Stories by Bob Calverley:
Ulrich Neumann Named Director of USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center
Engineering: Thinking big on a small scale
School receives $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create microscopic robots to monitor potentially dangerous microorganisms in the ocean.
Thinking Big on a Very Small Scale
USC engineers will look for ocean pathogens with swarms of microscopic robots.
Music of Changes Promotes Contemporary Classical Music
Concert Pianist Probes the Structure of Music With Engineering and Mathematics Tools
USC Engineers Herald New Internet Technology
Engineering: Dean Nikias addresses 250 Orange County execs
Helping Nikias describe the future of the Internet were faculty members Herbert Schorr, Gerard Medioni and Ulrich Neumann.
Television, Like the Earth, Isn’t Flat
Mosque Hosts Neighborhood Dialogue
Engineering: Television, like the earth, isn’t flat
Integrated Media Systems Center researchers are developing a 360-degree, high-resolution, panoramic video technology that promises dramatic applications in entertainment, communications, training and art.
The College: Seaweed and squid and everything nice
USC Sea Grant Program, part of the USC Wrigley Institute, runs two nine-day summer camp programs for middle- and high-school girls on Santa Catalina Island. The idea is to expose young women to careers in science by allowing them to explore aquatic and terrestrial life.
USC Offers Meningitis and Flu Shots
Seaweed and Squid and Everything Nice
USC Sea Grant Has Catalina Science Program for Girls.
Health: USC offers meningitis and flu shots
Immunizations will be given Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Tommy’s Place in the Topping Student Center. Students can get meningitis vaccinations for $85; faculty, staff and students can receive flu shots for $15.
Constrained or Unconstrained, That Is the Equation
A seminal equation solves a 200-year-old roadblock in mechanics.
He Has USC’s Hottest Job
USC Chemists Teach Better Teaching Through Web Chemistry
The College: Better teaching through Web chemistry
Three members of the chemistry department started Consortium for Technology in Teaching Chemistry to help high school science teachers use computer technology in lessons. In four-day workshops, teachers learn how to use powerful software tools.
Theatre: Dispatch from the Fringe of Edinburgh
John Blankenchip’s talented troupe of Trojans – 30-odd performers, directors and technicians – wowed the critics at the annual Fringe Festival in Scotland. During an August visit, Bob Calverley stopped in to see the USC troupe in action.
Here Comes the Sun: USC Astronomers on Mount Wilson Shed Light on Solar Waves
Clear sky, stable night air – Mount Wilson is an astronomer’s dream
Over the years, USC researchers have shared interest in the San Gabriel Mountains location with Harvard and UCLA.
Astronomy: Here comes the sun; USC researchers shed light on solar waves
Atop a 60-foot tower on Mount Wilson, two mirrors track the sun and send images to a digital camera. Unraveling complex solar waves will someday enable astronomers to predict where and when sunspots will occur.
THE FRANKENSTEIN SYNDROME
Two tales of uncontrolled science frame the moral issues of genetic engineering.
Engineering: Graduate students survey deadly tsunami in Peru
Two from USC who were members of the scientific team assessing damage say the deadly June 23 event has important lessons for Californians.