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## Events for the 5th week of September

• ### USC Programming Contest

Sun, Sep 26, 2010 @ 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

Receptions & Special Events

From the event page here: http://contest.usc.edu/

Have fun!
Show how smart you are!
Win cash and other prizes!
Represent USC at the ACM Programming Contest!

Do you like to solve problems like the following ones?

* To pay your friends a dollar, you can give them, for example, four quarters, or five dimes and ten nickels. Write a program that calculates how many different combinations of coins there are that make up a given amount of money (say, 20 dollars) from pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

* You are given the description of a lake as a polygon, as well as your own position in a boat somewhere on the lake. When you throw a rock in the water, the waves travel away from the impact point at a speed of 1 meter per second. Write a program to calculate the earliest time at which a wave will hit the shore.

* You are given the names of n people who are to be divided into k alphabetical segments, for instance, to stand in line for registration at USC. An "alphabetical segment" consists of all people whose last name starts with a letter between two given endpoints (for example, D-H). Write a program that finds a division into k alphabetical segments such that each person is in exactly one segment, and the number of people in the largest segment is minimized.

Participate in the USC Programming Contest!

The contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate USC students, regardless of major, as long as they were born in (current year - 23) or later.

We use the USC Programming Contests to pick students that we train for the ACM Regional Programming Contest. If you like all details of the USC Programming Contests and would like to keep updated about the contests, you can subscribe to the USC contest mailing list.

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The USC Programming Contests are organized by David Kempe, Liang Huang, Suya You, Alex Dimakis, the USC ACM student chapter, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon of the Computer Science Department of USC. Please contact David Kempe (dkempe(at)usc(dot)edu) with any questions.

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Kanak Agrawal

• ### Celebrity Autobiography

Sun, Sep 26, 2010 @ 08:30 PM - 11:30 PM

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Student Activity

*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP by visiting the event website http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/873311 beginning Wednesday, September 1, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 7:45 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 8:30 p.m. and return to campus at 11:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.

âA bracing tonic foranyone weary of our fame-addled culture.ââThe New York Times

Thereâs no better place than Los Angeles to explore the nature of fame, and thereâs probably no better form for deconstructing it than Celebrity Autobiography. An audience favorite in both L.A. and New York, the hilarious show features a rotating roster of comedians such as Kristen Wiig, Fred Willard and Ryan Reynolds who read excerpts from the memoirs of stars like Sylvester Stallone and Mr. T.

Photo credit: Dan Dion

For further information on this event:
visionsandvoices@usc.edu

Location: The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Daria Yudacufski

• ### Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

Mon, Sep 27, 2010 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM

Receptions & Special Events

This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process; a student led walking tour of campus and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process and financial aid.Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please visit http://usconnect.usc.edu/ to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### Pasadena City College Transfer Fair

Mon, Sep 27, 2010 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Receptions & Special Events

Viterbi Transfer Admission Counselor, Christine Hsieh from the USC Viterbi Office of Admission, will be attending the Pasadena City College Transfer Fair. Please stop by the USC Viterbi table to learn how you can get started on your engineering courses at your current institution and more about the admission process.

Location: PCC Campus

• ### BME 533 - Seminar in Biomedical Engineering

Mon, Sep 27, 2010 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

Speaker: KIRK KOPING SHUNG, MICHAEL KHOO, ANDREW MACKAY, JEAN-MICHEL MAAREK,

Talk Title: Faculty Research in Biomedical Engineering

Host: Department of Biomedical Engineering

Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

Audiences: BME graduate students, Faculty, contact department if interested (213-740-7237)

Contact: Mischalgrace Diasanta

• ### Mohja Kahf: A Reading of Poetry and Prose

Mon, Sep 27, 2010 @ 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Receptions & Special Events

Trained in political science and comparative literature, bilingual in Arabic and English and well versed in Islamic studies, Mohja Kahf is a scholar and writer whose work broaches the chasm between prevailing Western understandings of Islam and the reality of Muslim lived experience. Drawing on the rhythms of hip hop, Kahf will give a humorous and exhilarating reading that addresses themes of Muslim womanhood in America, pleasure in men who wash dishes, death and dying, the U.S. military industrial complex, Ramadan and pilgrimage and, maybe, cats. Kahf is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf and is an associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Arkansas.

Organized by Sarah Gualtieri (History and American Studies and Ethnicity).

For further information on this event:
visionsandvoices@usc.edu

Location: University Park Campus Ground Zero Performance Cafe

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Daria Yudacufski

• ### Glendale Community College Transfer Fair

Tue, Sep 28, 2010 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Receptions & Special Events

Viterbi Transfer Admission Counselor, Becky Beiter from the USC Viterbi Office of Admission, will be attending the Glendale Community College Transfer Fair. Please stop by the USC Viterbi table to learn how you can get started on your engineering courses at your current institution and more about the admission process.

Location: GCC Campus

• ### CS Colloquium

Tue, Sep 28, 2010 @ 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

Speaker: Prof. Irfan Essa, Georgia Tech/ School of Interactive Computing

Talk Title: Two Short Talks on Video Analysis (1) Segmentation of Video and (2) Prediction of Actions in Video

Abstract: My research group is focused on a variety of approaches for video analysis and synthesis. In this talk, I will concentrate on two of our recent efforts. One effort aimed at robust spatio-temporal segmentation of video and another on using motion and flow to predict actions from video.

In the first part of the talk, I will present an efficient and scalable technique for spatio-temporal segmentation of long video sequences using a hierarchical graph-based algorithm. In this work, we begin by over egmenting a volumetric video graph into space-time regions grouped by appearance. We then construct a "region graph" over the obtained segmentation and iteratively repeat this process over multiple levels to
create a tree of spatio-temporal segmentations. This hierarchical approach generates high quality segmentations, which are temporally coherent with stable region boundaries, and allows subsequent applications to choose from varying levels of granularity. We further improve segmentation quality by using dense optical flow to guide temporal connections in the initial graph. I will demonstrate a variety of examples of how this robust segmentation works, and will show additional examples of video-retargeting that use spatio-temporal saliency derived from this segmentation approach. (Matthias Grundmann, Vivek Kwatra, Mei Han, Irfan Essa, CVPR 2010, in collaboration with Google Research).

In the second part of this talk, I will show that constrained multi-agent events can be analyzed and even predicted from video. Such analysis requires estimating the global movements of all players in the scene at any time, and is needed for modeling and predicting how the multi-agent play evolves over time on the playing field. To this end, we propose a novel approach to detect the locations of where the play evolution will proceed, e.g. where interesting events will occur, by tracking player positions and movements over time. To achieve this, we extract the ground level sparse movement of players in each time-step, and then generate a dense motion field. Using this field we detect locations where the motion converges, implying positions towards which the play is evolving. I will show examples of how we have tested this approach for soccer, basketball and hockey. (Kihwan Kim, Matthias Grundmann, Ariel Shamir, Iain Matthews, Jessica Hodgins, Irfan Essa, CVPR 2010, in collaboration with Disney Research). Time permitting, I will show some more videos of our recent work on video analysis and synthesis. For more information, papers, and videos, see my website at http://prof.irfanessa.com/

Biography: Irfan Essa is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing(iC) of the College of Computing (CoC), and Adjunct Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology(GA Tech), in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Irfan Essa works in the areas of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Computational Perception, Robotics and Computer Animation, with potential impact on Video Analysis and Production (e.g., Computational Photography & Video, Image-based Modeling and Rendering, etc.) Human Computer Interaction, and Artificial Intelligence research. Specifically, he is interested in the analysis, interpretation, authoring, and synthesis (of video), with the goals of building aware environments, recognizing, modeling human activities, and behaviors, and developing dynamic and generative representations of time-varying streams. He has published over a 150 scholarly articles in leading journals and conference venues on these topics and has awards for his research and teaching. He joined Georgia Tech Faculty in 1996 after his earning his MS (1990), Ph.D. (1994), and holding research faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Media Lab) [1988-1996]. His Doctoral Research was in the area of Facial Recognition, Analysis, and Synthesis.

Host: Prof. Gerard Medioni

Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 150

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Kanak Agrawal

• ### Occidental Petroleum Corporation Information Session

Tue, Sep 28, 2010 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

Workshops & Infosessions

Join representatives of this company as they share general company information and available opportunities.

Audiences: All Viterbi Students

Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

• ### Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM

Receptions & Special Events

This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process; a student led walking tour of campus and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process and financial aid.Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please visit http://usconnect.usc.edu/ to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### "Enemy Number One": Lion Feuchtwanger and the Literature of Exile

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Receptions & Special Events

The USC Libraries are home to the papers and library of historical novelist Lion Feuchtwanger, who escaped his native Germany after Adolf Hitler rose to power in 1933. Because he was an outspoken critic of the Nazi Party, the Nazis ordered his books burned and declared him âEnemy Number One.â The libraries recently published a new edition of Feuchtwangerâs The Devil in France, a memoir of his internment and escape from Nazi-occupied France. He wrote movingly about the political situation in Europe and his experiences as an exiled writer. He later escaped to Los Angeles, where Theodor Adorno, Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, Thomas Mann and other German Ã©migrÃ© artists and intellectuals gathered during World War II. Feuchtwangerâs story illuminates the struggles faced by artists who speak truth to power and endure exile from their native countries.

In conjunction with this new publication and in honor of Banned Books Week, join us for a panel discussion on censorship, repression and writing in exile with Feuchtwanger Fellow Christopher Mlalazi, a Zimbabwean playwright and poet who was placed under government surveillance for writing critically about the Mugabe regime; Michelle Gordon, professor of English at USC; Wolf Gruner, professor of history at USC; and Cornelius Schnauber, director of USCâs Max Kade Institute. Following the panel, visit USCâs Feuchtwanger Memorial Library and see an exhibition of rare photos and other materials related to German exiles in Los Angeles.

Refreshments will be served.

Related Event:

Tour and Performance at Villa Aurora
Tuesday, October 26, 12 to 5 p.m.

Organized by Marje Schuetze-Coburn (USC Libraries) and Michaela Ullmann (USC Libraries).

For further information on this event:
visionsandvoices@usc.edu

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Daria Yudacufski

• ### Air Quality Issues and General Aviation Airports

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

Speaker: Dr. Rod Merl, Airport Administrator, Santa Monica Airport, CA

Talk Title: Air Qualilty Issues and General Aviation Airports

Abstract:
Aviation and Emissions:
Types of emissions and environmental concerns associated

Character of General Aviation Airports
Differences of general aviation airports from commercial
ones and the associated changes in the context of emissions
and environmental issues

Regulatory/Jurisdictional Environment
A description of how aviation and general airports in
particular are regulated regarding environmental matters.
What are the relationships of the various levels of
governmental from international to local? The key âplayersâ,
the essential legislation, court cases and how the system
operates. Including:
ICAO
FAA/EPA
State/Regional/Local
Clean Air Act
Conformity
ANCA
MASS. V. EPA

Local and Global Air Quality Aviation Concerns â impacts and concerns above and below the 3,000 ft mixing height
A discussion of two recent governmental studies at Santa Monica Airport
AQMD General Aviation Study

Airport/Aviation Responses/Programs
Sustainability Plans
Air and Water Quality efforts
Noise Management
Alternative fuels
Airport layout plans, traffic mgmt,
Aircraft/engine design (NAASA)- Challenge of
tradeoffs bts noise, Nox and other pollutants,
Source Apportionment studies

Host: Dr. Ronald C. Henry

Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 209

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Evangeline Reyes

• ### Ice Cream Social

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Student Activity

Contact: EE Systems Student Services

• ### AIChE Students and Professors Ice Cream Social

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

Student Activity

Come out and enjoy FREE ice cream with professors from the MFD! Learn about the department and meet other chem-Es!

Location: E-Quad in front of HED

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### AME Seminar

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

Speaker: Dr. David Cesario, Assoc. Prof. of Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Keck School of Medicine, USC

Talk Title: Engineering in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Abstract: Cardiac electrophysiology is a field with tremendous interaction between engineering and medicine. On a daily basis we use tools such as implantable pacemakers to improve patient's lives by increasing their heart rates. We also place implantable cardioverter defibrillators that have the potential to rescue patients from life threatening arrhythmias. Additionally, we use tools to map abnormal heart rhythms to their exact location within the heart and then to ablate the abnormal cardiac arrhythmias, potentially curing these arrhythmias. The goal of this talk is to expose students to some of the engineering technology that is used in cardiac electrophysiology to better patients lives and improve their health.

Host: Dr. F. Browand

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: April Mundy

• ### ASBME's 2nd BMEStart National Competition Meeting

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

Student Activity

**Meet in the GFS Lobby

The plan for this meeting is to brainstorm, discuss possible ideas for the competition, and narrow them down to about four. If you will be missing this meeting, be sure to e-mail bmestartusc@gmail.com with a short paragraph for each idea (for a potential medical device we can design) you may have for the competition and also, the days/times you are free during the week of October 11th-October 15th.

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### Boeing Information Session

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

Workshops & Infosessions

Join representatives of this company as they share general company information and available opportunities.

Audiences: All Viterbi Students

Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

• ### Boeing Information Session sponsored by IEEE

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

Workshops & Infosessions

Looking for an internship or a full time position? Look no further, as Boeing is holding an information session, open to all students and majors on September 29th. Full time engineers and hiring managers will be attending as well as interns from USC. They are very excited to share their experiences with you in order to give you more information about the breadth of experiences that Boeing offers.

There will be a presentation combined with a question and answer session, and of course, FREE FOOD will be provided. Feel free to invite your friends from other majors. Come and mingle and remember to bring your resume!

A flyer can be found here -

http://www.boeing.com/events/marketing/college/USC/2010/

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### Fall Spotlight - Biomedical Engineering

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

Workshops & Infosessions

A panel discussion featuring industry representatives, alumni, faculty and current student discussing opportunities in Biomedical Engineering. For more detailed information please visit the Spotlight website at - http://viterbi.usc.edu/students/undergrad/fye/spotlight.htm

Dinner is provided. RSVP to viterbi.studentservices@usc.edu with subject line: "RSVP for Spotlight on 9/29".

Contact: Jeffrey Teng

• ### ASBME General Meeting 4: Princeton Review & Kaplan MCAT Information Session, Joint with AED (Pre-Medical Honor Society)

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

Student Activity

Interested in applying to medical school? This Wednesday, ASBME will be holding a joint event with AED where the Princeton Review and Kaplan will be providing information about the MCAT, the Medical College Admission Test, including the different categories in the test, types of questions asked, tips, discounts, and info about MCAT courses and practice tests. Also, find out when free MCAT tests will be proctored by ASBME on campus! If you are pre-med, you should definitely check out this meeting and take advantage of the opportunity to meet other pre-med students as well over a delicious dinner!

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### Tau Beta Pi General Meeting

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 @ 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

Student Activity

Meeting for all TBP members. Come out and tell us what kind of events you'd like to attend - whether they are social, philanthropic, etc. Also, we will be announcing upcoming events and opportunities that we have planned so far for this semester!We will also be taking a group picture at the meeting.

Chick-fil-A and drinks for all those who attend!

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Tau Beta Pi

• ### Orange Coast College Transfer Fair

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 @ 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Receptions & Special Events

Viterbi Transfer Admission Counselor, Christine Hsieh from the USC Viterbi Office of Admission, will be attending the Orange Coast College Transfer Fair. Please stop by the USC Viterbi table to learn how you can get started on your engineering courses at your current institution and more about the admission process.

Location: OCC Campus

• ### Meet the ev3 VP: ev3 Invites ASBME to an On-Site Visit

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 @ 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

Student Activity

As a follow-up to the recent Meet & Mingle and Resume Workshop last week, ev3 has offered to allow ASBME to visit their facilities. The President of ev3 will be giving a company overview and their engineers will discuss their products. Afterwards, there will be a lunch and meet-and-greet with the VP, Operations, Sr. Manager Manufacturing and other Engineering Managers. Finally, there will be a tour of the facility. The agenda for the event is emailed (by asbme@usc.edu) upon request.
**If you are interested in attending this event (remember that it is during the day on a Thursday), fill out this form by Monday (9/27): https://spreadsheets1.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHNZYWphVFhZZVk3bGtYYXR2TGtRVGc6MQ#gid=0

Location: Long Beach, CA

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### CS Talk

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 @ 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

Speaker: Prof. Xifeng Yan , UCSB

Talk Title: Graph Pattern Mining

Abstract: Graphs and networks are ubiquitous, encoding complex relationships ranging from chemical bonds to social interactions. Hidden in these networks are the answers to many important questions in biology, business, and sociology. We are developing a general graph information system to address the needs of searching and mining complex networks in these domains. In this talk, I will introduce the basic concept of graph pattern mining, its algorithms and applications including graph classification and graph search. I will also briefly discuss my recent work on business workflow analysis, malware detection, etc.

Biography: Xifeng Yan is an assistant professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and holds the Venkatesh Narayanamurti Chair in Computer Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. He was a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center between 2006 and 2008. He has been working on modeling, managing, and mining large-scale graphs in bioinformatics, social networks, the Web, and computer systems. His works were extensively referenced, with over 3,000 citations per Google Scholar. For more information, please visit www.cs.ucsb.edu/~xyan.

