Stories by Meg Sullivan:
Patient-Consent Guidelines Defended
USC bioethicist Alexander Capron backs panel’s recommendations on protecting research subjects.
New Renaissance Scholars Prize to Reward Undergraduates for Breadth and Depth of Study
1999 Valedictorian: Alaina K. Kipps
She has a 4.0 GPA, is bilingual, plays the French horn, and was co-captain of the women’s volleyball team. Her volunteer work with JEP helped to shape her future.
USC bioethicist rejects criticism of ‘discriminatory’ patient-consent guidelines
Keeping Their Eyes on the Academic Prize
Clear goals raise community college retention rates for African American men, Rossier study says.
Celebrating Latino Culture in L.A.
New book edited by SC2 Director Michael Dear records a ‘pivotal moment’ in ethnic group’s identity.
$1.3 Million in SC2 Grants Goes to 26 Researchers
How Sharing Meat Led to Sharper Minds
Anthropologist examines strategy of early hunters.
Helping Newest Teachers Learn the Ropes
Rossier program targets bilingual education in the post-Prop. 227 era.
Testimony From the Youngest Witnesses
A new test, co-developed by a USC law professor, helps children meet the basic requirements to show competency for courtroom oath-taking.
Quake Strategy: Motivate, Don’t Frighten
Close to half the households in California have taken no steps to prepare for a major earthquake. A new study says that overly threatening public service announcements may be part of the problem.
Study Says Generation Gap WeakensSafety Net for Aging Mexican Americans
As immigrant families assimilate, grandchildren grow more distant from their elders, research shows.
City Human Relations Commission Needs Reform, USC Study Finds
USC Student Video Demystifies State Board
When Cal/OSHA needed to explain appeals process, the schools of law and cinema stepped in to help.
Study Shows Breast Cancer Patients Adjust
Distress at recurrence eases over time, researchers say.
How Universities Can Stand Out From the Crowd
In a forthcoming book, higher education expert William Tierney advises institutions to create a distinctive identity — and stay with it.
A Legal Scholar Who Crosses Boundaries
New professor Mary Dudziak’s forthcoming book looks at how the Cold War abroad affected civil rights at home.
USC’s Master Builder
Pierre Koenig, known for his sleek glass-and-steel designs, spreads the gospel of sustainable architecture.
Law Student’s Ambitious Final Project: a Film
Petra Brando, actor’s daughter, airs the plight of the mentally ill in a professional-looking documentary.
Restoring Order in the Courts
L.A. law needs to become more user friendly, a new USC study says.
Family Man Wins Gerontology’s Triple Crown
Reforming Schools: Setting Higher Standards for Students
An Election News Milestone Turns 50
A historian takes a keen look at the biased new reports on Harry S. Truman.
Class of 2002 Is Strong
SATs average 1243; National Merit Scholars increase to 140