USC Viterbi School of Engineering
The Viterbi School of Engineering is located at the University of Southern California in the United States. It was renamed following a $52 million donation by co-founder of Qualcomm Inc.. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering celebrated its 100th birthday in conjunction with the university's 125th birthday. With over $135 million in external funding support, the school is among the nation's highest in volume of research activity; the Viterbi School of Engineering is ranked No. 9 in the United States by U. S. News and World Report; the school is headed by Dean Yannis Yortsos. Its research centers have played a major role in development of multiple technologies, including early development of the Internet when USC researcher Jonathan Postel was an editor of communications-protocol for the fledgling internet known as ARPANET; the school's faculty includes Irving Reed, Leonard Adleman, Solomon W. Golomb, Barry Boehm, Clifford Newman, Richard Bellman, Lloyd Welch, Alexander Sawchuk, George V. Chilingar.
Alfred Mann Institute - business incubator for medical device development in preparation for commercialization Center for Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems - National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events - interdisciplinary national research center funded by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Systems and Software Engineering - research the relationship between systems and users. Collaborative High Altitude Flow Facility - Space and Vacuum Science research group, a funded Air Force Research Laboratory Information Sciences Institute - played a major role in the development of the Internet, continues to be a major research center in computer science Institute for Creative Technologies - conducts research in virtual reality and immersive digital environment Integrated Media Systems Center - National Science Foundation's Exclusive Engineering Research Center for multimedia and Internet research Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Partner Institution - Current Research AFL Theory - created by Prof. Seymour Ginsburg ART image file format - developed by Prof. Irving Reed Baum-Welch algorithm - developed by Prof. Lloyd Welch in collaboration with Leonard E. Baum CMOS image sensor - invented by Prof. Eric Fossum COCOMO - developed by Prof. Barry Boehm Contour Crafting - under development by Behrokh Khoshnevis of ISI DNA computing - invented by Prof. Leonard Adleman Domain name system - developed by Paul Mockapetris and the late Jon Postel at ISI Dynamic programming - developed by Prof. Richard Bellman Golomb coding - entropy encoding invented by Prof. Solomon W. Golomb, optimal for alphabets following geometric distributions ICANN - founded by Jon Postel, to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems Image compression & recognition - the work of William Pratt, Harry Andrews and subsequently Andrew G. Tescher led to today's JPEG compression system for still images Kerberos - security protocol developed by B.
Clifford Neuman. Lenna - used standard test image in image processing experiments LOOM - knowledge representation language developed by researchers in the AI research group at ISI MBASE - software development process developed by Prof. Barry Boehm and Dan Port MOSIS - integrated circuit foundry service run by ISI Network Voice Protocol - first implemented in 1973 by Internet researcher Danny Cohen of ISI Pseudorandom sequences/shift register sequences - in 1967, Prof. Solomon Golomb published the first book devoted to pseudorandom sequences Reed-Solomon code - invented in 1960 by Prof. Irving S. Reed and Gustave Solomon Viterbi algorithm - invented by Andrew Viterbi.us - the ccTLD for the United States administrated by Jon Postel of ISI 10.2 - surround sound format developed by Prof. Tomlinson Holman and Prof. Chris Kyriakakis The AeroDesign Team is a student led design team within the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Founded in 1991, ADT's purpose is to help students gain industry-like experience by competing in early design competitions that simulates typical design cycles in the Aerospace field.
The team started out competing in the SAE AeroDesign contest but switched its participation to the AIAA Design/Build/Fly contest in 1997. The DBF contest has rules that change early, requiring students to come up with a new design each year. ADT has won the DBF contest in 1998, 2009, 2014, 2017; this is the second most first place finishes out of the 100+ universities from around the world that participate yearly. Among the many organizations on campus, the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering is an undergraduate student organization for biomedical engineering students at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. ASBME is a student run undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineering organization at USC that serves the engineering student body through academic and corporate events. Students gain clarity of their chosen field of study and the opportunities that being a BME major brings. Students are able to get a foot in the corporate door at the annual ASBME corporate dinner, attended by USC alumni as well as other corporate representatives.
