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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…

Taking History to School

Taking History to School

August 1, 2006

The nine-year-old boy stood in the front of the classroom, under a hand-made sign reading “friar's quarters.” He held a slip of paper, from which he read out to his classmates, slowly and carefully:…

Renowned Scholar Joins USC College

Renowned Scholar Joins USC College

March 1, 2006

Regarded as one of the country’s preeminent scholars in African American history, Robin D.G. Kelley will join the faculty of USC College July 1. He will hold a joint appointment as a professor of history and American…

USC and Shoah Foundation Team Up

USC and Shoah Foundation Team Up

October 1, 2005

Like many girls her age, Rose Sher grew up watching and rewatching Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park.” But the 21-year-old USC senior no longer believes these timeless feature films…

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

Starr Treatment for the 31st State

September 1, 2005

USC College Professor Kevin Starr's new book, "California, a History," goes on sale Oct. 4. The renowned historian has his own spirited past. By Pamela J. Johnson Sept. 2005 Raised in a Catholic orphanage, Kevin Starr found…

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

History 225g: Film, Power, and American History

July 1, 2005

Historian and cinephile Steven Ross in the classroom By Katherine Yungmee Kim July 2005 “What are you willing to fight for? A roomful of 18-to-20-year-old students are asked to consider this question during this…

Koreans and Tigers and Bears

Koreans and Tigers and Bears

December 1, 2004

Historian to examine cultural identity, oral narratives and fairy tales By Katherine Yungmee Kim December 2004 Myung Choi is telling a story. A legend, to be exact, on the origin of the Korean people.   “There is…

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

College Chicano Studies and Psychohistory Pioneer Dies

September 1, 2004

Campus Memorial Service for Professor Mauricio Mazón To Be Held Sept. 27 By Eva Emerson September 2004 Historian Mauricio Mazón, longtime member of the faculty of the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences…