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USC Student Wins Children’s Book Award Published: March 30, 2012 2:36 PM
Donalisa Helsley has been writing since she was in first grade.
Managers, Can You Hear Him Now? Published: March 26, 2012 1:44 PM
“Two years ago when I retired I was asked to write a book, and that was the last thing I wanted to do,” said Dennis F. Strigl, former CEO of Verizon Wireless.
Vast Waters of the South Pacific Published: March 7, 2012 9:50 AM
Amid a vast ocean, in the belly of a ship, a voyager contends with his own solitude and seasickness in the opening of USC professor Alain Borer’s poem “Sleep Log.”
Kaya Press Moves to USC Dornsife Published: February 24, 2012 8:38 AM
In her first book, Magnetic Refrain, Nicky Sa-Eun Schildkraut, a Ph.D. student in literature and creative writing at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, frames her poetry collection around themes of loss and waves of flight as a result of the Korean War.
How Will Hollywood’s History be Written? Published: February 23, 2012 8:27 AM
Hollywood’s deep-seated desire to honor the past most recently was evident by this year’s nominations of history-heavy movies.
Life on the Rez Published: February 9, 2012 12:10 PM
In the 1950s in the small village of Ball Club, Minn., a school lunch program created a nasty rift.
What Lies Beneath the Asbestos Crisis Published: February 8, 2012 2:45 PM
When thousands of workers filed lawsuits against employers in search of asbestos injury compensation, Congress planned to create a national social insurance program for asbestos claims but failed.
NYPD Expert Breaks Down Al Qaeda's Plots Published: February 7, 2012 9:20 AM
Perceptions of Al Qaeda as a highly organized, rigidly centralized group that spanned the globe and exercised a precise strategy to defeat the West have proven to be untrue, Mitchell Silber said on Jan. 17 at the first of an ongoing lecture forum offered by the USC National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events.
Book Examines Racial Equity in Higher Education Published: January 25, 2012 8:19 AM
A new book by USC Rossier School of Education professor Estela Mara Bensimon examines equity issues at institutions of higher education.
USC Marshall Researcher Examines Human Capital Published: January 17, 2012 3:06 PM
Evidence, not intuition, guides effective human resource leadership.
USC Professor Reflects on War Time Published: January 17, 2012 1:35 PM
USC Gould School of Law professor Mary L. Dudziak has written War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, a reflection on war and the laws enacted during conflict.
Agus’ Book Focuses on New View of Health Published: January 17, 2012 11:04 AM
A new definition of health and how to achieve it is the subject of a new book written by David Agus, a faculty physician and researcher at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
New Book Explores Addictions and Treatment Published: December 16, 2011 8:17 AM
A new book by USC School of Social Work adjunct professor Margaret Fetting draws on her 30 years of clinical experience in chemical dependency treatment to offer a comprehensive and reflective overview of the field, as well as an imaginative treatment model.
USC Professor Rethinks Suburban Life in New Book Published: December 16, 2011 7:59 AM
USC professor Karen Tongson likes to point out that “queer life happens everywhere.” Even in the suburbs.
Banks’ Book Stirs Controversy Published: November 16, 2011 12:10 PM
Race, marriage and class were discussed and debated at a USC event last month featuring author Ralph Richard Banks.
Rotary-Dial Politics in an iPhone World Published: November 14, 2011 10:46 AM
Picture this scene from an episode of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock: Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney face off, both of them fuming.
Wag the Elephant Published: October 26, 2011 1:44 PM
In 1972 and at the height of his career, Warren Beatty became so involved in George McGovern’s presidential campaign he turned down starring roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Way We Were, The Great Gatsby and The Godfather.
New Book Analyzes Global Media Published: October 13, 2011 2:12 PM
A new book written by USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism assistant professor Paolo Sigismondi examines the unfolding dynamics of global media and entertainment.
A Conversation With Lynda Resnick Published: October 5, 2011 3:03 PM
Lynda Resnick, vice chairman of Roll Global and the marketing force behind leading companies such as POM Wonderful and Teleflora, began her career as a child actress. Her business career began at the ripe old age of 19 after she left college to open her own advertising agency.
