April 2011

Hooray!!  Arc Smart — USC’s community archaeology outreach project — has been awarded the AIA’s Society Outreach Grant.

This nationally competitive grant will help our excellent archaeology students to deliver hands-on, interactive archaeology activities in 6th grade public school classrooms.

Thanks to all the great people who support the partnership between USC’s Archaeology Research Center,  USC students (our ARC Smart educators), the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the USC International Museum Institute, and the local AIA society.

Cara Polisini, USC Undergrad, teaches local students about archaeology

Congratulations to Danika Jensen!  She recently was  awarded a Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship from the Archaeological Institute of America, or the AIA.

Along with a good sized group of other USC students, she is headed to Rome this summer for the Ostia Antica Field School run through USC by Professor John Pollini.

Next year, if you are thinking about your first field school and are interested in classical archaeology, check out this link. You could be the next winner for Summer, 2012!



Congratulations to the winners and all the participants of this year’s symposium! Archaeology at USC has a long standing tradition of performing well at these competitions and this year was no different. Blood, sweat, and tears were poured into every archaeological project and everyone should feel proud about their achievements. Dr. Lynn Swartz Dodd and Dr. Bruce Zuckerman do a tremendous job inspiring and encouraging students to create amazing research projects that are impactful and relevant. Sweeping this year’s Humanities category is a testament to their tireless support for undergraduate research. Thanks once again!

Zack, Sarah, and Sam working hard at the 2011 symposium