Elizabeth Van Hunnick’s endowment gift, one of the largest to a university history department, is intended to support the development of more informed leaders.
Expensive, militarized fire suppression led the U.S. down a forest management path that neglected more nuanced approaches. [11½ min read]
The COVID-19 pandemic upended lives around the world. Where do we go from here? [12¼ min read time]
USC Dornsife faculty members and 40 other experts from diverse fields produce a report on commemorating triumphant and tragic moments in L.A.’s history. [4½ min read]
From occult engineers to desert visionaries, Los Angeles has a long and colorful history of alternative religions.
The City of Angels is undergoing a renaissance that embraces the attributes it once spurned: verticality, density, public transport, pedestrian culture and public parks.
Alumnus Dan Johnson teaches reading skills to homeless students in Los Angeles with a textbook he created to speak to their experiences. [4 min read]
Millions of people have imagined California, but only one man was its historian.
From the Victorians’ morbid fascination with death to the Civil War’s profound influence on American mourning rituals to our current tendency to ignore or deny the inevitability of our eventual demise, USC Dornsife scholars explore our dramatically evolving attitudes toward death and mortality.