Activities consist of regular meetings with guest speakers and panels, the BIOMED Research Symposium, annual Corporate Dinner and Networking Nights designed to foster relationships between graduating students and industry, many other social and corporate events. ASBME serves as USC's chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society and sends some of its
The USC Trojans are the athletic teams that represent the University of Southern California, located in Los Angeles, California. While the men's teams are nicknamed the Trojans, the women's athletic teams are referred to as either the Trojans or Women of Troy; the program participates in the Pac-12 Conference and has won 130 team national championships, 107 of which are National Collegiate Athletic Association national championships. USC's official colors are gold; the Trojans have a cross-town rivalry with UCLA. However, USC's rivalry with Notre Dame predates the UCLA rivalry by three years; the Notre Dame rivalry stems from the annual football game played between these two universities and is considered the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football. The Trojans have won 130 team national championships; this is the third highest count of all universities behind Stanford with 114 each. The Trojan men have won 97 national championships, more than any other University; the Women of Troy have earned third in the nation.
The Trojans won at least 1 national team title in 26 consecutive years. USC won the National College All-Sports Championship an annual ranking by USA Today of the country's top athletic programs – 6 times since its inception in 1971. Trojan men athletes have won more individual NCAA titles than those from any other school in the nation and the Women of Troy have brought home another 55 individual NCAA crowns for a combined 357 individual NCAA championships. Four Trojans have won the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America: diver Sammy Lee, shot putter Parry O’Brien, swimmer John Naber and swimmer Janet Evans. Two Trojans have won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the top collegiate woman athlete of the year: Cheryl Miller and Angela Williams, and Trojan women have won 8 Honda Awards, as the top female athlete in their sport. In March 2019 USC fired Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic after they were indicted by federal prosecutors in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.
Former women’s soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin and former assistant women’s soccer coach Laura Janke were indicted, charged with racketeering. USC sponsors teams in thirteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports; the USC Trojans football program started in 1888 and has amassed an all-time win-loss record of 793–313–54, giving the program a.707 winning percentage. A December 1998 SPORT magazine ranking listed USC as the No. 4 all-time college football program of the 20th century. In 2009 ESPN ranked USC the second best program in college football history; the USC football team has been voted National Champions 11 times. USC is known for its Heisman Trophy winners. USC is second in Heisman winners at 7. Three of the four Heisman winners from 2002 to 2005 were Trojans - Carson Palmer in 2002, Matt Leinart in 2004 and Reggie Bush in 2005. Four other Trojans tailbacks have won the coveted Heisman Trophy as college football's outstanding player: Mike Garrett in 1965, O. J. Simpson in 1968, Charles White in 1979 and Marcus Allen in 1981.
Notable, USC has 12 players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, more than any other university. USC's record against opponents from the old Pac-10 is 367–153–29, the Trojans have winning records against all nine other members; as of 2017, 501 Trojans have been taken in the NFL Draft, more than any other university. Since 1959, the Trojans have won the conference championship 18 times and tied for the title on 6 other occasions. USC has the nation's best bowl winning percentage among the 65 schools which have made at least 10 bowl appearances and its 34 Rose Bowl appearances is an all-time best. USC players have been named first team All-American 17 times, with 8 consensus selections and 2 unanimous choices. Football record does "not including 9 overall wins vacated due to NCAA penalty, including 2 vs. UCLA and 1 each vs. WSU, ARIZ, STAN, ORE, CAL, ASU, WASH"; the USC Trojans baseball program has a notable history in baseball: With 12 baseball national championships, the Trojans are far and away the leader in that category.
