For some people, rocks are those pesky objects that sometimes find their way into your shoes. But for aspiring geologists, who study how rocks came to be, the aggregate of minerals provide a looking glass into the past. Was… more>
Inside a Taper Hall classroom, USC Dornsife senior Bridget McDonald chatted with classmates, effortlessly transitioning from English to Spanish.
The Pasadena, Calif., native’s confidence faltered, however, when native… more>
What is the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Americas and how does it still affect Latin America and Latinos in the United States today?
This question is raised in the upcoming PBS documentary When Worlds Collide: The… more>
Maria Elena Martinez's book, Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico (Stanford University Press, 2008), the first in-depth study of the purity of blood concept and repercussions, has… more>
Sometimes opportunity knocks. Other times, you have to force open the door, which is exactly what Martin Hodis did.
Hodis, 19, a sophomore with an undecided major in USC College, sought out the Summer Study Abroad program one… more>
Summer: time for most undergraduates to look for a part-time job or internship, or maybe just sleep in and get a tan. But if you happen to be a USC College archaeology student, your summer plans are a bit less… more>