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Thomas Sapsford
Candidate: Ph.D., Classics
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

2017 Academic Honors Convocation

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On Monday, April 17, 2017, nine distinguished USC Ph.D. candidates across various programs were honored at the Academic Honors Convocation for their superior research, dissertations, academic teaching abilities and strengthening the Trojan community. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship supports outstanding graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in finishing the final […]


Why Does a Heart Break?

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Mysteries of the heart are explored through literature, poetry, and cinema, requiring us to examine and reexamine great loves and great loves lost. But what about the mysteries of an actual “broken heart” – the medical questions that surround when our hearts do not work the way they are intended to do. Prashan De Zoysa, […]

Understanding People and Product Appeal – Electronic Cigarettes

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Doctoral student Nicholas Goldenson conducts research as a member of the University of Southern California Health, Emotion, and Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL) and is a trainee in the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (USC TCORS).  His research is focused on understanding the determinants of e-cigarette appeal and dependence to provide the federal government with comprehensive […]

April Hovav is a PhD student in Sociology and Gender Studies. She was awarded the Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Funding for International Research Panel Recap

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The Graduate School hosted a Research and Fellowships Week panel on the applying for international research fellowships and opportunities. Current USC PhD students working on dissertations that require travel and research abroad offered this advice on applying: I want to dispel the myth that you have to have the perfect proposal. The reviewers of your […]

Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto is a fifth-year PhD Candidate at the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Panel Recap

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The Graduate School hosted a Research and Fellowships Week panel on the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship program. Current USC NSF PhD students and Graduate School staff offered this advice on why and how apply for this prestigious fellowship: Illustrate in your application an interdisciplinary approach to your research.   Remember the NSF […]

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters is an etching by the Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya.

USC PhD Profile: Jacqueline Sheean

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Understanding the Madness Within On All Hallows’ Eve, people delight in the ghouls and goblins that go bump in the night. We squeal and giggle over the prospect of external terrors that our minds remind us are only fantasies – we are safe. But what happens when the mind itself turns on us and the […]

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Pics from the USC Annenberg Fellowship Symposium!

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  On April 21st, 2016, the USC Graduate School hosted the eighth annual USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship Research & Creative Project Symposium. Students from Annenberg, Viterbi, and Cinematic Arts all came together to showcase their research for all to see! Check out some of the photos from this awesome event and remember to join us […]

USC PhD Profile: Fei Fang

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Fei Fang, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering, successfully defended her thesis this month and is about to accept a tenure-track Faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University! We caught up with Fei to congratulate her and do a short Q&A. Did you hold any Fellowships while […]

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Q&A with USC Alum Carie Frantz, Co-Founder of Young Researchers Program

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The USC Young Researchers Program pairs talented USC-area high school students with USC research groups for a summer of research under the supervision of faculty and graduate students. It was founded by Earth Science graduate students Laurie Chong and Carie Frantz in 2008. Students get to experience first-hand the excitement of research in real university […]

Leah Aldridge, Graduate Student Advocate for Fellowships

Meet Graduate Student Advocate for Fellowships: Leah Aldridge

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In addition to being the Graduate Student Advocate for Fellowships, Leah is a USC School of Cinematic Arts PhD candidate. The focus of her research examines the international circulation of black cinematic images. Specifically she investigates the historical and industrial determinants that trigger Hollywood black film production cycles and analyzes their consumption abroad. Leah’s Role at the Graduate School […]