October 29, 2015
July 7, 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
May 29, 2015
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.
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
During Dr. Nikias’ tenure as president, USC is emerging as a global research university with an undisputed academically-elite status, due to a number of strategic initiatives that include: recruiting a cadre of transformative, world-class faculty and accelerating the expansion of the university’s academic medical enterprise; broadening USC’s international presence; dramatically improving the breadth and quality of its outstanding student body; improving the university’s infrastructure, including the development of the USC Village; and aggressively advancing the largest fundraising campaign in the history of higher education.
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
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