Host: Prof. Yan Liu

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Kanak Agrawal

• ### Exxon Mobil Info Session

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Career Connections

Workshops & Infosessions

Join representatives of this company as they share general company information and available opportunities.

Audiences: All Viterbi Students

Contact: RTH 218 Viterbi Career Services

• ### Yousuf Karsh: The Hero of a Thousand Faces through Words and Music

Thu, Sep 30, 2010 @ 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Receptions & Special Events

Join us for a festival of music and films presented in conjunction with the exhibit Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes, on display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art from August 19 through November 23. The exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of Yousuf Karsh, one of our greatest portrait photographers, whose portrait subjects include such political, social and literary figures as Nelson Mandela, Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill and Robert Frost.

Pianist Victoria Kirsch will be joined by fellow USC alumni soprano Shana Blake and bass-baritone Cedric Berry for a program of vocal and instrumental music inspired by the portrait subjects featured in the exhibition. Actor Jamieson K. Price will read excerpts from Karsh's reminiscences of his photography sessions, revealing fascinating and sometimes surprising details about the iconic figures he photographed.

Related Events:
The Afterglow: A Tribute to Robert Frost
Thursday, October 7, 6 p.m.
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Karsh Is History: Yousuf Karsh and Portrait Photography
Thursday, November 4, 12 p.m.
USC Fisher Museum of Art

Organized by the USC Fisher Museum of Art in conjunction with the USC Thornton School of Music. Co-sponsored by Grand Performances.

For further information on this event:
visionsandvoices@usc.edu

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Daria Yudacufski

• ### On Campus Freshmen Admission Interviews continue...

Fri, Oct 01, 2010

Receptions & Special Events

Personal Admission Interviews are available to freshmen applicants throughout the Fall practically every weekday until December 10, 2011. Freshman applicant interviews are not required as part of the admission process, however we would like to meet as many of our applicants as possible. All interview appointments are scheduled online.http://viterbi.usc.edu/admission/freshman/interviews/

Audiences: Freshmen Applicants for Fall 2011

• ### Meet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

Fri, Oct 01, 2010 @ 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM

Receptions & Special Events

This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process; a student led walking tour of campus and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process and financial aid.Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please visit http://usconnect.usc.edu/ to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

• ### TA/RA Awards

Fri, Oct 01, 2010 @ 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Receptions & Special Events

Please join us as we recognize the outstanding 2009-2010 teaching and research assistants of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Lunch will be served.

RSVP required by 9/23/10 via http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/OTLNBEVPNIHLLWUISUQN/2010taraawards

Audiences: Department Only

Contact: Jennifer Gerson

• ### Shining a Light on Corruption: The Story of Two Journalists in the Republic of China

Fri, Oct 01, 2010 @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Receptions & Special Events

Tao and Vicky Lee are broadcast journalists and media personalities in Taiwan who have been pioneers in the field, leading the way in the practice of journalism in their country. Tao Lee studied journalism at the University of Missouri where his experiences gave him a solid footing in the professional practice that was at odds with the way journalism was traditionally practiced in China. Shortly after martial law was lifted in the early 1990s, he started pushing the boundaries of censorship on the radio, and then on TVBS, a nationwide cable television network in Taiwan. His news program investigated Chen Shui-bian, president of Taiwan, and exposed his corruption on the air before the station could be shut down. As a result of the charges against him, Chen was arrested In November 2008, and sentenced to prison for life. This insightful discussion by these two seasoned journalists will provide historical and current perspectives on the present state of media in the Republic of China. The program will be moderated by Geneva Overholser, director of journalism for the USC Annenberg School.

Admission is free. Reservations requested. To RSVP, go to annenberg.usc.edu/rsvp.

Organized by the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

For further information on this event:
visionsandvoices@usc.edu

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Daria Yudacufski

• ### Engineering Honors Colloquium

Fri, Oct 01, 2010 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Viterbi School of Engineering Student Affairs

Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

Speaker: Dr. Alan J. Jacobsen, Senior Research Scientist, HRL Laboratories, LLC

Talk Title: Architecting Your Career...Life after USC

Host: W.V.T Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquium

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Building (SGM) - 101

Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

Contact: Jeffrey Teng