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Edward Rhodes

Professor of Astronomy

Contact Information
E-mail: erhodes@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-6329
Office: SHS 374

 

Education

  • B.S. Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 6/1968
  • M.A. Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 6/1971
  • Ph.D. Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 9/1977


  • Postdoctoral Training

    • Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 09/01/1977-08/31/1978  

    Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    Tenure Track Appointments
    • Professor of Astronomy, University of Southern California, 09/01/1993-  
    • Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Southern California, 09/01/1985-08/31/1993  
    • Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Southern California, 09/01/1979-08/31/1985  

    Non-Tenure Track Appointments
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of Southern California, 09/01/1978-08/31/1979  
    • Assistant Research Astronomer III, University of California, Los Angeles, 09/01/1978-08/31/1979  

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments
    • Visiting Professor of Physics, Stanford University, 01/01/2004-05/31/2004  
    • Visiting Professor of Physics, Stanford University, 09/01/1996-12/31/1996  
    • Associate Research Physicist, University of California, Santa Barbara, 03/01/1990-05/31/1990  
    • Visiting Astronomer, Sacramento Peak National Observatory, 01/01/1975-04/30/1977  

    PostDoctoral Appointments
    • Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 09/01/1977-08/31/1978  

    Other Employment
    • Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 10/01/2006-  
    • Astronomer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 10/01/1983-09/30/2006  
    • Senior Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 10/01/1978-09/30/1983  
    • Post Graduate Researcher III, University of California, Los Angeles, 09/01/1975-08/31/1977  
    • Scientist III, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 06/01/1970-08/31/1977  
    • Research Associate, Aerospace Corporation, 01/01/1974-08/31/1975  
    • Teaching Associate, University of California, Los Angeles, 09/01/1971-06/15/1973  
    • Research Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles, 09/01/1969-06/15/1971  
    • Instructor of Astronomy, Citrus College, 10/01/1970-01/31/1971  
    • Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 06/01/1969-08/31/1969  
    • Associate Physicist, Aerojet-General Corporation, 06/15/1968-08/31/1968  
    • Engineering Project Clerk II, Aerojet-General Corporation, 06/15/1967-09/30/1967  
    • Physical Science Aide, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 06/15/1966-09/30/1966  
    • Engineering Project Clerk II, Aerojet-General Corporation, 06/15/1965-09/30/1965  
    • Engineering Student Trainee, California State Division of Highways, 06/15/1964-09/30/1964  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Rhodes leads an active program in both ground- and space-based observational helioseismology. One of the pioneers in this field of solar physics he is a NASA-selected Co-Investigator on the Solar Oscillation Investigation (SOI). The SOI-Michelson Doppler Imager flys onboard the NASA-ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft. Professor Rhodes is the Principal-Investigator for the 60-Foot Solar Tower at Mt. Wilson Observatory and the High Degree Helioseismic Network (HiDHN). This network consists of a second station in Ukraine, at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. HiDHN provides nearly continuous observations of the sun during the summer months.

    Funded Research

    Contracts and Grants Awarded
    • Study of Solar Cycle Variations in the Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Subsurface Shear Laye (NASA), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $333,000, 03/01/2008-02/28/2011  
    • THE STUDY OF THE CHANGING SOLAR INTERIOR USING GLOBAL AND LOCAL (NASA), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $333,000, 05/24/2006-05/23/2010  
    • SUPPORT FOR THE SOLAR OSCILLATION INVESTIGATION MICHELSON DOPPLER IMAGER EXPERIMENT-JPL CO-INVESTIGA (Goddard SpaceFlight Center), Edward Rhodes Jr, $60,200, 10/01/2008-03/31/2010  
    • Support Payments for Operation of BiSON Spectrometer at Mount Wilson Observatory (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England), Edward Rhodes, $22,000, 04/01/2008-03/31/2010  
    • Partial Support For Algorithm Development And Transfer For Phases D and E of the Helioseismic and Ma (Stanford University), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $500,000, 02/01/2007-03/31/2010  
    • Development of a Solar Disturbance Warning System Using Lunar-Based Observations of Solar Subsurface (NASA), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $94,900, 10/01/2007-09/30/2008  
    • Support Payments for Operation of BiSON Spectrometer at Mount Wilson Observatory (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $5,500, 01/01/2008-03/31/2008  
    • Support Payments for Operation of BiSON Spectrometer at Mount Wilson Observatory (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $39,000, 01/01/2007-12/31/2007  
    • Cont Development And Implementation Of A Novel Method For (Stanford University), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $170,641, 07/15/2005-10/31/2007  
    • SUPPORT FOR THE SOLAR OSCILLATION INVESTIGATION MICHELSON DOPPLER IMAGER EXPERIMENT-JPL CO-INVESTIGA (NASA Goddard SpaceFlight Center), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $57,500, 09/15/2006-09/14/2007  
    • HELIOSEISMIC PROBING OF SOLAR INTERNAL AND DYNAMICS USING GONG+ (NSF), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $309,088, 07/01/2003-06/30/2007  
    • THE STUDY OF THE CHANGING SOLAR INTERIOR USING GLOBAL & LOCAL (NASA), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $301,378, 05/01/2003-04/30/2007  
    • PARTIAL SUPPORT FOR ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER FOR PHASES (Stanford University), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $80,000, 05/01/2005-01/31/2007  
    • Site Support for BiSON Station at Mount Wilson (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $4,400, 10/01/2006-12/31/2006  
    • SUPPORT PAYMENTS FOR OPERATION OF BISON SPECTROMETER AT MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY (University of Brimingham, England), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $8,800, 10/01/2005-09/30/2006  
    • SUPPORT FOR THE SOLAR OSCILLATION INVESTIGATION MICHELSON DOPPLER IMAGER EXPERIMENT-JPL CO-INVESTIGA (NASA Goddard SpaceFlight Center), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr, $50,600, 09/15/2005-09/14/2006  
    • HIGH-DEGREE P-MODE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMIC STUDIES (NASA), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr, $257,000, 04/01/2002-03/31/2006  
    • Site Support for BiSON Station at Mount Wilson (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $8,800, 09/01/2004-08/31/2005  
    • DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A NOVEL METHOD FOR FITTING (Stanford University), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $100,000, 03/01/2004-08/31/2005  
    • JPL Guest Investigator Support for SOI (Goddard SpaceFlight Center), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $49,740, 07/15/2004-07/14/2005  
    • Improvement in Data Environment for Global and Local Helioseismic Studies (NASA), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $29,658, 06/15/2004-06/14/2005  
    • Computation of Frequencies and Frequency Splittings of P-Mode Oscillations (NASA), Edward J. Rhodes, Jr., $288,000, 04/01/2001-11/30/2004  

    USC Funding
    • Provost's Undergraduate Research Associates Program. Helioseismic Studies of Solar Internal Dynamics: Provides stipend and research support for USC undergrads Brittney Miller, Patrick McFaddin, and Hanlong Chen, $10,000, 2009-2010   
    • College SOAR Awards. Helioseismic Studies of Solar Internal Dynamics: Provides stipend support for USC undergraduate students Jorge Rodriguez and Taran Huffman to participate in helioseismic research., $2,000, Spring 2010   
    • Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. Helioseismic Studies of Solar Internal Dynamics: Has supplied stipend support for USC undergrads Juan Lora and Jared Brooks, $5,000, 08/24/2008-05/15/2010  
    • Rose Hills Science and Engineering Fellowships. Helioseismic Studies of Solar Internal Dynamics: Provided stipend support and research support for USC undergraduate students Jin Yoo, Taran Huffman,Anthony Spinella, and Jorge Rodriguez., $26,000, 08/21/2008-12/15/2009  
    • Provost's Undergraduate Research Associates Program. Helioseismic Studies of Solar Internal Dynamics: Provides financial support for undergraduate students Brittney Miller, Joseph Oorebeek, and Patrick McFaddin to participate in helioseismic research., $10,000, 2008-2009   
    • Women in Science and Engineering Fellowship. Helioseismic Studies of Solar Internal Dynamics: Provided stipend and research support for USC undergraduate student Brittney Miller to participate in helioseismic research., $13,000, 05/15/2007-12/15/2008  
    • Provost's Undergraduate Research Associates Program. Helioseismic Studies of Solar Internal Dynamics: Provided support for USC undergraduate students Benedikt Riedel, Hector Pang, and Joseph Oorebeek to participate in helioseismology research., $10,000, 2007-2008   

    Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

    • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Research Scientist
    • NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, Guest Investigator, http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
    • Special Collections and Visual Resources Department of the Getty Research Library, Reader

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • "Solar Cycle Variations in p-Mode Frequencies, Widths, Amplitudes, and Asymmetries", Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager Science Team Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Stanford University, Stanford University Solar Observatories Group, Invited, 09/10/2009-  
    • "The Solar Cycle at High Degrees", HELASNA3-4 Workshop, Talk/Oral Presentation, University of Birmingham, England, HELAS NA3 and NA 4, Invited, 01/06/2009-  
    • "The Centennial Anniversary of the Discovery of Magnetic Fields on the Sun", Celebration in Honor of George Ellery Hale's Discovery, Keynote Lecture, Mount Wilson Observatory, USC Public Relations Office, Invited, 06/26/2008-  
    • "Recent Progress in Helioseismic Peak-Bagging for Both Mode and Ridge Fitting", Solar Dynamics Observatory Science Team Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Napa, CA, Stanford University Solar OIbservatories Group, Invited, 03/27/2008-  
    • "A Quarter Century of shared Experiences With Professor Alessandro Cacciani", Alessandro Cacciani Memorial Symposium, Talk/Oral Presentation, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, Department of Physics, Univ. of Rome, Invited, 02/29/2008-  
    • "The Current Status of Analyzing High-Degree Modes", SOHO 14/GONG 2004 Workshop, Helio- and Asteroseismology: Towards a , Talk/Oral Presentation, Yale University, Yale University Department of Astronomy, Invited, 07/12/2004-  
    • "High-Degree p-Modes and the Sun's Evolving Surface", SOHO 12/GONG 2002 Workshop, Talk/Oral Presentation, Big Bear Lake, CA, Big Bear Solar Observatory, Invited, 10/31/2002-  
    • "Solar Cycle Variability of High-Frequency and High-Degree p-Mode Oscillation Frequencies", SOHO 11 Symposium, Talk/Oral Presentation, Davos, Switzerland, European Space Agency and NASA, Invited, 03/11/2002-  
    • "Challenges in High-Degree Helioseismology", Joint Meeting of the Solar Physics Division of the AAS and the American Geophysical Union, Talk/Oral Presentation, Boston, MA, American Astronomical Society and American Geophys, Invited, 05/29/2001-  
    • "Helioseismic Probing of the Dynamic Solar Interior", International Association of Geodesy and Aeronomy 2003, Talk/Oral Presentation, Sapporo, Japan, IAGA, Invited, 06/30/2003-07/11/2003  

    Other Presentations
    • "Keeping Our Future Lunar Astronauts Healty By Observing the Sun from the Moon", Invited Public Lecture, San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers, San Bernardino County Natural History Museum, Redlands, CA, 03/21/2009-  
    • "Why Go To The Moon To Study the Sun, or How Will We Protect The Health of Our future Lunar Astronauts?", Invited Public Lecture, Orange County Amateur Astronomers, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 11/09/2007-  
    • "Predicting Solar Disturbances by Monitoring the Sun From the Moon", Invited Special Lecture in Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University, Northridge, CSUN, Northridge, CA, 05/20/2007-  
    • "Studying the Dynamic Solar Interior from Mount Wilson and From Space", Invited Public Lecture, San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers, San Bernardino County Natural History Museum, Redlands, CA, 11/15/2003-  
    • "Studies of the Dynamic Solar Interior from Mount Wilson and From Space", Invited Public Lecture, Los Angeles Astronomical Society, Griffith Observatory. Los Angeles, CA, 09/08/2003-  
    • "Studies of the Changing Sun from Mount Wilson and From Space", Invited Public Lecture, Orange County Amateur Astronomers, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 10/11/2002-  

    Publications


    Abstract
    • Rabello-Soares, C., Bogart, R., Basu, S., Rhodes, E. (2005). Ring diagram Analysis of Data from the Mount Wilson Magneto-Optic Filter. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society.

    Book Chapter
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J., Kosovichev, A., Schou, J., Scheurer, P., Reiter, J. (1997). Measurements of Frequencies of Solar Oscillations from the MDI Medium-l Programs. pp. 287-310. The First Results from SOHO; Kluwer Acad. Pub..

    Conference Proceeding
    • Reiter, J., Rhodes Jr, E. J., Schou, J., Larson, T. P. (2009). The Solar Cycle at High Degrees. In Michael J. Thompson and Yvonne Elsworth (Ed.), pp. 2. HELAS NA3-4 Workshop:The Acoustic Solar Cycle.
    • Jain, K., Tripathy, S. C., Gonzalez-Hernandez, I., Armstrong, J. D., Jerreries, S. M., Rhodes Jr, E. J., Rose, P. (2008). Multi-Spectral analysis of Acoustic Mode Characteristics in Active Regions. pp. 389-394. ASP Conference Series.

    Grant Report
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J., Basu, S., Didkovsky, L., Kosovichev, A. G., Schou, J. (2010). Technical Progress Report for NASA Grant NNX08AJ24G.
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J., Basu, S., Didkovsky, L., Kosovichev, A. G., Schou, J. (2009). Technical Progress Report for NASA Grant NNX08AJ24G.
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J., Basu, S., Bogart, R., Didkovsky, L., Kosovichev, A. G., Rabello-Soares, M. C., Reiter, J., Scherrer, P. H., Schou, J. (2008). Technical Progress Report for NASA Grant NNX06AC24G.
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J. (2007). Final Technical Report on NASA Grant NAG5-13538.

    Journal Article
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J., Gonzalez Hernandez, I., Patron, J., Roca Cortes, T., Bogard, R., Hill, F., SOI Ring Diagrams Team 1999, .. (1999). A Synoptic View of the Subphotospheric Horizontal Velocity Flows in the Sun. Astrophys. J.. Vol. 535, pp. 454-463.

    Other
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J., Didkovsky, L., Rose, P. (1998). A Comparison of Helioseismic Data from Mount Wilson and the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. Izv. Krymskoy Astrofiz. Obs..

    Proceedings
    • Howe, R., Bogart, R., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Larsen, R. M., Rhodes Jr, E. J., Rose, P., Schou, J. (2006). Solar Rotation and Zonal Flows from Mount Wilson 60-Ft Tower Data. Noordwijk, Netherlands. European Space Agency.
    • Jain, K., Hill, F., Tripathy, S. C., Antia, H. M., Armstrong, J. D., Jefferies, S. M., Rhodes Jr, E. J., Rose, P. (2006). A Comparison of Acoustic Mode Parameters Using Multi-Spectral Data. Noordwijk, Netherlands. European Space Agency.
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J., Kosovichev, A., Nigam, R., Scherrer, P., Schou, J., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Dziembowski, W., Goode, P., Gough, D., Reiter, J. (1998). Spherical and Aspherical Structure of the Sun: First Year of SOHO/MDI Observations. In F.-L. Deubner, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard and D. Kurtz (Ed.), pp. 157-164. Amsterdam. New Eyes See Inside the Sun and Stars, IAU Symposium; Kluwer Academic Pub..

    Technical Report
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J. (2007). Final Technical Report on NSF Grant AST-0307934.
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J. (2007). Technical Progress Report for NASA Grant NNX06AC24G.
    • Rhodes, E., Reiter, J., Bogart, R., Kosovichev, A., Schou, J., Basu, S. (2006). Quarterly Technical Progress Report for Stanford University Sub-Award Number 14405890-269673.
    • Rhodes Jr, E. J. (2006). Final Technical Report for NASA Grant NAG5-11582.
    • Rhodes, E., Reiter, J., Bogart, R., Kosovichev, A., Schou, J., Basu, S. (2006). Quarterly Technical Progress Report for Stanford University Sub-Award Number 14405890-26967.
    • Rhodes, E., Reiter, J., Bogart, R., Kosovichev, A., Schou, J., Basu, S. (2006). Quarterly Technical Progress Report for Stanford University Sub-Award Number 1503196-33789-A.
    • Rhodes, E., Scherrer, P., Bogart, R., Schou, J., Basu, S., Reiter, J. (2005). Final Technical Report for Stanford University Sub-Award Number 11450040-29056-C.
    • Rhodes, E., Reiter, J., Kosovichev, A., Schou, J., Basu, S. (2005). Final Technical Report for NASA Grant NNG04GM01G.
    • Rhodes, Jr., E. J., Reiter, J. (2005). Progress Report for NASA Grant NAG5-13510. unpublished.
    • Rhodes, Jr., E. J. (2005). FY2004-FY2005 Progress Report for JPL Task Plan Number 71-7983. unpublished.
    • Rhodes, Jr., E. J., Reiter, J. (2005). Final Technical Report for NASA Grant NAG5-11001. Unpublished.

    Advisement

    Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students
    • Supervising seven undergraduate researchers., 2009-2010   
    • Supervised three undergraduate research fellows for the entire summer., 05/15/2009-08/15/2009  
    • Supervised seven undergraduate researchers., 2008-2009   
    • Supervised three undergraduate research fellows for the entire summer., 05/15/2008-08/15/2008  
    • Faculty Adviser, Student Senate Academic Research Fund, 2007-2008   
    • Academic Adviser, Astronomy Program, 2007-2008   
    • Supervised ten undergraduate researchers, Spring 2008   
    • Supervised nine undergraduate researchers, Fall 2007   
    • Faculty Adviser, Student Senate Academic Research Fund, 2006-2007   
    • Academic Adviser, Astronomy Program, 2006-2007   
    • Supervised two Rose Hills Science and Engineering Research Fellows, 05/15/2007-08/14/2007  
    • Supervised One Women in Science and Engineering Summer Research Fellow, 05/15/2007-08/14/2007  
    • Supervised five undergraduate researchers, Spring 2007   
    • Supervised five undergraduate researchers, Fall 2006   
    • Faculty Adviser, Student Senate Academic Research Fund, 2005-2006   
    • Academic Adviser, Astronomy Program, 2005-2006   
    • Supervised one Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, 05/15/2006-08/14/2006  
    • Supervised one Provost's Undergraduate Research Associate, 05/15/2006-08/14/2006  
    • Supervised three undergraduate researchers, Spring 2006   
    • Supervised three undergraduate researchers, Fall 2005   
    • Academic Adviser, Astronomy Program, 2004-2005   
    • Supervised one McNair Scholar, 05/15/2005-08/14/2005  
    • Supervised two undergraduate researchers, Spring 2005   
    • Supervised two undergraduate researchers, Fall 2004   
    • Supervised two undergraduate researchers, 2003-2004   
    • Supervised two undergraduate researchers, 2001-2002   

    Guest Lectures in Courses

    • PHYS 190: Freshman Colloquium Presented guest lecture on the sun and helioseismology, 11/18/2009-  
    • BISC 483: Geobiology and Astrobiology Presented Guest Lecture on Star Formation, Extra-Solar Planet Detection, Theories for Formation of the Solar System, and Description of the Planets, 04/04/2009-  

    Teaching Innovations and Multimedia Teaching

    • Dr. Rhodes served as an invited participant in an Introductory Astronomy Teaching Workshop which was, 03/07/2008-03/08/2008  

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring, 4/22/2008-  
    • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Latter-Day Saint Student Association At The University of Southern California Outstanding Teaching Award, 3/2/2007-  
    • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, LAS General Education Teaching Award, 1999  
    • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Hewlett Foundation Multi-disciplinary Teaching Award, 1995  
    • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Mortar Board Last Lecture Series Awardee, 1995  
    • USC Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Award, 1988  
    • NASA Certificate of Recognition, 1983  
    • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Mortar Board Teaching Excellence Award, 1983  

    Service to the University

    Committees
    • Member, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Steering Committee, 2009-2010   
    • Member, Department of Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2009-2010   
    • Member, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Steering Committee, 2008-2009   
    • Member, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Faculty Council, 2007-2008   
    • Member, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Steering Committee, 2007-2008   
    • Member, Research Caucus of the LAS Faculty Council, 2007-2008   
    • Chair, Research Caucus of the LAS Faculty Council, 2006-2007   
    • Member, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Faculty Council, 2006-2007   
    • Member, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Steering Committee, 2006-2007   
    • Chair, Research Caucus of the LAS Faculty Council, 2005-2006   
    • Member, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Steering Committee, 2005-2006   
    • Member, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Faculty Council , 2005-2006   
    • Chair, Research Caucus of the LAS Faculty Council, 2004-2005   
    • Member, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Steering Committee, 2004-2005   
    • Member, Provost's Task Force on Interdisciplinary Activities, 2004-2005   
    • Member, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Faculty Council , 2004-2005   
    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations
    • Dr. Rhodes was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article concerning the threat posed by the Station Fire to the Mount Wilson Observatory, 09/02/2009-  
    • Dr. Rhodes was quoted in a New York Times article about the threat posed by the Station Fire to the Mount Wilson Observatory, 09/01/2009-  
    • Dr. Rhodes was quoted on CNET news website concerning the status of the Mount Wilson Observatory following the Station Fire., 11/2009  
    • Dr. Rhodes was quoted in an article in the UCLA Daily Bruin regarding the danger to the Solar Towers of the Mount Wilson Observatory that was being posed by the Station Fire, 09/08/2009  
    • Dr. Rhodes was quoted again in another Los Angeles Times article concerning the threat posed to the Mount Wilson Observatory by the Station Fire., 09/03/2009  
    • Dr. Rhodes was quoted in an online New York Times article concerning the threat posed to the Mount Wilson Observatory by the Station Fire., 08/31/2009  
    • Dr. Rhodes assisted in the preparation of an article for the College Newsletter on the trip that he organized to Antelope Valley for his Astronomy 100 students to view a total lunar eclipse., 02/2008  
    Other Service to the University
    • USC Ambassador, 2009-2010   
    • Faculty Part-Time Employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2009-2010   
    • USC Ambassador, 2008-2009   
    • Faculty Part-Time Employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2008-2009   
    • USC Ambassador, 2007-2008   
    • Faculty Part-Time Employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2007-2008   
    • USC Ambassador, 2006-2007   
    • Faculty Part-Time Employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2006-2007   
    • USC Ambassador, 2005-2006   
    • Faculty Part-Time Employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory , 2005-2006   
    • Faculty Part-Time Employee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2004-2005   
    • USC Ambassador, 2004-2005   

    Service to the Profession


    Conferences Organized
    • Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, SOHO 12/GONG+2002 Local and Global Helioseismology: The Present and the Future, Big Bear Lake, CA, 10/27/2002-11/01/2002  
    • Session Chairman for Session on Instrumentation and MIscellaneous Topics, Spring 2001 Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Boston, MA, 05/29/2001  
    • Session Chairman for Session on Helioseismology, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 12/17/1996  
    • Chairman of Local Organizing Committee and Co-Chairman of Scientific Organizing Committee, GONG '94Symposium on Helio- and Asteroseismology of the Sun from the Earth and Space, USC Davidson Conference Center, 05/16/1994-05/20/1994  
    • Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, Conference on Solar Seismology from Space, Snowmass, CO, 08/17/1983-08/19/1983  
    • Session Chairman for Special Session on Solar Seismology, American Geophysical Union, Baltimore, MD, 05/23/1983-05/28/1983  

    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Editorial board, The Open Astronomy Journal, 08/21/2007-05/15/2010  

    Professional Offices
    • President of USC Chapter, Sigma Xi, 09/01/1988-05/15/2001  

    Professional Memberships
    • International Astronomical Union, 1977-  
    • Sigma Xi, 1971-  
    • American Astronomical Society, 1969-  
    • American Geophysical Union, 1969-  
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1968-  
    • Sigma Pi Sigma, 1968-  

    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations
    • Assisted with Celebration in Honor of the Centennial Anniversary of the Discovery of Magnetic Fields, 06/26/2008-  
    • Assisted with Story on Total Lunar Eclipse Trip to Mount Wilson Observatory, -08/28/2007  




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