January 28, 2016
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
December 3, 2015
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
December 1, 2015
Five new members have been named to the USC Board of Trustees, adding to the group’s diverse body of experienced leaders and philanthropists.
The new trustees are technology entrepreneur David Bohnett ’78, Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss ’85, former media executive Kathy Leventhal, community leader and longtime USC benefactor Kris Popovich ’65, MBA ’70 and physical therapist Tracy Sykes DPT ’98. The trustees were elected to five-year terms.
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November 20, 2015
Continuing a Thanksgiving tradition they began in 2010, President C. L. Max Nikias and his wife, Niki C. Nikias, opened up their homes to students last Thursday. Together with their daughters, Georgiana and Maria, the Nikiases hosted over 400 guests, who were treated to a traditional Thanksgiving meal that included oven roasted free range turkey, ciabatta stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and crispy brussels sprouts.
President Nikias said, “Since Niki and I both came to the U.S. as international students many years ago, we learned quickly that
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