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Maymester courses gives students the chance to get out of the classroom and study a subject in the field. This summer, students in “Introduction to Buddhist Literature" visited Buddhist communities throughout Los Angeles to see how ancient texts are used in contemporary Buddhism.
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The weird and wonderful 18-acre sculpture garden known as "The Hermitage" in Santa Barbara, California, was created by USC Dornsife alumnus Theodore Roosevelt Gardner II.

Gardner, an award-winning novelist, essayist and newspaper columnist, shares how the sculpture garden came to be in this Q&A. His answers are just as fun as his whimsical garden.
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Find out how the USC Shoah Foundation is playing a leading role in commemorating the Rwanda genocide that took place 20 years ago.

Donald Miller is also leading an effort to document the genocide. Miller, executive director of the USC Dornsife Center for Religion and Civic Culture, is writing a book based on 260 interviews with orphans and widows who survived the Rwandan genocide. Read more about his work here: http://ow.ly/yVhUN
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At the recent kickoff for Tavis Smiley Foundation's Ending Poverty campaign, professor Manuel Pastor shared some tough truths about poverty in L.A. However, rigorous research helps determine the best solutions, he said. 
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To our Trojan Family and friends, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
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USC Dornsife scientists have developed a long-lasting, water-based organic battery built from cheap, eco-friendly parts.
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What do you get when USC Dornsife poets and USC Thornton School of Music composers collaborate? Listen to their beautiful music and find out: http://youtu.be/PSQ9IVEbgdA

The "Writer and Composer" is a unique graduate-level course. Student writers, vocalists and composers collaborate on creative projects, culminating with a public performance of their work at the end of the semester.
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A year to conduct research in your area of expertise? It sounds like a dream! Professor Francis Bonahon will get to do just that with the Simons Fellowship he received. Bonahon will study new connections between two fields of mathematics: quantum topology and hyperbolic geometry.
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After a few bumps in the road, senior Ishan Shah returns to USC Dornsife as a political science major — and as the youngest member of the Ohlone College Board of Trustees.
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Christine Hameline '08 is captured for "The Face of Malibu" portrait project, highlighting Malibu’s movers and shakers.
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We are so excited for "The Book of Life" by Professor Deborah Harkness! Get the scoop on the final book in her All Souls Trilogy in this Q&A.
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Professor Bruce Zuckerman preserves humanity's past with a digital technology that captures a world of minute detail.
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USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is the university's primary center for research and education in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. The largest, oldest and most diverse of USC’s 19 academic schools, USC Dornsife is home to more than 30 academic departments, 140 majors and minors, more than 20 Ph.D. programs and 30 research centers and institutes.



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