Knowing what to use for each can be frustrating, however, so some basic guidelines follow, plus Examples and a note about Usage Rights.
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USM Nursing Students
Graduates of USM's Certificate of Advance Study in Nursing have a 98% job placement rate. Click for more info.
Nursing students smiling
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USM Nursing students in the classroom
USM Nursing students are prepared for the work place
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Thermal Image of Retina
Filenames should be avoided
Biology majors at USM have access to the latest research technology, like the FLIR SC7900 VL thermal imaging camera used to capture this image of the human eye.
Thermal camera image of human eye
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Thermal image of human eye taken at USM with FLIR SC7900 VL camera
Eye under microscope
Always remember to use only images that you have permission to use.