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This year, did you participate in community service to benefit the university and surrounding neighborhoods? Apply for Joint Educational Project Community Service Awards! Applications are available at https://dornsife.usc.edu/jep-announcements
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Sarah Feakins studies climate change by reconstructing climates of the past going back millions of years to understand how warming temperatures will affect the planet in the future. 
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This week's events include a presidential inauguration preview, a rally for inclusion and tolerance, and more. 
For the first Unruh Institute of Politics program of the semester, a discussion on the upcoming Inauguration will be hosted. Journalists and experts will weigh in on what to expect at the event, and what to expect in the next 100 days. Special guests include Dan Schwerin, Adam Nagourney, Seema Mehta ...
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We are saddened by the passing of Professor Kevin Starr, one of the leading historians of the Golden State and a "USC treasure." 
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A computer algorithm for analyzing time-lapse biological images could make it easier for scientists and clinicians to find and track multiple molecules in living organisms. The technique is faster, less expensive and more accurate than current methods — and it even works with cell phone images. 
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Want to honor a USC faculty member for their support and mentorship? Nominate them for a USC Mentoring Award! The nomination deadline is Jan. 27. 
Purpose. The USC Mentoring Awards honor individual faculty members for helping to build a supportive academic environment through faculty-to-student mentoring and faculty-to-faculty mentoring. Award Categories. • Faculty Mentoring Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Medical Residents, and Fellows.
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Students get creative to promote sustainability at USC, from innovative water conservation methods to menu updates that could lower greenhouse gas emissions. 
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For years, scientists have puzzled over what prompts the double-helix of DNA to open its two strands and start replication. Knowing this could be the key to understanding how organisms — from healthy cells to cancerous tumors — replicate and multiply for their survival. 
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In Los Angeles Times Books, William Deverell shares his memories of Kevin Starr: "We have lost one of our giant trees with his passing. There is solace in yet having his work, of course, and he would appreciate and understand that." 
Kevin Starr mastered the stage whisper. At a stiff faculty or committee meeting, and with twinkle in his eye, he’d bring a hand or a book to his mouth, and, thus poorly disguised, offer a thought, a bon mot, an impertinent question, or even a joke. It was his version of sotto voce, but it came out basso profundo, since he raised, instead of lowered, his voice when he spoke in this way. He sometimes began laughing even before he’d finished spea...
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Alumni, on Feb. 8 join USC Dornsife Dean Amber Miller for the Herbert G. Klein Lecture on Civic and Community Leadership. 
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On KPCC's "Take Two," Professor Ange-Marie Hancock weighs in on President Barack Obama's legacy in California. 
The President found some of his strongest support in the Golden State, and his legacy will continue to ripple up and down the coast long after he's gone.
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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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