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Celebrating Women’s History Month

With the monthlong commemoration underway, get to know some of these trailblazing Trojan women.


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kelp elevator biofuel growth USC research
A diver attaches seaweed to a prototype of a device called the “kelp elevator.” Raising and lowering the kelp on the elevator dramatically accelerates its growth, proving the potential for mass-produced seaweed to power vehicles with biofuel harvested from the ocean. (USC Photo/David Ginsburg)

USC scientists may have unlocked kelp’s potential as a major biofuel source

Using a “kelp elevator,” researchers at the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies were able to grow the biofuel crop in large quantities in the open ocean.

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COVID-19
An illustration from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals the basic form of the virus blamed for the outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. (Illustration/Alissa Eckert and Dan Higgins, CDC)

COVID-19: County guidelines allow some additional campus activities

Openings — all using reservation system — include: Cromwell Field and outdoor tennis practice courts; music and dance practice rooms, studios and maker spaces (limited use); and, starting March 15, some operations at Doheny and Leave libraries.