David X. Marks Tennis Stadium
The David X. Marks Tennis Stadium is a tennis facility located on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles; the facility, built in 1971, serves as the home of women's tennis teams. The facility provides six outdoor tennis courts and has a seating capacity of 1,000; the stadium is named for a World War I pilot. In 2015, The Buntmann Family Tennis Center was includes a new entrance and lobby; the renovation included suites with lockers, team meeting rooms and lounges. The renovation included a new training room, storage area and large multi-purpose room. In 2005, a new LED scoreboard was installed. In 2002, 700 chair-back seats were added replacing bleacher seating; the 1974 men’s NCAA Tennis Tournament was held at the stadium. David X. Marks Tennis Stadium at usctrojans.com
USC Trojans women's volleyball
The USC Trojans women's volleyball team is coached by Brent Crouch, who began in 2018. Under the last coach, Mick Haley, USC became the first repeat NCAA Volleyball National Champion to go undefeated, as they finished off 2003 with a record of 35–0 while becoming the first school in NCAA history to stay at number one in the coaches poll every week; the program began in 1976. The first coach, Chuck Erbe, led the team to four national championships, 1 NCAA and three AIAW. Women's volleyball has 10 final four appearances, finishing as the National runner-up in 1982. More USC sent three female volleyball athletes to the 2008 Olympics – 2004 graduate Nicole Davis represented the indoor United States team, earning a silver medal. 2008 graduate Asia Kaczor represented her native Poland for indoor play, while 2006 alum Bibiana Candelas teamed up with Mayra García in beach volleyball, representing her native country, Mexico. 1981 was the first year. USC, with a 26–10 record, defeated favored UCLA at Pauley Pavilion to win the first NCAA volleyball championship in NCAA history.
USC won the program's second NCAA championship by defeating No. 2 and defending national champion Stanford 3–1. Keao Burdine was named the Most Outstanding Player. In 2003, USC repeated as national champions. With a 35–0 record, the Women of Troy became the first repeat champion to go undefeated. USC defeated Florida 3–1 in the final. In 2004, USC made its third consecutive final four, by upsetting No. 1 Nebraska in the regional final. In the national semifinals, the Women of Troy lost to No. 4 seeded Minnesota, the eventual national runners-up. USC is the only school in the history of the AVCA Showcase tournament to win back-to-back AVCA Showcase titles, as the Women of Troy won in 2003 by defeating Hawaiʻi and 2004 by defeating Minnesota. USC made its first final four since 2004. In the national semifinal, the Women of Troy nearly defeated top-seeded and eventual national runner-up Stanford having match point, but ended up losing the fifth set in extra points, 16–14. During the regular season, USC had beaten the Cardinal once.
Starting the season ranked 10th nationally, the Women of Troy compiled a 25–4 regular-season record, the 8th 25-win season in coach Haley's 10-year tenure. Notably, in the regular season USC recorded a sweep of crosstown rival UCLA in conference play, including a 3–2 margin in the last match before postseason play, avenging losses in both 2009 matches; the Women of Troy dropped just one set through the first three rounds of the NCAA tournament before facing Stanford in the quarterfinal. Though the Cardinal had defeated USC in both regular-season matches, the Women of Troy edged Stanford in a five-setter, led by Falyn Fonoimoana's season-high 25 kills, it was USC's first win against Stanford in seven tries dating to 2007. Despite having won both regular season matches against Cal, the Women of Troy hit a season low.107 as a team—including a negative hitting percentage in the first set—and were swept, 3–0, in the semifinal. USC finished 29–5 on the season; the North Gym, located in the USC Physical Education Building, was the team's home court from 1976 until 1988.
