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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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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.

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.