Since starting baseball in 1924, the Trojans have compiled a record of 2,221-1,093-15 against college opponents, have captured outright or tied for 38 conference championships. USC's most notable baseball coach was Rod Dedeaux, coaching from 1942 to 1986, who led the school to 11 of its NCAA crowns, including 5 straight from 1970 to 1974. USC boasts many successful major leaguers such as Ron Fairly, Don Buford, Tom Seaver, Dave Kingman, Fred Lynn, Roy Smalley, Steve Kemp, Mark McGwire, Randy Johnson, Bret Boone, Jeff Cirillo, Barry Zito, Geoff Jenkins, Kent Hadley, Aaron Boone, Jacque Jones and Mark Prior. 100 Trojans have gone on to play in the major scores more in the minors. The USC Trojans men's basketball program has a long tradition; the men's program is only one of about 48 schools which have more than 1,000 victories in college basketball. Since starting basketball in 1907, the Trojans have compiled a record of 1,357–984, winning 14 league championships; the 2007 team set a school record for most wins in a season and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament.
The University announced major sanctions over player OJ Mayo's receipt of improper benefits during the 2007-2008 season. Notabl
In organic chemistry, a hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting of hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons are examples of group 14 hydrides. Hydrocarbons from which one hydrogen atom has been removed are functional groups called hydrocarbyls; because carbon has 4 electrons in its outermost shell carbon has four bonds to make, is only stable if all 4 of these bonds are used. Aromatic hydrocarbons, alkanes and alkyne-based compounds are different types of hydrocarbons. Most hydrocarbons found on Earth occur in crude oil, where decomposed organic matter provides an abundance of carbon and hydrogen which, when bonded, can catenate to form limitless chains; as defined by IUPAC nomenclature of organic chemistry, the classifications for hydrocarbons are: Saturated hydrocarbons are the simplest of the hydrocarbon species. They are composed of single bonds and are saturated with hydrogen; the formula for acyclic saturated hydrocarbons is CnH2n+2. The most general form of saturated hydrocarbons is CnH2n +2.
Those with one ring are the cycloalkanes. Saturated hydrocarbons are the basis of petroleum fuels and are found as either linear or branched species. Substitution reaction is their characteristics property. Hydrocarbons with the same molecular formula but different structural formulae are called structural isomers; as given in the example of 3-methylhexane and its higher homologues, branched hydrocarbons can be chiral. Chiral saturated hydrocarbons constitute the side chains of biomolecules such as chlorophyll and tocopherol. Unsaturated hydrocarbons have one or more triple bonds between carbon atoms; those with double bond are called alkenes. Those with one double bond have the formula CnH2n; those containing triple bonds are called alkyne. Those with one triple bond have the formula CnH2n−2. Aromatic hydrocarbons known as arenes, are hydrocarbons that have at least one aromatic ring. Hydrocarbons can be gases, waxes or low melting solids or polymers; because of differences in molecular structure, the empirical formula remains different between hydrocarbons.
This inherent ability of hydrocarbons to bond to themselves is known as catenation, allows hydrocarbons to form more complex molecules, such as cyclohexane, in rarer cases, arenes such as benzene. This ability comes from the fact that the bond character between carbon atoms is non-polar, in that the distribution of electrons between the two elements is somewhat due to the same electronegativity values of the elements, does not result in the formation of an electrophile. With catenation comes the loss of the total amount of bonded hydrocarbons and an increase in the amount of energy required for bond cleavage due to strain exerted upon the molecule. In simple chemistry, as per valence bond theory, the carbon atom must follow the 4-hydrogen rule, which states that the maximum number of atoms available to bond with carbon is equal to the number of electrons that are attracted into the outer shell of carbon. In terms of shells, carbon consists of an incomplete outer shell, which comprises 4 electrons, thus has 4 electrons available for covalent or dative bonding.
Hydrocarbons are hydrophobic like lipids. Some hydrocarbons are abundant in the solar system. Lakes of liquid methane and ethane have been found on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, confirmed by the Cassini-Huygens Mission. Hydrocarbons are abundant in nebulae forming polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds. Hydrocarbons are a primary energy source for current civilizations; the predominant use of hydrocarbons is as a combustible fuel source. In their solid form, hydrocarbons take the form of asphalt. Mixtures of volatile hydrocarbons are now used in preference to the chlorofluorocarbons as a propellant for aerosol sprays, due to chlorofluorocarbons' impact on the ozone layer. Methane and ethane are gaseous at ambient temperatures and cannot be liquefied by pressure alone. Propane is however liquefied, exists in'propane bottles' as a liquid. Butane is so liquefied that it provides a safe, volatile fuel for small pocket lighters. Pentane is a colorless liquid at room temperature used in chemistry and industry as a powerful nearly odorless solvent of waxes and high molecular weight organic compounds, including greases.
