela J. Johnson:

A Nobel victory

Arieh Warshe
Photo: Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Arieh Warshel’s journey to winning the Nobel Prize has been an intriguing one — from his birth on a kibbutz in Israel to his time at the University of Cambridge, England, where he published his seminal work, to his revolutionary research at USC Dornsife. (Photo/Max Gerber)

It began with an off-the-cuff remark. When enrolling at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Arieh Warshel asked his friend Eliezer Finkman what he should study.

USC Dornsife signs pact to enrich Iranian studies

USC Dornsife Dean Steve A. Kay, left, shakes hands with Ali Razi, chair of the Farhang Foundation board of trustees, during a recent signing ceremony. Al Checcio, senior vice president for USC Advancement, is sitting at right. Standing from left: Hassan Izad, Farhang’s chief financial officer; Haleh Emrani, chair of Farhang’s Iranian Studies Council; and Ahmad Gramian, vice chair of Farhang’s board of trustees. (USC Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)
Photo: USC Dornsife Dean Steve A. Kay, left, shakes hands with Ali Razi, chair of the Farhang Foundation board of trustees, during a recent signing ceremony. Al Checcio, senior vice president for USC Advancement, is sitting at right. Standing from left: Hassan Izad, Farhang’s chief financial officer; Haleh Emrani, chair of Farhang’s Iranian Studies Council; and Ahmad Gramian, vice chair of Farhang’s board of trustees. (USC Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)

In a recent signing ceremony, the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Farhang Foundation sealed the deal on a long-term commitment to enhance the study and research of Iranian art and culture at the university.