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Nine months into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive Restoration project, technology staff have finished restoring nearly one third of the damaged tapes in the Visual History Archive.
visual history archive, restoration, preservation / Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Today begins a 10-part series that takes a detailed look at each of the 10 Echoes and Reflections lessons. We begin with Lesson 1: Studying the Holocaust.
echoes and reflections, testimony, adl, yad vashem, teaching / Friday, September 13, 2013
Evan Marwell, CEO and co-founder of EducationSuperHighway, addresses the importance of high-speed broadband access in bringing digital media to every classroom.
technology, iwitness / Monday, September 16, 2013
USC students who are passionate about filmmaking and history are gearing up for USC Shoah Foundation’s annual Student Voices Short Film Contest. The registration deadline for this year’s competition is Nov. 1 and all videos must be submitted by Jan. 27, 2014.
student voices, student film, visual history archive, Steven Spielberg / Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Drexel University is now the 45th site in the world to have full access to USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
visual history archive, access site, full access, Philadelphia / Wednesday, September 18, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 2: Antisemitism.
echoes and reflections, iwitness, teaching / Friday, September 20, 2013
As the Institute continues to expand its outreach to students, and as students began to watch, edit, combine, and reconfigure clips from the Visual History Archive, what do they need to know?
visual history archive, editing, testimony, education, high school / Monday, September 23, 2013
Scholars from around the world will gather Friday and Saturday to discuss genocide resistance in the past and present at the third annual “Resisting the Path to Genocide” workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public.
genocide resistance, usc dornsife, wolf gruner, Stephen Smith / Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Peace Over Violence will present USC Shoah Foundation with the Media Award at its 42nd Annual Humanitarian Awards Oct. 25.
award, testimony / Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The first Jewish culture festival in Milan, Italy, will feature testimony clips about Shabbat from Italian Holocaust survivors and a Polish survivor in an online exhibit.
Italy, visual history archive, shabbat, testimony / Thursday, September 26, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 3: Nazi Germany.
echoes and reflections, testimony, teaching, student, iwitness / Friday, September 27, 2013
Faculty from the University of Pennsylvania will teach courses using the Visual History Archive for another three years following a new grant from the Fife Foundation.
/ Monday, September 30, 2013
High school teacher Peter Cook discusses the importance of character education, and putting "culture before content," in today's classrooms.
pastforward, teaching with testimony for the 21st century / Monday, September 30, 2013
A knight of the British Empire and an Olympic athlete recorded two of the newest testimonies for USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive.
visual history archive, testimony / Tuesday, October 1, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation's annual benefit gala will be held Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, hosted by Jon Stewart with a special appearance by Sandra Bullock and a musical performance by Norah Jones.
ambassadors for humanity / Wednesday, October 2, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation will toast the humanitarian work of actor George Clooney at its Ambassadors for Humanity gala on Thursday, but it will also offer two unique showcases of its educational work in schools around the world.
ambassadors for humanity, iwitness, teaching with testimony for the 21st century, testimony / Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Stephen Smith, executive director of USC Shoah Foundation, has been named the inaugural UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education.
Stephen Smith, unesco, education / Thursday, October 3, 2013
We continue our 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 4: The Ghettos.
echoes and reflections, testimony, education, teaching / Friday, October 4, 2013
The Jewish Museum in Prague recently debuted a new exhibit dedicated to the Nazi-produced films about the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp. The Visual History Archive is also a unique resource for Terezin remembrance.
terezin, visual history archive, testimony, Prague, Czech Republic, auschwitz / Monday, October 7, 2013
George Clooney is well known as an actor, director, producer and writer. But it was his global humanitarian efforts that received the attention on Oct. 3 when he was honored with the Ambassador for Humanity Award by Steven Spielberg.
ambassadors for humanity, Steven Spielberg / Monday, October 7, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s associate director of research, Dan Leshem, participated in Cardozo School of Law’s Law and Film course taught by documentary filmmaker/historian Christian Delage on Sept. 29.
/ Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The creators of a transmedia novel that has captivated students around the world have entered into a partnership with USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive and educational website IWitness.
iwitness, visual history archive, partnership / Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Even though they were surrounded by members of Hollywood elite and New York society, a group of teenagers seemed to steal the spotlight at the Oct. 3 Ambassadors for Humanity gala.
ambassadors for humanity, iwitness, testimony, New York City / Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Kori Street, Director of Education, Presents at Association of Holocaust Organizations Conference in China
Holocaust and genocide experts and representatives from Holocaust organizations around the world are gathering in China this week for the 2013 Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) conference. USC Shoah Foundation’s director of education, Kori Street, will present a session called “Global Testimony-Based Education.”
aho, education, china / Wednesday, October 9, 2013
USC Shoah Foundation’s liaisons in Italy will give a presentation to Italian Parliament Oct. 16 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deportation of Roman Jews.
Italy, italian, testimony / Thursday, October 10, 2013
We continue the 10-part Echoes and Reflections series with Lesson 5: The "Final Solution."
echoes and reflections, testimony, education, concentration camp, iwitness / Friday, October 11, 2013
Watching testimony and participating in the Student Voices Film Contest helped Mariana Aguilar heal from an experience with racism.
pastforward, student voices / Monday, October 14, 2013
A group of dedicated USC students is reviving the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association (SFISA).
sfisa, student voices / Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Board members, senior staff and other supporters of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education are traveling throughout Hungary and Poland this week on the Institute’s mission to Eastern Europe.
hungary, poland / Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Kim Simon, Managing Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, will be awarded an Alumni Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from her alma mater, Colorado College, during the opening convocation ceremony on Monday, September 5, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
kim simon, staff, Colorado College / Thursday, September 1, 2011