From 1989 to 2006, the North Gym and the Lyon Center split time as the team's home court. In 2007, the team moved to the Galen Center as its home court, but uses the old venues if the Galen Center is reserved for other events. Paula Weishoff – 1984, 1992, 1996 indoor volleyball Olympian Susan Woodstra – 1984 indoor volleyball Olympian, assistant coach for the 2008 Olympics. Debbie Green-Vargas, – 1984 indoor volleyball Olympian regarded as the greatest women's volleyball setter in USA volleyball history. Nicole Davis – 2008 and 2012 indoor volleyball Olympian Bibiana Candelas – 2008 beach volleyball Olympian Joanna Kaczor – 2008 indoor volleyball Olympian Jennifer Kessy – 2012 Olympic silver medalist in beach volleyball April Ross – 2012 Olympic silver medalist in beach volleyball, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in beach volleyball List of NCAA Division I women's volleyball programs Official website
Dedeaux Field is a college baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California, U. S. on the west end of the campus of the University of Southern California. The home field of the USC Trojans of the Pac-12 Conference, it has a seating capacity of 2,500, it opened 45 years ago in 1974, the year USC won its record fifth consecutive College World Series title, the sixth in seven years. It is named after longtime head coach Rod Dedeaux, who led the Trojans from 1942 until his retirement at age 72 in June 1986; the elevation of the playing field is about 175 feet above sea level. The previous venue was Bovard Field, about 500 yards to the southeast. Bovard's home plate was located in today's E. F. Hutton Park and a large eucalyptus tree guarded the right field line. NCAA Regional Tournaments: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1991, 1999, 2001, 2002NCAA Super Regional Series: 2001PAC-8 Playoffs: 1974, 1977PAC-10 Playoffs: 1995, 1996 During the 2028 Summer Olympics, Dedeaux Field will be modified into a temporary aquatics venue which will host swimming, synchronized swimming and diving.
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an American outdoor sports stadium located in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, United States. Conceived as a hallmark of civic pride, the Coliseum was commissioned in 1921 as a memorial to L. A. veterans of World War I. Completed in 1923, it will be the first stadium to have hosted the Summer Olympics three times: 1932, 1984, 2028, it was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984, the day before the opening ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics. The stadium serves as the home to the University of Southern California Trojans football team of the Pac-12 Conference, it is the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. The Coliseum was home to the Rams from 1946 to 1979; the Coliseum is serving as their home stadium again until the completion of Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood. The facility had a permanent seating capacity of 93,607 for USC football and Rams games, making it the largest football stadium in the Pac-12 Conference and the NFL.
USC, which operates and manages the Coliseum, began a major renovation of the stadium in early 2018. During the renovation project the seating capacity will be 78,467 and will be 77,500 upon completion in 2019; the $270 million project is scheduled to be completed by the 2019 football season and is the first major upgrade of the stadium in twenty years. The project includes replacing the seating along with the addition of luxury boxes and club suites. Naming rights were granted to United Airlines but following some concerns expressed by veterans groups and the new president of the Coliseum Commission, the naming rights are in limbo. United Airlines did not approve of any change from United Airlines Memorial Coliseum and suggested that they were willing to step away from the deal; the stadium is located in Exposition Park, owned by the State of California, across the street from USC. The Coliseum is jointly owned by the State of California, Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles and is managed and operated by the Auxiliary Services Department of the University of Southern California.
From 1959 to 2016, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was located adjacent to the Coliseum. Banc of California Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium and home of Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC, was constructed on the former Sports Arena site and opened in April 2018; the stadium was the temporary home of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball from 1958 to 1961 and was the host venue for games 3, 4, 5 of the 1959 World Series. It was the site of the First AFL-NFL World Championship Game called Super Bowl I, Super Bowl VII. Additionally, it has served as a home field for a number of other teams, including the Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL, UCLA Bruins football; the Coliseum is now the home of the USC Trojans football team and the temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams. Most of USC's regular home games the alternating games with rivals UCLA and Notre Dame, attract a capacity crowd; the current official capacity of the Coliseum is 78,467. USC's women lacrosse and soccer teams use the Coliseum for selected games involving major opponents and televised games.
USC rents the Coliseum to various events, including international soccer games, musical concerts and other large outdoor events. The Coliseum was commissioned in 1921 as a memorial to L. A. veterans of World War I. The official ground breaking ceremony took place on December 21, 1921 with construction being completed in just over 16 months, on May 1, 1923. Designed by John and Donald Parkinson, the original bowl's initial construction costs were $954,873; when the Coliseum opened in 1923, it was the largest stadium in Los Angeles with a capacity of 75,144. In 1930, with the Olympics due in two years, the stadium was extended upward to seventy-nine rows seats with two tiers of tunnels, expanding the seating capacity to 101,574; the now-signature Olympic torch was added. For a time it was known as Olympic Stadium; the Olympic cauldron torch which burned through both Games remains above the peristyle at the east end of the stadium as a reminder of this, as do the Olympic rings symbols over one of the main entrances.
The football field runs east to west with the press box on the south side of the stadium. The scoreboard and video screen that tower over the peristyle date back to 1983. Over the years new light towers have been placed along south rims; the large analog clock and thermometer over the office windows at either end of the peristyle were installed in 1955. In the mid-and late 1950s the press box was renovated and the "Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum" lettering and Olympic rings, lighted at night, were added to the eastern face of the peristyle tower. Between the double peristyle arches at the east end is the Coliseum's "Court of Honor"—plaques recognizing many of the memorable events and participants in Coliseum history, including a full list of 1932 and 1984 Olympic gold medalists.. For many years the Coliseum was capable of seating over 100,000 spectators. In 1964 the stadium underwent its first major renovation in over three decades. Most of the original pale green wood-and-metal bench seating was replaced by individual theater-type chairs of dark red and yellow.
Southern California Earthquake Center
The Southern California Earthquake Center is a consortium of fifteen research institutions with a mission to gather new information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate such information into a comprehensive and predictive understanding of earthquake phenomena, communicate this understanding to end-users in the earthquake engineering profession and the general public in order to increase earthquake awareness, reduce economic losses, save lives. Its headquarters are at the University of Southern California. A community of over 600 scientists from 16 Core Institutions, 47 Participating Institutions, elsewhere participate in SCEC. SCEC partners with a large number of other research and education/outreach organizations in many disciplines. Funding for SCEC activities is provided by the National Science Foundation and the United States Geological Survey; the current acting director of SCEC is Yehuda Ben-Zion. To support this community, SCEC engages in information technology research that will revolutionize our methods of doing collaborative research and distributing research products on-line.
In addition, the SCEC Communication and Outreach Program coordinates Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills and offers student research experiences, web-based education tools, classroom curricula, museum displays, public information brochures, online newsletters, technical workshops and publications. Since 2008, SCEC has coordinated Great ShakeOut Earthquake ShakeOut Drills, a worldwide earthquake safety movement. SCEC operates two different internship programs funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the United States Department of Defense as well as several other institutions including the University of Southern California and the United States Geological Survey; these two programs are the UseIT program, directed towards developing software for understanding earthquakes worldwide and the SURE program, aimed at more focused topics of research in the Earth Sciences. The director of these two programs is Dr. Gabriela Noriega; the SCEC UseIT program, unites undergraduates who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the coming fall, taking any major, coming from colleges and universities across the continent to participate in a leading-edge program at SCEC headquarters.
SCEC/UseIT interns work on multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams to tackle a scientific "Grand Challenge" posed by 2002–2017 SCEC director Dr. Thomas H. Jordan; the Grand Challenge varies each year but always entails performing computer science research, needed by earthquake scientists or outreach professionals. The SCEC SURE program pairs a student, one-on-one, to conduct research with a pre-eminent earthquake scientist or specialist. Many SURE interns have the opportunity to work alongside graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, thus gain the special perspective of these early career professionals. Started in 1994, SCEC/SURE has supported students to work in a wide variety of fields related to earthquake science, including paleoseismic field investigations, remote sensing, risk mitigation, seismic velocity modeling, effects of earthquakes on natural resources such as groundwater, science education, information technology, earthquake engineering. SCEC is one of three institutions that form the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities, responsible for creating the California earthquake "forecast," UCERF.
The current version, with the latest forecast results, is known as UCERF3. SCEC Headquarters are located at the University of Southern California's Park campus just south of Downtown Los Angeles. Administrative offices for SCEC are located on the first floor of the Zumberge Hall of Science on Trousdale Parkway. Other facilities in Zumberge Hall include an educational development office, software development lab, undergraduate computer lab and the office of director Thomas H. Jordan as well as several media rooms for presentations and public outreach. SCEC is a consortium of fifteen core institutions: University of Southern California California Institute of Technology Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory San Diego State University University of California, University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa Cruz University of Nevada, Reno Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stanford University U.
S. Geological Survey Golden Menlo Park Pasadena Thomas H. Jordan Keiiti Aki Sources http://www.scec.org/ Official SCEC site https://web.archive.org/web/20120623163600/http://www.data.scec.org/recent/index.html Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada
Information Sciences Institute
The USC Information Sciences Institute is a component of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, specializes in research and development in information processing and communications technologies. It is located in Marina del California. ISI participated in the information revolution, it played a leading role in developing and managing the early Internet and its predecessor ARPAnet; the Institute conducts basic and applied research supported by more than 20 U. S. government agencies involved in defense, health, homeland security and other areas. Annual funding is about $100 million. ISI employs about 350 research scientists, research programmers, graduate students and administrative staff at its Marina del Rey, California headquarters and in Arlington, Virginia. About half of the research staff hold PhD degrees, about 40 are research faculty who teach at USC and advise graduate students. Several senior researchers are tenured USC faculty in the Viterbi School. ISI research spans artificial intelligence, grid computing, quantum computing, supercomputing, nano-satellites and many other areas.
AI expertise includes natural language processing, in which ISI has an international reputation, reconfigurable robotics, information integration, motion analysis and social media analysis. Hardware/software expertise includes cyber-physical system security, data mining, reconfigurable computing and cloud computing. In networking, ISI explores Internet resilience, Internet traffic analysis and photonics, among other areas. Researchers work in scientific data management, wireless technologies and electrical smart grid, in which ISI is advising the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on a major demonstration project. Another current initiative involves big data brain imaging jointly with the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Federal agency sponsors include the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, other scientific and defense-related agencies.
Corporate partners include Chevron Corp. in the Center for Interactive Smart Oilfield Technologies, Lockheed Martin Company in the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation Center, Parsons Corp. subsidiary Sparta Inc. in the DETER Project, a cybersecurity research initiative and international testbed. ISI has partnered with businesses including IBM Corporation, Samsung Electronics Company, the Raytheon Company, GlobalFoundries Inc. Northrop Grumman Corporation and Carl Zeiss AG, is working with Micron Technology, Inc. Altera Corporation and Fujitsu Ltd. ISI operates the Metal Oxide Semiconductor Implementation Service, a multi-project electronic circuit wafer service that has prototyped more than 60,000 chips since 1981. MOSIS provides design tools and pools circuit designs to produce specialty and low-volume chips for corporations and other research entities worldwide; the Institute has given rise to several startup and spinoff companies in grid software, geospatial information fusion, machine translation, data integration and other technologies.
ISI was founded by Keith Uncapher, who headed the computer research group at RAND Corporation in the 1960s and early 1970s. Uncapher decided to leave RAND after his group's funding was cut in 1971, he approached the University of California at Los Angeles about creating an off-campus technology institute, but was told that a decision would take 15 months. He presented the concept to USC, which approved the proposal in five days. ISI was launched with three employees in 1972, its first proposal was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in 30 days for $6 million. ISI became one of the earliest nodes on ARPANET, the predecessor to the Internet, in 1977 figured prominently in a demonstration of its international viability. ISI helped refine the TCP/IP communications protocols fundamental to Net operations, researcher Paul Mockapetris developed the now-familiar Domain Name System characterized by.com.org.net.gov, and.edu on which the Net still operates. Steve Crocker originated the Request for Comments series, the written record of the network's technical structure and operation that both documented and shaped the emerging Internet.
