Remembering the unfathomable
With critical assistance from USC Shoah Foundation, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Auschwitz death camp on Jan. 27, 1945, is commemorated in Poland.
The civil rights leader’s contributions are remembered at the Black Staff and Faculty Caucus’ 34th annual King celebration. Singer and TV personality Nicci Gilbert-Daniels, the keynote speaker, told the crowd: “Talk about the vision that positions you to help other people accomplish their dreams.”
When survivors and liberators gather in Poland to commemorate the Jan. 27, 1945, liberation of the Auschwitz camp, the music will come from two USC seniors. Alex Biniaz-Harris and Ambrose Soehn will perform a piece they wrote that’s based on melodies sung by Holocaust survivors and found in USC Shoah Foundation archive.
With 10 directors, a room full of writers and actor James Franco as an instructor, turning Cervantes’ timeless novel into a full-length student film was a monumental task. The team stepped up, and the movie opened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival to positive reviews.
Two miles below the surface of the ocean, researchers have discovered new microbes that “breathe” sulfate. The previously undiscovered species - found by the USC-based Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations - may play an important role in the world’s carbon cycle.