ARCSmart: educating kids ages 12 to 22

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”- Mahatma Gandhi I’m absolutely thrilled that ARCSmart has received the Archaeological Institute of America’s Society Outreach Grant. I am personally involved with the program as a coordinator and volunteer, and while getting up on Friday mornings is sometimes hard, it’s […]

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There isn’t much more to say than that. Sarah Hawley took first place in the Humanities category for her project on Judaidah figures. Let’s step back for a second and just congratulate her for all her hard and amazing work. This project was a long-time coming, and it was phenomenal (I’ve been stalking the web […]


Symposium Time… bum bum bum

It’s that time again. Provost Undergraduate Research Symposium time. In the upcoming weeks, the lab will be filled with hordes of unhappy undergraduates, pulling their hair out in hanks and squinting at websites under construction and poster drafts under review. The ARC lab has a rather prolific history of victory at the Symposium. Every year, […]

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Remarkable Women Awards

Tonight I attended the Remarkable Women Awards…. And our very own Professor Dodd won one of three faculty awards! The award is presented to women who are… doing remarkable things. Like sponsoring a jillion students’ research while concurrently publishing and dealing with a life in academia on top of a small child to raise. Congrats!

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USC ARC in the news!

So over the past week we seem to have become marginally famous! Not that we weren’t famous before, of course… The USC College website ran two articles this week about the ARC lab and the research being undertaken here. Check out the links below! Beaming with Joy: This article discusses the research being undertaken at […]

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So much going on

Congrats to all of the USC Archaeology folks who participated in the symposium. Seriously–you were awesome! Take a look at the write-up in theUSC College newsletter And an amazing quote: “For the 11th year, undergrads of Bruce Zuckerman and Lynn Swartz Dodd have taken top honors in the research symposium. Swartz Dodd and Zuckerman of […]

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