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David Eggenschwiler
A scholar of Modern and Romantic literature, David Eggenschwiler was also a witty commentator on politics and culture. (Photo/Courtesy of Jane Gould)

David Eggenschwiler, 83, longtime English instructor known for his energetic teaching style and wit

Known affectionately by his students as “the Eggman,” the USC Dornsife emeritus associate professor was widely appreciated for his talent, dedication, energy and enthusiasm — qualities for which he was recognized with awards for teaching excellence.

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pandemic history research
Rat catchers in San Francisco around 1908 pose with the rodents they’ve killed as part of a program aimed at stemming the spread of bubonic plague. The man in the center dips a rat trap into a bucket of antiseptic. (Photo: Courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

How have people responded to pandemics throughout history?

Through their research on plagues dating back to the late 19th century, USC Dornsife historians have discovered striking parallels between the coronavirus and previous outbreaks.

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USC Dornsife new general education classes
This Renaissance painting by Vittore Carpaccio, titled Hunting on the Lagoon (ca. 1490; Venice, Italy), shows Venetian bird hunters. Painted in oils on a wooden panel, the hinges and latch suggest it once served as a decorative window shutter or the door of a cabinet. (Image/Vittore Carpaccio, Courtesy of the Getty‘s Open Content Program)

From the Italian Renaissance to the stars, an exciting approach to fulfilling GEs

Two new USC Dornsife general education courses offer students a richer, broader way to learn and to acquire diverse academic skills.