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Viterbi Newswire 6/12/07

THE VITERBI NEWSWIRE – JUNE 12, 2007

VITERBI SCHOOL BUILDS BRIDGES WITH CHINA’S TOP TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Viterbi and Tsinghua deans agree to establish a strategic partnership while faculty from both schools collaborate in workshop.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-school-builds.htm

A TREE SPROUTS IN KOREA
The Viterbi School and Korea Aerospace University commemorate a new Memorandum of Understanding by planting a tree. 
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/a-usc-and.htm

SOL GOLOMB FETED
A workshop to celebrate Sol Golomb’s 75th birthday attracts a bevy of international Scholars.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/famous-friends-and.htm  

INSIGHTS FROM THE NSF
Viterbi’s Tim Pinkston, on loan to the National Science Foundation, shares his insights about research directions in computer systems architecture.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/timothy-pinkston-insights.htm

FUJI’S JAMES BAKER NAMED IMSC DIRECTOR
James Baker, CEO of Fuji Xerox’s Palo Alto Laboratory succeeds Adam Clayton Powell III as director of the Integrated Media Systems Center.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/fuji-xerox-palo.htm 

BINH TRAN TAKES REINS AT DEN
The Viterbi School’s Distance Education Network, the leading provider of graduate education among research universities gets a new leader.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/tran-takes-den.htm  

JAMES MOORE ELECTED TO LEADERSHIP POST
James Moore is re-appointed department chair and elected to the leadership of the Council of the Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/james-moore-elected.htm 

BARRY BOEHM CELEBRATED IN NEW BOOK
“Software Engineering,” edited by Northrup Grumman’s software chief brings together the key contributions of the Viterbi School’s software guru.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/csse-software-guru.htm  

IT’S A BOAT! IT’S A BIRD! IT’S ROBODUCK!
RoboDuck, created by a team Viterbi roboticists, is helping a USC biologist monitor the waters of King Harbor in Redondo Beach.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-roboducks-ship.htm  

WHAT IF…
A team at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events is helping policymakers with a quick, consistent way to quantify risk.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/viterbi-effort-for.htm  

DEL CARBON FLIES AGAIN  
Viterbi astronautics students pursue their goal of reaching space through the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/del-carbon-flies.htm  

GAMES STUDENTS PLAY, AND MAKE
Viterbi undergrads in Principles of Software Development created their own videogame in the school’s new computer science videogame development program.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/games-students-play.htm  

VIDEOGAME STUDENTS STRUT THEIR STUFF FOR INDUSTRY 
The Viterbi School’s fourth GamePipe Lab Demo Day attracts another capacity crowd and wows industry reps.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/news/2007/spring-07-gamepipe.htm 

USC VIDEOGAME PROGRAM
An account of the GamePipe Lab’s “game day” is covered by “CNET” and the “New York Times.”
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6183014.html  

BAT FLIGHT RESEARCH RECEIVES WIDE COVERAGE 
Geoff Spedding research on the aerodynamics of bat flight published in Science, receives wide coverage.
http://viterbi.usc.edu/news/inthenews/2007/bat-flight.htm