Another ISI researcher, Danny Cohen, became first to implement packet voice and packet video over ARPANET, demonstrating the viability of packet switching for real-time applications. Jonathan Postel collaborated in development of TCP/IP, DNS and the SMTP protocol that supports email, he edited the RFC for nearly three decades until his sudden death in 1998, when ISI colleagues assumed responsibility. The Institute retained that role until 2009. Postel directed the Internet Assigned Number Authority and its predecessor, which assign Internet addresses. IANA was administered from ISI until a nonprofit organization, ICANN, was created for that purpose in 1998. Cohen was the first entity to implement, Voice Over Internet Protocol; some of the first Net security applications, one of the world's first portable computers originated at ISI. ISI researchers created or co-created the: GLOBUS grid computing standard LOOM knowledge representation language and environment, or LOOM MONARCH supercomputer-on-a-chip Soar for developing intelligent behavioral systemsIn 2011, several ISI natural language experts advised the IBM team that
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy known as School of Policy and Development, at the University of Southern California is a leading urban planning, public policy, public administration, real estate development and health policy and management school in the United States. USC Price offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctoral program and several professional and executive master's degree programs. USC Price offers the Master of Public Administration program at a campus in Sacramento. Urban planning classes were first delivered at USC in Fall of 1921 by Gordon Whitnall, instrumental in founding the Planning Commission of the City of Los Angeles. In 1929, the USC School of Citizenship and Public Administration opened its doors, becoming one of only two programs of its kind in the nation; the school did not resemble much the larger complex school it is today, but it contained the seeds of what is the modern USC Price. In addition to offering a degree in public administration, the School of Citizenship and Public Administration included classes in urban and regional planning from the outset, which led to the urban and regional planning degree and school at USC.
Over time, the School of Public Administration formed the health administration program and the public policy program. In 1955, the School of Public Administration and the School of Architecture and Fine Arts instituted a graduate program in city and regional planning; the graduate planning program grew into an independent academic unit in the 1960s. In 1971, the Irvine Foundation gave its first USC grant to establish an endowed chair in urban and regional planning. In 1974, the USC Board of Trustees merged the Graduate Program in Urban and Regional Planning with the Center for Urban Studies to create the School of Planning and Urban Studies, subsequently the School of Urban and Regional Planning, the first planning program in the nation to achieve status as an independent school; the Irvine foundation provided the new school with an additional endowment for the support of graduate students. The school's undergraduate program was offered jointly with the School of Public Administration; the School of Urban and Regional Planning formed a graduate program in real estate development in 1985, founded the Lusk Center for Real Estate Development in 1988 with a generous gift from John Lusk and his family.
The school launched a new undergraduate program to compliment its existing program with the School of Public Administration. A gift from Ralph Lewis and his wife Goldy, the co-founders of Lewis Homes, enabled the School to break ground for a new building on May 24, 1995, USC's Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall; the School was renamed the School of Urban Planning and Development in 1996. The Lusk Center for Real Estate Development was reorganized into Lusk Center for Real Estate, a university-level research unit jointly administered by USC Price and the USC Marshall School of Business. In November 2011, the Price Family Charitable Fund gave a $50 million naming gift to honor the life and legacy of USC alumnus Sol Price, founder of Price Club; the school was renamed the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy with the shortened name of USC Price. As of 2015, USC Price was ranked #1 in the United States among "The 10 Best Graduate Programs" for Urban Planning, according to TheBestColleges.org. USC Price is ranked #2 in the United States among "America's Best Graduate Schools" for Public Affairs, according to U.
S. News & World Report. USC Price is ranked #9 for its graduate Urban Planning program by Planetizen's "The Top Schools For Urban Planners" in 2012. U. S. News & World Report ranks USC Price as: #3 in city management and urban policy #3 in health policy and management #4 in public management administration #6 in nonprofit management #9 in social policy USC Price offers: Three doctorate programs: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Planning and Development Doctor of Philosophy in Policy and Development Doctor of Policy and Development Five master's degree programs: Master of Public Policy Master of Public Administration Master of Planning Master of Real Estate Development Master of Health Administration Four executive master's degrees: Master of International Public Policy and Management Executive Master of Health Administration Executive Master of Leadership Online Executive Master of Urban Planning One undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Policy and DevelopmentPublic Policy and Law Sustainable Planning Real Estate Development Nonprofit and Social Innovations Health Policy and Management The Price School’s online Executive Master of Urban Planning program is an accelerated program of 24 units.
Students must take 2 four-day in-person intensive sessions. The program focuses on four main areas: land economics. Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise Center for Economic Development Center for Health Financing and Management Center for Sustainable Cities Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration Civic Engagement Initiative Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events Keston