Hexane is a used non-polar, non-aromatic solvent, as well as a significant fraction of common gasoline. The C6 through C10 alkanes and isomeric cycloalkanes are the top components of gasoline, jet fuel and specialized industrial solvent mixtures. With the progressive addition of carbon units, the simple non-ring structured hydrocarbons have higher viscosities, lubricating indices, boiling points, solidification temperatures, deeper color. At the opposite extreme from methane lie the heavy tars that remain as the lowest fraction in a crude oil refining retort, they are collected and utilized as roofing comp
Cromwell Field and Loker Stadium
Cromwell Field and Loker Stadium is an outdoor track and field facility located on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The facility, rebuilt in 2001, serves as the outdoor home of the USC Trojans men's and women's track and field teams; the stadium has a seating capacity of 3,000. The stadium is named for Katherine B. Loker and the field is named for Dean Cromwell; the entrance to the facility is called "Louis Zamperini Plaza" and includes tributes to USC's NCAA and Olympic champions. Cromwell Field and Loker Stadium both underwent renovations in the winter of 2012–2013; the track and the infield were replaced and the exterior of the stadium was renovated. During the 1984 Summer Olympics, the facility served as the training track at the USC Olympic Village and the warm-up track for the track and field competition; the facility hosted the PAC-10 conference championship meet in 2003 and PAC-12 conference championship meet in 2013. The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games were held at the facility.
USC Trojans Cromwell Field and Loker Stadium at usctrojans.com
USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is a division of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, focusing on research and practice related to physical therapy and rehabilitation. The division grants doctoral degrees in physical therapy and biokinesiology, as well as master's degrees in biokinesiology. In addition, the division offers residency programs in orthopedic physical therapy, neurologic physical therapy, sports physical therapy, as well as pediatric physical therapy; the precursor of the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy was established as an apprenticeship program at the Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles in 1942. The physical therapy program was started by Dr. Charles Lowman, an orthopedic physician trained at USC, Susan Roen, the head physical therapist at the Orthopedic Hospital and an assistant instructor in the USC Physical Education Department, their successful cooperation in underwater therapy, drew international attention.
Catherine Worthingham - who graduated under their guidance - went on to contribute to the physical therapy profession through education and research, advanced the profession to a high level of influence in rehabilitation. The 1940s was an important period for physical and occupational therapy education with an increased focus on university-based baccalaureate programs. In 1945, the Physical Therapy department was established at USC’s University Park Campus with two programs offered: a certificate program for college graduates and a baccalaureate program. Charlotte W. Anderson, a core faculty in the War Emergency Program, was the first chairperson of the Physical Therapy department; the Physical Therapy program at USC was accredited by American Medical Association in 1946. The first class with a Certificate in Physical Therapy graduated from USC in the same year while the first BS degree candidate graduated in 1947. In order to prepare teachers for physical therapy schools, a post-professional graduate M.
A. program was established at USC in 1947 as the second program of its kind in the US. The first MA candidate graduated in 1950. While physical therapy was a new professional field for men at that time, the first male students were admitted to the physical therapy program in 1950; the physical therapy department at USC developed and expanded during the 1960s. Margret S. Rood became the chair of the department in 1960, she was a physical therapist and occupational therapist and proposed a well-known system of therapeutic exercises to treat neuromuscular dysfunction called the Rood approach. Margret S. Rood stepped down as chair in 1966. In 1966, the first faculty with a PhD degree, Frances Grover, was hired to teach anatomy. Margaret Bryce, who chaired the department until 1975, contributed to physical therapy management in lower extremity amputees.1971 was a landmark year for the department as it moved to Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey to initiate a new paradigm in US rehabilitation medicine.
