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USC black lives matter vigil George Floyd
The vigil observed 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence — the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck until he died. (USC Photo)

Saying their names: USC hosts online vigil for Black lives lost

The Trojan Family honors George Floyd and the other Black lives lost to racism and oppression. The vigil included 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence — the amount of time a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck until he died.

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Steve Kay
Steve Kay is director of the MESH (Medicine, Engineering, Sciences and Humanities) Academy, director of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and a Provost Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. (Photo/Max Gerber)

Steve Kay recognized for 25 years of studying circadian rhythms in plants

The decorated USC professor received an award from the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms for decades of research into the mustard plant.