May 13, 2016
May 9, 2016
Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corp., grew up thinking he would move to Los Angeles, attend USC, get married and become a doctor.Many people he grew up with on the south side of Chicago expected him to do just that, he told the thousands attending USC’s 133rd commencement today on the University Park Campus.
“Over time, their dreams became my dreams. They convinced me that I should be a doctor.” Ellison attended college and took courses in pre-medicine. But he dropped out
April 12, 2016
The award honors U.S. citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of the American way of life
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was among the 100 Americans who received the 2016 Ellis Island Medals of Honor from theNational Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) on May 7.
This year marks the medal’s 30th anniversary. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor ceremony featured a significant military presence and patriotic performers as well as notable speakers, followed by a black-tie gala dinner in
April 1, 2016
Nikias praises county’s support of the university’s mission and looks ahead to Biotech Park as the next big partnership.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors honored USC President C. L. Max Nikias today with a presentation of a scroll commemorating USC’s most noteworthy accomplishments during the first five years of his administration. Scrolls are awarded to outstanding citizens of Los Angeles County in recognition of their significant contributions to the county.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the Second District (which includes USC’s
March 31, 2016
It’s a USC tradition to honor Trojan veterans with an annual banquet; after all, USC’s relationship with the Reserve Officer Training Corps goes back decades.
This year’s event, held March 30 at The Westin Bonaventure hotel, took on special meaning as it coincided with the 100th anniversary of the creation of ROTC.
Retired Gen. David Petraeus introduces Retired Gen James Mattis at the USC veterans dinner. (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)
Among those taking part in the celebration were USC President C. L.
March 22, 2016
The midday hubbub of the USC University Park Campus took a brief pause Wednesday as several hundred students, staff, faculty and friends paused to remember Steven B. Sample, the university’s 10th president, who died Tuesday.
Sample led USC from 1991 to 2010, a period in which the university quickly rose into the ranks of the nation’s elite, launched unprecedented community service programs and increased diversity among the faculty and staff.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias remembers Steven B. Sample
February 11, 2016
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was honored at Monday’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association Annual Conference and ECExpo, receiving the organization’s 2016 Diversity Award at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.
The award is given to an organization or individual whose proactive efforts increase cultural, ethnic and gender diversity within the Electrical and Computer Engineering student body and among ECE faculty. Nikias’ recognition was based on his efforts to boost diversity across USC’s student population.
“We are pleased to
January 28, 2016
‘Nobody talks at the national level about the real crisis we face as a nation’
USC will not be satisfied until the Trojan Family is united in a shared commitment to justice and equality, said USC President C. L. Max Nikias in his annual State of the University Address.
Before a packed Town and Gown today, Nikias delivered a major speech on the topic of diversity, an issue that recently has come to the fore at USC and many other top research
January 13, 2016
It’s not every day that construction workers get serenaded by a live band while a crowd of VIPs admires their work.
But that was the scene at the topping out ceremony for USC Village, the $700 million r
etail-residential complex being built on the former University Village site.
About 200 guests – including university officials and friends, local dignitaries and construction partners – joined the USC Village crews today to watch the raising of the ceremonial final beam as well as the
January 11, 2016
UNICEF has awarded USC President C. L. Max Nikias with the Spirit of Compassion Award for his work shaping the minds of a generation of students to be philanthropic, globally minded and informed of the issues that are affecting the world’s children.
Nikias received the award at a star-studded Jan. 12 gala at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Nikias’ co-honoree was soccer legend and UNICEF Ambassodor David Beckham, who was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award by Elton John and
The governing panel oversees business affairs of the playoff organization, including budgets, policies and operating guidelines
Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, announced that USC President C. L. Max Nikias has been named chairman of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. He succeeds University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor, Harvey Perlman, who will be retiring as chancellor of the university this summer.
“Dr. Nikias has been instrumental in the development and growth of the College Football Playoff,” Hancock announced in