In 1971, USC established a master’s degree in clinical physical therapy including clinical fellows at Rancho Los Amigos. By moving the division to Rancho Los Amigos, students were not only able to access skillful physical therapists, but able to have better hands on experience in physical therapy practice. Helen Hislop was appointed chair of the department in 1975; the final BS class graduated in 1975 and all physical therapy graduate degrees were shifted from MA to MS In 1978, the department established the first physical therapy PhD program in the nation, accepted three PhD students. Dr. Jacquelin Perry, a director of the pathokinesiology lab at Rancho Los Amigos and a recognized expert in gait analysis and polio, tremendously contributed to the development of the PhD program in physical therapy at USC; the 1980s and 1990s were periods defined by many firsts in the division. The first doctoral degree in physical therapy from USC was awarded to Mary Beth Brown in 1984. In 1989, an independent faculty practice, USC Physical Therapy Associates, was established with Rob Landel as director.
The department changed its name to the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy in 1993 to reflect its expanding research mission. Eighty-four students were admitted to the first entry-level DPT class in 1995 and graduated three years later. In 1996, 15 graduates were awarded the first post-professional DPT degrees from USC. After 23 years of service as department chair, Helen Hislop stepped down in 1998 and Sandra Howell was named acting chair in her place; this same year, the inaugural class of two residents was admitted to the Orthopedic Physical Therapy residency program at USC, the first academically based residency in the US. Dr. James Gordon became the new chair of the department in July 2000. In 2003, the Department of Nursing closed and the university provost announced that the Independent Health Professions would be phased out; this precipitated a major change for the department, which became the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in 2006.
In 2017, the department began offering online DPT programs. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program has been ranked first among physical therapy schools by US News & World Report since 2004. See List of University of Southern California people Judy Burnfield, Director of the Athletic Performance Laboratory at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Judith E. Deutsch, Faculty member-Rutgers University USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy website USC Biokinesiology and Physica
USC Rossier School of Education
The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education is one of the graduate schools of the University of Southern California. Rossier offers six master's degree programs, a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership degree, a Global Executive Doctor of Education and a Ph. D. in Urban Education Policy. Rossier offers online programs including a master's in teaching English to speakers of other languages, an online Ed. D. an online master's in school counseling, an online master of arts in teaching. Rossier places an emphasis on the study of urban education locally and globally; the school houses the USC Language Academy and the Office of Professional Development. When USC was founded in 1880, Los Angeles was transforming from a small town to a progressive city. In eight years, the city's population swelled from 11,000 to 70,000. Before L. A.'s streets were paved, these new Angelenos had established the University of Southern California in order to train the professionals necessary to serve the emerging metropolis.
Among the professionals most in demand were teachers and school administrators. Classes in education at USC began in the 1890s with a Department of Pedagogy; the Department of Education was established in 1909 as part of the College, the formal School of Education was established in 1918 with Thomas Blanchard Stowell as the founding dean. During the 1960s, the teaching profession changed substantially. Explosive growth in Southern California led to a rapid expansion of the public school system. There was a sudden shortage of qualified teachers, a rise in the development of teachers' unions, a demand for greater professionalism of school administrators, the centralization of schools into unified school districts. Rossier responded to these changes by refocusing on the professional training and expertise administrators needed in these new governance structures. Over 100 superintendents in California are USC education alumni. In 1998, alumni Barbara J. and Roger W. Rossier gave $20 million to the school, at the time the largest gift to any school of education in the world.
In recognition of their generosity and the importance of their vision for the future of education, the school was renamed in their honor. In 2009, Dean Karen Symms Gallagher joined up with USC philanthropist and technology innovator John Katzman and his company 2U to create a new online Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, the MAT@USC; the program was a new initiative to prepare thousands of students to be teachers in high-need schools. The program has since expanded its degree offerings to include a Master of Education in Advanced Instruction degree,a Special Education Credential and Gifted Certificate, a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Change and Leadership; the combined program is known as USC Rossier Online. Rossier School of Education's mission is to strengthen urban education through research and service in the areas of leadership, learning and diversity. Marlo Thomas - Actress and social activist known for starring on the sitcom That Girl and her award-winning feminist children's franchise, Free to Be...
You and Me. Ethel Percy Andrus - First woman high school principal in California. D. on the West Coast and professor emeritus at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles Cindy Hensley McCain - Chair, Hensley & Co. Philanthropist Kent M. Keith - Former president, Chaminade University Thelma "Pat" Nixon - Former First Lady of the United States Robert A. Underwood - President, University of Guam.
USC School of Cinematic Arts
The USC School of Cinematic Arts —formerly the USC School of Cinema-Television, otherwise known as CNTV—is a private media school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The school offers multiple undergraduate and graduate programs covering film production, screenwriting and media studies and digital arts, media arts + practice, interactive media & games. Additional programs include the Business of Entertainment, it is the oldest and arguably most reputable such school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Having been ranked as one of the best film schools in the world on several occasions, SCA has most notably topped THR's ranking for seven consecutive years; as such, admissions into the school are competitive, with an estimated 2–3% acceptance rate. The school's founding faculty include Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, William C. DeMille, Ernst Lubitsch, Irving Thalberg, Darryl Zanuck.
Notable professors include the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film. In April 2006, the USC Board of Trustees voted to change the school's name to the USC School of Cinematic Arts. On September 19, 2006, USC announced that alumnus George Lucas had donated US$175 million to expand the film school with a new 137,000-square-foot facility; this represented the largest single donation to the largest to any film school in the world. His previous donations resulted in the naming of two existing buildings after him and his then-wife, though Lucas was not fond of the architecture used in those buildings. An architectural hobbyist, Lucas laid out the original designs for the project, inspired by the Mediterranean Revival Style, used in older campus buildings as well as the Los Angeles area; the project received another $50 million in contributions from Warner Bros. 20th Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. In fall 2006, the school, together with the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, created the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, Jordan.
The first classes were held in 2008, the first graduating class for the university was in 2010. Donations from film and game industry companies and alumni have enabled the school to build the following facilities: School of Cinematic Arts Complex, completed in 2010, which includes: 20th Century Fox soundstage George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Buildings, featuring the Ray Stark Family Theatre, equipped for 3D presentation, as well as two digital theatres, the Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre and Fanny Brice Theatre Marcia Lucas Post-Production Center Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation Sumner Redstone Production Building Interactive building, home the USC Interactive Media & Games Division, the USC Division of Media Arts and Practice, several research labs Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, home of Trojan Vision, USC's student television station Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, featuring a 365-seat theatre that serves as a classroom with USC faculty member and Academy Award winner Tomlinson Holman's THX audiovisual reproduction standard used in film venues worldwide.
The Frank Sinatra Hall, dedicated in 2002, houses a public exhibit and collection of extensive memorabilia commemorating Sinatra's life and contributions to American popular culture. David L. Wolper Center at Doheny Memorial Library Louis B. Mayer Film and Television Study Center at Doheny Memorial Library Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image ArchiveAt the center of the new television complex is a statue of founder Douglas Fairbanks, he is seen holding a fencing weapon in one hand to reflect his strong ties with the USC Fencing Club. Since 1973, at least one alumnus of SCA has been nominated for an Academy Award annually, totaling 256 nominations and 78 wins. Since 1973, at least one SCA alumnus or alumna has been nominated for the Emmy Award annually, totalling 473 nominations and 119 wins; the top 17 grossing films of all time have had an SCA graduate in a key creative position. The Princeton Review has ranked the Interactive Media and Games Division's video game design program best in North America multiple years in a row.
Both The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today have ranked SCA the number one film program in the world, with its unmatched facilities, proximity to Hollywood, numerous industry connections being the primary rationale. Awards for USC Cinema short filmsIn 1956, producer Wilber T. Blume, a USC Cinema instructor at the time, received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he created entitled The Face of Lincoln. Blume received an Academy Award nomination that year for documentary short. In 1968, George Lucas won first prize in the category of Dramatic films at the third National Student Film Festival held at Lincoln Center, New York for his futuristic Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB. In 1970, producer John Longenecker received an Academy Award for best live action short film for a film he produced while attending USC Cinema 480 classes as an undergraduate—The Resurrection of Broncho Billy; the film's crew and cast included cinematographer. In 1973, Robert Zemeckis wo