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  • Theatre and Dance Dept in partnership with the Local Cinema Studios hosted at sneak peek viewing at the Nick on 12-04-23.

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USC's Edsel Peña, incoming statistics department chair, elected IMS Fellow

Edsel Peña has reached a high point in his nearly 40-year career. The professor in USC's Department of Statistics has been named a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), one of the biggest honors for a statistician. In addition, Peña has received an award from the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering.

USC biologist revives historic moth and butterfly collection

What started as a hobby taking photos of butterflies at a community garden gave Allie Fletcher a jumpstart to a future in ecology research. Now, she's helping build one of the largest single-site insect databases in the country, while discovering and identifying species never documented in South Carolina.

Archaeologists uncover new evidence for prehistoric comet

At dig sites in South Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey, shock-fractured quartz hints at a violent cosmic impact almost 13,000 years ago.

Support and passion bring Honors College alumna into the 'ocean twilight zone'

Honors College alumna Kayla Gardner’s passion for protecting the ocean and teaching others to do the same led her to pursue a career in marine science. Unlike many young people who are drawn to dolphins, turtles or sharks, much smaller creatures sparked Gardner’s interest.

2-time James Beard Book Award finalist rescues food staples of yesteryear

Carolina Distinguished Professor David Shields is a finalist for the 2024 James Beard Book Award for his book The Ark of Taste: Delicious and Distinctive Foods that Define the United States.

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