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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.

Health

Grant supports collaborative approach to ovarian cancer treatment research

Michael Press, professor of pathology at the Keck School, and his collaborators from several other institutions are examining the genetics of ovarian cancer.
Photo: Michael Press, professor of pathology at the Keck School, and his collaborators from several other institutions are examining the genetics of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer frequently goes undiagnosed until it has spread, making it difficult to treat and often fatal. Research into genetic mechanisms of ovarian cancer at USC recently received a boost thanks to a more than $300,000 grant from the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation.

Renowned scientists lead cluster hire of new Trojans

Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson, along with a number of faculty, researchers and staff in the field of brain mapping and neuroimaging, will join USC in the fall.
Photo: Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson, along with a number of faculty, researchers and staff in the field of brain mapping and neuroimaging, will join USC in the fall.

USC is about to get even brainier. Already a leading center for research on the neurological basis of emotion, the university announced on May 10 a major cluster hire of about 110 faculty, researchers and multidisciplinary staff in the field of brain mapping and neuroimaging.