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Faculty symposium: David Armstrong
David Armstrong gives a presentation at the Health Sciences Campus faculty symposium, titled “Eliminating Amputations in People with Diabetes: A Merger of Next-Gen Team, Technology and Tenacity.” (USC Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Research symposiums showcase faculty’s interdisciplinary approach to serving the public good

As part of the inauguration of Carol L. Folt, two faculty symposiums highlight innovations, discoveries and potential solutions to the world’s problems.

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Science/Technology
kilauea algae
Scientists initially noticed that ocean water around the volcano was turning green by looking at NASA‘s satellite photos of the eruption. The green color turned out to be chlorophyll from the algae bloom. (Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

1 billion tons of lava spark algae bloom in North Pacific Ocean

Not only did the Kīlauea volcano pour tons upon tons of lava into the ocean last year, but its eruption set off an unusual effect: an algae super bloom. USC Dornsife researchers found out why.