The Senses: Perfume
Perfumes usually consist of several different components that create a distinct odor. Each perfume creates a different message or signal that is sent to the brain so that even small differences in perfume ingredients can be detected.
Digital Earth Workbench: Viewing Terrain Height
The Digital Earth Workbench is an interactive application that runs on a SGI Onyx Infinite Reality system and is controlled by an Immersive Workbench, tracked stereo glasses, and a tracked wand. The application allows an unprecedented freedom to roam georeferenced datasets at multiple resolutions and timescales. This animation is one of a series of direct screen captures of the application in operation. The occasional menu appearance denotes direct intervention by the operator to add or delete d
Mt. Etna Erupts and Terra-MODIS Captures It
MODIS captures Mt. Etna's Plume and Smoke Trail
Lake Effects of Lake Michigan, faster push-in
Todays SeaWiFS image of Lake Michigan shows a lake effect where clear dry air moves eastward as it traverses the lake and forming dense clouds by the time it reaches the Michigan shore.
TAO-TRITON Array: Multi-animations of Buoy Locations
This series of animations was developed for a PBS NOVA episode on El Nino-La Nina.
Global Hybrid Versus MHD Modeling of the Magnetosphere: Density and Magnetic Field
This series of animations compares a two-dimensional global hybrid simulation with an magnetohydrodynamic model of the interaction of the solar wind with the Earths magnetosphere.
URI Engineering seniors get incredible field experience during their capstone project, providing hands-on and "real world" experience that increases their possibilities in today's tough job market.
Class of 2011 - Kevin Colman
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Secular Ethics: Origins, Elements and Their Function in Society -- Dalai Lama at Bovard Auditorium
The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet spoke as part of a panel on "Secular Ethics: Origins, Elements and Their Function in Society" before an audience of 1,200 at USC's Bovard Auditorium during his first visit to the University of Southern California May 3, 2011. Joining the Dalai Lama on the panel were: Antonio Damasio, University Professor, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and director of the USC Brain and Creativity Institute; Gideon Yaffe, professor of philosophy and law at the USC Dana and
"Take Chances": Original Song for USC's 2011 Graduating Students
Just as he was finishing his last bit of coursework, USC Thornton School of Music student Derik Nelson was commissioned by USC to write and perform an original song articulating the feelings and experiences of graduating students. The result, "Take Chances" — completed just in time for Commencement 2011 — is an instant USC tradition: a singable and moving anthem for spring on college campuses, written for the thousands of young adults who are about to enter the world and find their way. N
Your Benefits: Overview (USC Administrative Operations)
Dennis Cornell (chief of staff and director of protocol, USC Office of the President) welcomes new employees to the Trojan Family with information about the University of Southern California's history and culture before turning it over to three other staff and faculty members who provide overviews of USC's medical, educational and financial benefits. A final section provides further details, such as information about who is eligible for benefits and how to enroll for benefits. Learn more about
Your Benefits: Health (USC Administrative Operations)
Don Larsen (medical director, the Doctors of USC) explains the medical, dental and vision plan options available to USC employees, as well as additional health and wellness resources that USC employees can take advantage of either at no cost or at a reduced rate. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about the USC Office of Administrative Operations: http://www.usc.edu/dept/adminops/
Your Benefits: Education (USC Administrative Operations)
Elizabeth Arnold Weiss (senior lecturer at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering) details the educational benefits available to USC employees, including free or discounted USC tuition, tuition exchange for other participating schools, and professional development courses offered to staff and faculty, as well as resources such as the Center for Work and Family Life, USC Child Care Programs and the campus's rich cultural life. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc
Your Benefits: Financial (USC Administrative Operations)
Rob Asghar (communications director, USC University Relations) explores the many employee benefits that protect your financial security, including retirement programs, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, programs to cover expenses related to cancer and long-term care, disability, and paid family leave, as well as workers' compensation, flexible spending accounts, transportation discounts and many more. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://w
USC Staff Milestones: Eric Warren
Eric Warren, athletic fields supervisor with USC Facilities Management Services, has worked at the University of Southern California for more than 35 years, managing and maintaining all of USC's athletic fields. He takes us on a tour of the areas he maintains, from the football field and baseball diamond to the tennis courts, pool and golf practice greens. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about USC Facilities Management Services: http://www
USC Staff Milestones: Michele Dea
Michele Dea, administrative services manager in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, is a USC alumna who has worked in the Department of Chemistry for more than 30 years. She also volunteers with the USC Norris Auxiliary and enjoys the school spirit in the Quad on USC/UCLA game days. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about the USC Department of Chemistry: http://chem.usc.edu/ Learn more about the USC Office
USC Staff Milestones: Larry Lim
Larry Lim, director of pre-college Programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Center for Engineering Diversity, has worked at USC for more than 30 years. Lim works with local schools to cultivate interest in engineering and the sciences among high school students, running a summer camp and other programs to introduce students to engineering and what pursuing an engineering degree through USC would be like. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Lea
USC Staff Milestones: Lillian Young
Lillian Young, laboratory manager for pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has managed the pathology lab for more than 25 years, running biopsy tests for patients and working with cancer research. She is also working on getting her master's degree in health administration at USC, and loves coming to work to give her best for the patients she serves. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about the Keck School of Medicine of USC: http:/
USC Staff Milestones: Lisa Rayburn-Parks
Lisa Rayburn-Parks, administrative services coordinator for the Department of Sociology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, has been with the university for 20 years. During this time, she has provided administrative support and a friendly ear to faculty, staff and graduate students in a variety of departments, and also has taken advantage of USC's educational opportunities to add to her own skills. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.ed
USC 2011 Commencement Highlights
Watch short clips of President C. L. Max Nikias, commencement speaker and Microsoft CEO Steven A. Ballmer, and other scenes that capture the pageantry, sights and sounds of USC's 2011 Commencement, which took place on Friday, May 13, 2011. The video was produced by USC University Communications. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu