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    1111With assets in excess of $6.5 billion, the Mellon Foundation is one of the largest grant awarding not-for-profit organizations focused on education and scholarly research. It provides grants in six areas: Higher Education and Scholarship; Scholarly Communications; Research in Information Technology; Museums and Art Conservation; Performing Arts; and, Conservation and the Environment.   
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    13 == University of Southern California == 
     13== The University of Southern California == 
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    15 Located in Los Angeles, the USC is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Founded in 1880, USC today has a student body of 33,500. USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, internationally recognized as the top academic film, television, and new media program, will be Astea Solutions’ principal collaborator on Sophie, providing project oversight and evangelism to the academic community.   
     15Located in Los Angeles, USC is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Founded in 1880, USC today has a student body of 33,500. USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, internationally recognized as the top academic film, television, and new media program, will be Astea Solutions’ principal collaborator on Sophie, providing project oversight and evangelism to the academic community.   
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    1717== Astea Solutions AD == 
     
    3535With the revision, the new Sophie Reader will be browser-based, offering even easier access to – and sharing of – Sophie projects. Sophie 2.0 will also allow the embedding of Sophie Books as applets on any Web page, and the new version will support Adobe Flash. In addition, Sophie 2.0 will be accompanied by full-scale support for an emerging Sophie user community.  [[BR]]  
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    37 USC became involved with Sophie officially in June of 2004. However, USC had for many years followed and supported Bob Stein's research. A frequent lecturer across the campus, Stein was also a Senior Fellow in the Annenberg School, and the Institute for the Future of the Book was initially housed between USC and Columbia University. USC's Institute for Multimedia Literacy, a research unit within the School of Cinematic Arts, has also used Sophie extensively. Through the IML, for example, Sophie was introduced to undergraduates in General Education courses, as well as to students in the IML's Honors in Multimedia Program in 2007 and 2008. [[BR]]  
     37USC became involved with Sophie officially in June of 2004. However, USC had for many years followed and supported Bob Stein's research. A frequent lecturer across the campus, Stein was also a Senior Fellow in the Annenberg School, and the Institute for the Future of the Book was initially housed between USC and Columbia University. USC's Institute for Multimedia Literacy, a research unit within the School of Cinematic Arts, has also used Sophie extensively. Through the IML, for example, Sophie was introduced to undergraduates in General Education courses, as well as to students in the IML's Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program in 2007 and 2008. [[BR]]  
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    3939USC's support for Sophie has also included funding a week-long workshop for scholars in May 2008, during which Sophie's affordances were tested in practice in tandem with discussions regarding the ways in which Sophie transforms the traditional acts of scholarly reading and writing. Organized and led by the IML, the workshop raised several key conceptual issues. One of these centered on the tension between understanding Sophie as a compositional environment that sparks new forms of writing, in opposition to imagining Sophie to be an aggregator, or a space for gathering and displaying various texts and media objects. Another key issue centered on the tensions among text, audio and video: what takes precedence? How does one orchestrate these elements effectively? And how do readers learn now to "read" these media-rich texts? More than that, though, the workshop prompted discussions of the conceptual work to come.[[BR]]