A low wall serving as a foundation or terrace wall; often used to refer to the base of tall buildings. In classical architecture, the mass of masonry on the flat top of which a classical temple was built.
A surface raised above its surroundings by building retaining walls and filling the space between them with earth. A podium served as the foundation for a special building (palace, temple, fortress, etc.).
The collection of hardware and software used in some Rice lecture rooms. These systems typically include a projector, DVD player, VCR, a Macintosh computer, a Windows computer, and a connector to display video from a laptop.
A return based on a series of coupons. The value of each coupon is determined by the number of assets (usually stocks) which meet certain performance criteria. The coupons are rolled up and paid out at maturity.