November 20, 2015
November 19, 2015
USC president joins cast and director in discussion of the play’s timeless themes.
As part of a special Nov. 19 Visions and Voices event, 160 students traveled to a performance of the classic play Antigone by A Noise Within, a Pasadena-based theater company.
The students saw more than a play, though: Afterward, USC President C. L. Max Nikias joined the cast and director Robertson Dean to discuss some of the play’s timeless themes and take questions from students.
The group watched Jean Anouilh’s
October 31, 2015
Innovation was the subject of the day as USC President C. L. Max Nikias talked tech with Silicon Beach-based senior executives from companies like Google, YouTube, Yahoo, SpaceX and IMAX.
The Nov. 18 event at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies in Playa Vista was hosted as part of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce’s Power Hour series.
Nikias addressed many of the ways in which USC is plugging into Los Angeles’ burgeoning Silicon Beach scene, including efforts to promote startups and technology transfer. He
October 29, 2015
The 2015 USC Global Conference drew to a close in Shanghai tonight with the Gala Dinner in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. President C. L. Max Nikias honored USC Trustee Ming Hsieh for his role as co-chair of the event and for his overall contribution to the university.
“Through the power of his impressive intellect and the perseverance of his courageous spirit, Ming Hsieh stands as a shining symbol of the Chinese culture and the American Dream,” said
October 22, 2015
SHANGHAI – The 2015 USC Global Conference opened at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai today with a record attendance of more than 700 at the welcome dinner to start the event. Guests were treated to special performances by local artists and USC students.
The conference runs through Saturday and features presentations and discussions among USC researchers, Chinese business leaders and other global executives and academic leaders.
“Our entire delegation is extremely grateful that so many have come from all corners of this country, and from
On October 21 2015, USC President C. L. Max Nikias led a rededication ceremony to formally inaugurate the Davidson Conference Center for the USC International Academy. A site once dedicated primarily to large-group meetings, the Davidson Conference Center on the northeast corner of the University Park Campus has been refitted to contain 28 classrooms. The change reflects the high student demand for the USC International Academy’s services.
The university launched the academy in fall 2014 for international students. The academy helps students qualify for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs at
September 24, 2015
President C. L. Max Nikias just returned from Laguna Beach, CA, where he hosted a roundtable discussion at Wall Street Journal’s prestigious technology conference, WSJ.D Live. President Nikias spoke to delegates about the role universities play in teaching and promoting innovation, and gave a number of examples of where USC is leading in this area, including programs like the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, USC Games and the soon-to-be-launched MSc in Integrated Design, Business and Technology.
Other speakers at the conference included Saleforce.com chairman
August 27, 2015
Nikias is Southern California’s first awardee.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York honored USC President C. L. Max Nikias today with its Academic Leadership Award. Nikias is the organization’s first awardee in Southern California.
The foundation established in 1911 by industrialist Andrew Carnegie bestows the accolade every other year, which comes with a $500,000 grant to further academic initiatives. The award is granted to a select number of university presidents “demonstrating vision and outstanding commitment to excellence and equity fulfilling their administrative
August 25, 2015
Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland made USC one of his key stops during a visit to Los Angeles this week.
Hoyer, the second-ranking member of Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, joined USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Provost Michael Quick, Senior Vice President of University Relations Thomas S. Sayles and Provost Professors Andy McMahon and Ray Stevens — director of The Bridge Institute — for breakfast at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem
July 7, 2015
At a university steeped in traditions, this is the one that gets everything started: the Fall New Student Convocation. Take a look at some of the sights captured around campus during welcome week here.
On July 5, NBC Los Angeles aired veteran reporter Conan Nolan’s interview with USC President C. L. Max Nikias. The two covered a broad range of topics including biotechnology, USC Village, President Nikias’ vision for USC and the overall state of higher education.