Author Richard Banks to Discuss His Book at USC Published: September 28, 2011 9:00 AM
Ralph Richard Banks, author of the provocative new book, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone, will take part in a panel discussion on Oct. 5 sponsored by the USC Center for Law, History and Culture.
USC Rossier Faculty Members Focus on Urban Education Published: September 20, 2011 7:55 AM
USC Rossier School of Education faculty members and international colleagues address issues in urban education through the lens of equity in a new book to be released Sept. 26.
California Poet Laureate Muske-Dukes at the National Mall Published: September 19, 2011 8:07 AM
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences professor Carol Muske-Dukes will read from her two most recent books during the 11th annual National Book Festival to be held Sept. 23-25 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
She Took the Tiger by the Tail Published: September 19, 2011 7:50 AM
The past year has been a whirlwind for Téa Obreht. The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences alumna was named one of the “20 Under 40” by The New Yorker and selected as one of the “5 Under 35” by the National Book Foundation.
Writing and Redemption Published: July 8, 2011 8:39 AM
Mark Richard didn’t intend to write his latest book. He originally set out to explore the death of Nat Turner, an early 19th-century slave insurrectionist in Southampton County, Va., where Richard lived as a boy.
Radical Change in Management Required, Authors Say Published: May 26, 2011 10:11 AM
The only way organizations can succeed, two authors say, is to make fundamental changes to strategy, organization design and leadership.
Martin Krieger Shoots Slices of Life in L.A. Published: May 11, 2011 7:59 AM
Martin Krieger peered at the screen and saw 20 to 30 images of his heart from all different angles. It was three years ago during an echocardiogram.
A Soul Divided Published: April 26, 2011 12:40 PM
Carol Muske-Dukes was born in St. Paul, Minn. Across the Mississippi River is Minneapolis, and together they are known as Twin Cities. The poet’s birthplace provides the trope developed throughout her new book of poetry, Twin Cities.
Teaching Revolution and Resistance Published: April 12, 2011 12:31 PM
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is home to many world-class authorities on film history and theory, and Drew Casper, holder of the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Chair of American Film in the Division of Critical Studies, stands as one of the most prolific.
Science Writing for Everyone Published: April 11, 2011 7:31 AM
Do Japanese people have a special sushi-digestion gene? What are 10 things everyone must know about comets? Can giraffes swim?
Book Helps Youth Leaving Foster Care Published: April 7, 2011 8:42 AM
Each year more than 25,000 youth age out of the American foster care system to face uncertain futures as young adults.
Raider of the Lost Archive Published: March 24, 2011 7:46 AM
A few years before her fatal overdose on barbiturates and sedatives, Marilyn Monroe purchased two lockable filing cabinets, one tan and one gray.
Scripting Stories of the Voiceless Published: March 4, 2011 1:00 PM
For USC College professor Marjorie Becker, writing is not an arduous task.
Cliff Falls, Picks Himself Up Published: February 8, 2011 2:14 PM
Sit down for a few hours with writer Cliff "C.B." Shiepe ’91 and you get little bits of wisdom.
New Book Explores China’s Public Diplomacy Published: January 13, 2011 12:48 PM
A new book edited by USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism associate professor of public relations Jian "Jay" Wang, takes on a timely topic.
David M. Carter Delves Into Money Games Published: January 7, 2011 7:31 AM
David M. Carter has written a new book that analyzes the evolution of sports.
A Wonder of the Modern World Published: December 2, 2010 7:44 AM
Joseph Strauss’ audacity to try out for football as a spare 5-foot-3 undergraduate at the University of Cincinnati led to the creation of the Golden Gate Bridge.
New Fotonovela Deals With Dementia Published: November 23, 2010 8:26 AM
An estimated 35.6 million people worldwide are living with dementia, according to a report by Alzheimer’s Disease International.
Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity Published: November 12, 2010 1:20 PM
Celebrity, these days, takes on many forms - from the glamorous Hollywood icon to the irreverent YouTube sensation.
Who We Are and Why Published: November 12, 2010 12:07 PM
The brain, mind, self and consciousness, on their own and in relationship to each other, are the focus of Antonio Damasio's lifelong research and his latest book Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain.
Strong China Has Meant Peace in East Asia Published: November 12, 2010 8:01 AM
As China’s economic ascendancy and military expansion has prompted fears of a more aggressive China, a timely new book recasts the prevailing understanding of East Asian relations, showing how a strong China has historically created stability in East Asia, not conflict.
USC’s Fountains and Flourishes on Display Published: September 30, 2010 8:06 AM
A just-published book of photographs, Fountains and Flourishes of the University of Southern California, spotlights the many architectural and landscape embellishments across campus.
Climbing the Ladder of Success Published: September 22, 2010 7:58 AM
It would take a very big book to illustrate all the highlights of Arthur C. Bartner’s 40 years leading the USC Trojan Marching Band.
The End of Music Published: September 16, 2010 8:29 AM
Even people who admit to being tone-deaf could once tell the difference between radio static and music. Not anymore.
Sorting Through Self-Esteem Issues Published: September 14, 2010 1:48 PM
Katherine Schwarzenegger felt something was amiss one day last summer when she overheard her young cousins chatting with each other about their bodies.
A Tart Slice of Literature Published: September 14, 2010 8:52 AM
Even a cognoscente of the written word like Aimee Bender admits the difficulty in communicating feelings.
The Tortoise and the Snare Published: June 15, 2010 7:52 AM
The tortoise, long revered for its pace, good looks and mobile home, may be a victim of its own success as this living fossil is in danger of disappearing.
A Clash Between Reality and Fantasy Published: April 14, 2010 9:11 AM
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.
For-Profit Colleges Focus of New Book Published: February 9, 2010 8:08 AM
For-profit colleges such as the University of Phoenix and Capella University have expanded rapidly in recent years amid questions about their educational quality and student loan default rates.
Tracing the Roots of Discrimination Published: January 8, 2010 7:45 AM
Maria Elena Martinez’s book, Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion and Gender in Colonial Mexico, the first in-depth study of the purity of blood concept and repercussions, has won two awards.
No Myths, Just Monk Published: November 6, 2009 6:25 AM
Every day for almost a year, USC College professor Robin D. G. Kelley dug through junk to find a man. In a storage facility stacked to the ceiling with overflowing bags and boxes, Kelley donned a dust mask and spent...
May You Stay Forever Young Published: June 5, 2009 9:07 AM
Before plastic surgery and Botox, an ancient culture had a different way of dealing with the quest for eternal youth.
Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic Published: June 4, 2009 9:42 AM
Was English explorer Henry Hudson, the man credited by Europeans with the discovery of New York, murdered in cold blood by his own crew?
The Brightest Moon of the Century Published: May 25, 2009 3:02 PM
by Christopher Meeks, White Whisker Books, $18.95
How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror Published: May 25, 2009 3:00 PM
by Reza Aslan, Random House, $26
The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary Published: May 25, 2009 2:58 PM
by Erin Graff Zivin, Duke University Press, $21.95
The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life Published: April 13, 2009 12:50 PM
by Dave Logan and Steve Zaffron, Jossey-Bass, $27.95
Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation Published: April 13, 2009 12:49 PM
by Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson, The MIT Press, $34
The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism Is Seducing America Published: April 13, 2009 12:47 PM
by Drew Pinsky and S. Mark Young, Harper Collins, $26.99
Correcting Errors in Pronunciation: A Resource Manual for ESL/EFL Teachers Published: April 6, 2009 12:44 PM
by Julietta Shakhbagova, Figueroa Press, $125
It’s All for the Kids: Gender, Families and Youth Sports Published: April 6, 2009 12:37 PM
by Michael A. Messner, University of California Press, $21.95
Global California: Rising to the Cosmopolitan Challenge Published: April 6, 2009 12:05 PM
by Abraham F. Lowenthal, Stanford University Press, $21.95
Natural Language: What It Means & How We Use It Published: March 2, 2009 11:32 AM
by Scott Soames, Princeton University Press, $39.50
