Stories by Susan Andrews:
New Director Appointed for USC Wrigley Institute
Roberta Marinelli has been appointed the new director of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies by USC College dean Howard Gillman.
Professors Receive Millions in NIH Funding
Faculty in USC College’s Department of Biological Sciences earned exceptionally high priority scores from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during the past year, which will translate to generous funding for their diverse research projects.
Shifting From Page to Stage
Veronica Franco, history’s most complex and colorful courtesan, appears in many forms in the office of Margaret Rosenthal, professor of Italian, comparative literature and English in USC College.
A Passion for Fashion
Brainy and beautiful, Mandana Dayani ’03, JD ’07 could pass for a fashion model.
High-Flying Project Gets Off the Ground
Southern California, a place of sunbeams, major motion picture companies, pricey real estate, Disneyland – and the aerospace industry.
Katzenberg Honored by Shoah Foundation institute
Stars and supporters of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute came together Dec. 9 in Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre to honor film producer, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, philanthropist and humanitarian Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Political Polling as Much an Art as a Science
Undergraduate students in USC College’s practicum course in American politics took to the phones, but not to call or text their friends.
Haw: A Driving Force for the Environment
Navigating Los Angeles without a car is possible and worth the change of habit.
Gillman Appoints First Vice Dean of Students for USC College
Dean Howard Gillman announced that he has appointed Donal Manahan, professor of biological sciences, as the first vice dean of students at USC College.
Who We Are and Why
Without consciousness — that is, a mind endowed with subjectivity — you would have no way of knowing who you are.
Voting Out of Habit
While you may think you know why you vote on election day, think again.
The Future of Biodiversity
In the Sichuan province of China, there is an abundance of orchards but no bees.
Methanol: A Fuel for the Future
USC College scholars George Olah and Surya Prakash share a passion for the power and possibilities of the methanol economy.
USC Center for Applied Math Sciences Turns 20
The USC Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences, a research unit housed in the Department of Mathematics at USC College, marks its 20th anniversary this year.
A Floral Fascination, in Full Bloom
The origin of Joseph Arditti’s orchid fascination is a simple one. It all began when he was an undergraduate and found a job helping a wealthy Bel Air resident cultivate his orchids. He repotted and did other tasks at first, but then something else took over — his work became inspiring.
He Has It All Mapped Out
Not long ago, people referred to their Thomas Brother guides to find out how to get across town. Now they access GPS navigation systems or tap into mapping programs on iPhones, Blackberries or other devices.
Not Your Typical Summer Class
One of the new courses in the summer lineup of USC College‘s Problems Without Passports program takes students to the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island and to Oceania, a region mostly composed of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Tweet as Can Be
Loud and lively singers, some liken the sound of finches to toy trumpets.
And the Leadership Award Goes to …
In honor of its leadership in social activism and innovative solutions to global issues, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education received the 2010 Walter Cronkite Civic Engagement Leadership Award.
USC College Senior Interns at U.N.
“Mr. President, U.N. Watch welcomes the draft resolution concerning Kyrgyzstan.”
Geller Named New Director of USC College-Keck School Program
USC College Dean Howard Gillman has announced the hiring of Kenneth Geller as the new director of the USC College-Keck School of Medicine Academic and Advising Program.
USC College 2020 — Now, for the Future
Creating the college of the future is the impetus behind College 2020.
Geography Courses Now Mapped Out
USC College has launched a new Web site for its online Geographic Information Science and Technology Master of Science and Graduate Certificate Programs.
A Clash Between Reality and Fantasy
Commanding, evocative and unmistakable. With nine white steel and concrete letters standing 30 feet wide and 45 feet tall, the Hollywood Sign is one of the most recognized symbols in the world.