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Documentaries and talks from the USC US-China Center

The University of Southern California's US-China Institute has a huge number of videos on YouTube regarding China, Taiwan, history, global diplomacy, etc. [more inside]
posted by jiawen on Feb 22, 2014 - 2 comments

How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense

How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense: Report looks at methods of corporate abuse, suggests steps toward reform [Full Report (PDF)] [Executive Summary (PDF)] [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Mar 11, 2012 - 27 comments

And if this old world starts a getting you down, there's room enough for two - up on the roof

At the University of Southern California, in the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love…making atop the roof of the campus' Waite Phillips Hall. Photos of the tryst went *cough* "viral" this week, and in the aftermath of the incident, the male Kappa Sigma member has gone into hiding. Web forum Hipinion checks in with some Photoshop re-interpretations of the couple's romp.
posted by porn in the woods on Apr 3, 2011 - 129 comments

Practical effects has really fallen by the wayside the last few years, but uh.. i like to bring it back.. *camera pans*

movies. [SLYT] By Good Neighbor. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Dec 14, 2010 - 10 comments

Ego is the enemy of imagination.

"We do not think our way to right action. We act our way to right thinking." David Milch talks to students in USC class Religion, Media and Hollywood. Not for everyone but I find pretty much anything this guy says fascinating. Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6.
posted by Manhasset on Dec 27, 2008 - 19 comments

Gloria in electronica

The University of South Carolina recently completed an ambitious survey of all medieval texts in the state for an exhibit at the university library. All the works were scanned and archived electronically. However, not only can you view the texts online, you can hear the university's chorus sing (MP3) the musical manuscripts. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 18, 2008 - 8 comments

The Brain Trust Project

The Brain Trust Project “is a non-partisan organization dedicated to developing smarter public policy by supporting the role of academics in creating solutions for the political problems facing us today.” The website is the work of USC undergraduates Mathew Morgan and Colin Koproske.
posted by Colloquial Collision on May 14, 2007 - 22 comments

A quoi ça sert l’amour? - Live action version

"A quoi ça sert l’amour?" (previously) is an adorable cartoon set to a fantastic old song by Edith Piaf; recently, students at USC Film School set out to act out a live version of the cartoon, results here.
posted by jonson on Sep 5, 2006 - 15 comments

Anyone want a prestigious award for online journalism?

Anyone want a prestigious award for journalism? The USC Annenberg School for Journalism is accepting entries for the 2003 Online Journalism Awards, for independent and affiliated sites in eight different categories, including online commentary and creative use of the medium. So, who would you nominate? Any hidden treasures of the web this year?
posted by insomnia_lj on Jul 18, 2003 - 2 comments

PETA

PETA is at it again, but this time they know not with whom they trifle. PETA's Kristie Phelps sent a letter to Dr. John Palms, president of the University of South Carolina, requesting that USC "bench" their athletic teams' moniker "The Fighting Gamecocks," because, well, it's funnier to read the press release and letter for yourself. The letter elicited this response and this news story in The State, our local paper. (Note the further link from there to the readers' forum, which is pretty damn hilarious in its own right.)
posted by alumshubby on Oct 18, 2001 - 74 comments

A call for help

A call for help
I swear I read an article that listed a female USC student that was on one of the planes, but can't find it anywhere. Can anyone help out with an URL? I've got an upset friend who attended USC and would like to have any info she can find.
posted by jragon on Sep 12, 2001 - 8 comments

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