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Computer scientist Yao-Yi Chiang is building software to help scholars across various disciplines enrich their research with historical maps. 
... Diversity · Sustainability · Dornsife Global · Departments & Programs · Institutes & Centers · Administrative Offices · Search Faculty & Staff · Home > News & Events > News > 2016 > February > Spatial scientist's digital mapping software opens a window into history · Subscribe to E-news ...
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An estimated 3,000 undergraduates at USC are first-generation college students. Each story is unique but they have a shared experience as a special part of the Trojan Family.

http://dornsife.usc.edu/firstgenatusc
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The research could one day create a sustainable fuel source from greenhouse gas emissions.
They're making fuel from thin air at the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. For the first time, researchers there have directly converted carbon dioxide from the air into methanol at relatively low temperatures. The work, led by USC Dornsife researchers G.K. Surya Prakash and George Olah, ...
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Nathan Perl-Rosenthal of the USC Dornsife of Department History and Sam Erman of the USC Gould School of Law examine what it means to be a "natural born citizen" from a historical and legal perspective. 
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If Congress has to pass a law for you to be a citizen you're not natural born.
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Here's a great listen for your afternoon: Prof. Manuel Pastor and Prof. Kevin Starr talk about the future of Los Angeles with Warren Olney on the final episode of "Which Way LA?" 
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Doctoral student Robin Coste Lewis' poem " Avocate' " inspires Angelenos on Metro Los Angeles. Lewis won the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry for her debut book "Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems." Celebrate her award with her today on campus dornsife.usc.edu/RCL.

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"America’s coastal cities are going to adapt, get ahead of climate change, and be just fine," writes Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife Economics Department in Harvard Business Review.

Read his take on why cities like New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and others aren't doomed to be submerged as sea levels rise. #FrontlineScholars
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Purity is the moral foundation that drives people apart — and a glue that keeps them together, a new study shows.
... Quick Facts · Diversity · Sustainability · Dornsife Global · Departments & Programs · Institutes & Centers · Administrative Offices · Search Faculty & Staff · Home > News & Events > News > 2016 > February > Purity: It both unites us and keeps us apart · Subscribe to E-news ...
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Congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen of English and American studies and ethnicity and to alumna Angela Flournoy whose debut works of fiction have been shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Literary Awards! 
PEN is thrilled to announce today the shortlists for the 2016 PEN Literary Awards. Since our announcement of the longlists, our diligent and discerning judges for our eight book awards have narrowed their choices down to their top five books. Spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, ...
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There are a lot of great events going on this week! Here's our round up. 
In this Visions and Voices Signature Event, neuroscientist and bestselling author Lisa Genova and professor and brain researcher Arthur Toga of Keck School of Medicine of USC will come together for a fascinating conversation on the impact of Alzheimer's disease on individuals, families and ...
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Set your DVR to root for our own Sam Deutsch on Jeopardy! The College Championship starts Feb. 1. 
Get ready for Jeopardy! College Championship. The two-week tournament, beginning Feb. 1, includes a USC Dornsife student competing for the $100000 grand prize. Sam Deutsch — a junior from Bethesda, Md., majoring in political economy — is one of 15 undergraduates to reach the quarterfinals this ...
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We remember Phyllis Franzek.
... Dana and David Dornsife · Quick Facts · Diversity · Sustainability · Dornsife Global · Departments & Programs · Institutes & Centers · Administrative Offices · Search Faculty & Staff · Home > News & Events > News > 2016 > January > In Memoriam: Phyllis Franzek, 65 · Subscribe to E-news ...
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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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