The Politics of Exclusion: The Failure of Race-Neutral Policies in Urban America Published: March 2, 2009 11:12 AM
by Leland T. Saito, Stanford University Press, $22.95
The Women Published: March 2, 2009 11:08 AM
by T.C. Boyle, Viking, $27.95
The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture Published: February 16, 2009 11:47 AM
by Bruce R. Smith, University of Chicago Press, $39
Advanced Numerical Models for Simulating Tsunami Waves and Runup Published: February 16, 2009 11:43 AM
by Philip L.-F Liu, Harry Yeh and Costas Synolakis, World Scientific, $77
A Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford Published: February 16, 2009 11:36 AM
by Richard Reeves, W.W. Norton, $14.95
Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives Published: February 9, 2009 12:28 PM
by Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau, Financial Times Press, $39.99
The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories for Film, TV and the Web Published: February 9, 2009 11:57 AM
by Norman Hollyn, New Riders, $44.99
Moscow & St. Petersburg 1900-1920: Art, Life & Culture Published: February 9, 2009 11:55 AM
by John E. Bowlt, Vendome Press, $50
Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West Published: January 26, 2009 12:16 PM
by James Lawrence Powell, University of California Press, $27.50
Love, West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles Published: January 26, 2009 12:13 PM
by Chris Freeman and James J. Berg, Alyson Books, $16.95
Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon Published: January 26, 2009 12:11 PM
by Nancy C. Lutkehaus, Princeton University Press, $29.95
The Hurt Business: Oliver Mayer’s Early Works [+] Plus Published: January 19, 2009 12:08 PM
by William Anthony Nericcio, Hyperbole Books, $24.95
And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl: The Jewish Past as Told by the Records We Have Loved and Lost Published: January 19, 2009 12:08 PM
by Josh Kun and Roger Bennett, Crown Publishing Group, $24.95
Bullish on Uncertainty: How Organizational Cultures Transform Participants Published: January 19, 2009 12:07 PM
by Alexandra Michel and Stanton Wortham, Cambridge University Press, $27.99
Fighting for Foreigners: Immigration and Its Impact on Japanese Democracy Published: January 12, 2009 12:01 PM
by Apichai W. Shipper, Cornell University Press, $35
Tall If Published: January 12, 2009 11:57 AM
by Mark Irwin, Western Michigan University Press, $14
Language Planning and Policy Published: January 12, 2009 11:56 AM
ed. by Robert B. Kaplan and Richard B. Baldauf Jr., Multilingual Matters Ltd., prices vary
No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-Hour News Cycle Published: December 8, 2008 11:51 AM
by Howard Rosenberg and Charles S. Feldman, Continuum, $24.95
The Architecture Student’s Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th edition Published: December 8, 2008 11:51 AM
ed. by The American Institute of Architects, John Wiley & Sons, $100
Playing the Past: History and Nostalgia in Video Games Published: December 8, 2008 11:32 AM
by Zach Whalen and Laurie N. Taylor, Vanderbilt University Press, $27.95
The Clothing of the Renaissance World Published: December 1, 2008 11:32 AM
by Margaret F. Rosenthal and Ann Rosalind Jones, Thames & Hudson, $125
Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion and Gender in Colonial Mexico Published: December 1, 2008 11:30 AM
by María Elena Martínez, Stanford University Press, $65
The University Published: December 1, 2008 11:29 AM
by Kenyon B. De Greene, Xlibris, $19.99
Oliver Mayer: Collected Plays Published: November 17, 2008 11:29 AM
by Oliver Mayer, No Passport Press, $19.95
Modern Bamboo Structures Published: November 17, 2008 11:28 AM
by Yan Xiao, Masafumi Inoue and Shyam K. Paudel, CRC Press, $159.95
The Shadow Catcher Published: November 17, 2008 11:25 AM
by Marianne Wiggins, Simon & Schuster, $15
The Civic Life of American Religion Published: November 10, 2008 11:25 AM
by Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts, Stanford University Press, $19.95
Beyond Barbie & Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming Published: November 10, 2008 11:24 AM
by Yasmin B. Kafai, Carrie Heeter, Jill Denner and Jennifer Y. Sun; The MIT Press, $29.95
The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, Second Edition Published: November 10, 2008 11:21 AM
by Art Kleiner, Jossey-Bass, $29.95