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USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

August 1, 2008

USC College's Shoah Foundation Institute, established by Steven Spielberg in 1994 to gather video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, has begun an international search for an executive director to…

In Memoriam: Dagmar Barnouw, 72

In Memoriam: Dagmar Barnouw, 72

May 1, 2008

Dagmar Barnouw, a pre-eminent scholar of the intellectual and cultural history of modern Germany, has died. She was 72. A professor of German and comparative literature in USC College since 1988, Barnouw suffered a stroke…

Telling an Unfinished Story

Telling an Unfinished Story

April 1, 2008

Before dying of typhus in the Dutch concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, Anne Frank wrote in her world famous diary, “… in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” If Frank…

Preserving Memories of Genocide in Rwanda

Preserving Memories of Genocide in Rwanda

February 1, 2008

In a pathbreaking new partnership to record the testimonies of genocide survivors, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is joining with IBUKA, the umbrella organization representing survivors…

UK Film Academy Recognizes Holocaust Education Resource

UK Film Academy Recognizes Holocaust Education Resource

November 1, 2007

Recollections: Eyewitnesses Remember the Holocaust, a groundbreaking DVD-ROM including Holocaust survivor and witness testimonies from the visual history archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute (SFI), won an award from…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Announces New Web Site

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Announces New Web Site

November 1, 2007

This week the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, part of the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, launched a new Web site at college.usc.edu/vhi. The institute’s visual history archive contains nearly 52,000…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Looks To Broaden Mission

May 1, 2007

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education is moving forward with its plan to expand beyond the Holocaust and document survivor memories from other acts of genocide and oppression. Calling the move an…

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

USC Profs Named Guggenheim Fellows

April 1, 2007

Two USC professors have earned Guggenheim Fellowships by focusing on two of the day’s most talked-about topics — evolution and war.fe Mary L. Dudziak of the USC Gould School of Law will use the fellowship to…

He’s Ready for His Historical Close-up

He’s Ready for His Historical Close-up

November 1, 2006

When The Teaching Company pounded the campus pavement, searching for just the right scholar, they handpicked Peter Mancall, professor of history and anthropology at USC College.Mancall had it all, recruiters determined.…

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

Putting Technology in its Place — in the Classroom

November 1, 2006

An hour into a lecture on notions of the origin of species, historian Philippa Levine instructs her students to take out their clickers. As students retrieve from their bags small, remote control-like devices, the following…