May 29, 2015
November 4, 2014
USC President C. L. Max Nikias, joined by first lady Niki C. Nikias, received a warm welcome upon returning to his undergraduate alma mater earlier this week for a special ceremony held in front of more than 100 faculty, senior administrators, family, and friends. President Nikias graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1977 and on Tuesday, was presented with an honorary doctorate in electrical and computer engineering by NTUA’s vice rector, Dimitrios Papantonis, and dean of
October 19, 2014
Dr. C. L. Max Nikias is the 11th president of the University of Southern California. Under his leadership, USC now stands among the world’s leading and most selective private research universities. USC is also one of the most economically diverse institutions in the nation, providing more than $300 million in student financial aid from its own funds every year.
August 25, 2014
More than 80,000 USC alumni, students, and Trojan Family members gathered during a weekend of festivities and spirit for Homecoming 2014. USC President C. L. Max Nikias and Mrs. Niki C. Nikias welcomed alumni organizations representing many facets of the more than 350,000 living alumni across the globe. Pictured here, Dr. and Mrs. Nikias celebrate the day with the USC Latino Alumni Association.
May 20, 2014
August 29, 2014
Niki and I are eager to begin a new academic year at the university—our fifth as president and first lady of USC—and hope you had a wonderful summer. We are certainly pleased to be back, and to feel the energy of our new and returning students and faculty. We draw such pride from our Trojan Family, and from our collective strength, creativity, and kindness.
I am always humbled by the generous support of USC—at all levels, and this summer
April 18, 2014
At a gala dinner on May 19, 2014 hosted by the Asia Society of Southern California, USC Trustee Ming Hsieh was honored as the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year, presented with the award by USC President C. L. Max Nikias.
Ming Hsieh earned a B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1984) in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. Soon after earning his degrees, he founded two highly successful companies, AMAX Information Technologies (1985) and Cogent, Inc. (1990), of which he is
January 18, 2014
Alia Tutor, the wife of USC Trustee Ronald N. Tutor ’63, both longtime supporters of the university, is providing a gift to establish the Alia Tutor Chair in Reproductive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The new chair will be housed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The first holder of the chair is Richard Paulson, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, chief of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and director of USC Fertility.
Paulson has served
As the 2014 year began, USC hosted key events that celebrate the ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The 22nd annual Empowerment Congress, chaired by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, brought together stakeholders from civic organizations, faith-based organizations, private businesses, and community-based organizations to identify issues of justice and equality in Los Angeles.
(left to right) USC President C.L. Max Nikias, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck California, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca