June 16, 2017
June 15, 2017
The competition for biotech investment is escalating, and USC President C. L. Max Nikias wants to make sure Los Angeles emerges a winner.
“Los Angeles finds itself falling behind in the race for the future of this increasingly important industry,” Nikias told attendees of USC’s Business of Biotech event, which recently brought together community, business and university leaders.
The USC leader envisions a biotechnology park in east Los Angeles on the Health Sciences Campus. The development could provide thousands of construction and biotech jobs.
June 14, 2017
The W. M. Keck Foundation is giving $10 million to support a USC Health Sciences Campus facility critical to advanced patient care, expanding upon the foundation’s longstanding and transformative support to the university.
The generous gift names the Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center, one of USC’s largest outpatient facilities, which houses Keck Medicine of USC clinics that cover almost all medical disciplines, from primary care to surgical specialties. With the gift, the foundation adds to the $150 million it provided in
June 12, 2017
Nearly two years ago, NBC4’s Conan Nolan spoke to USC President C.L. Max Nikias. On May 14, 2017, Nikias returned to provide an update on a wide range of topics including USC Village, national rankings, fall admits and diversity and inclusion.
Nikias discussed his excitement about the fall opening of USC Village, which he said would transform not only the USC community, but the entire neighborhood. The Village includes six buildings that house residential colleges, retail stores such as Target Express and Trader
June 6, 2017
The USC Pacific Asia Museum hosted its annual gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The gala honored Legacy Award recipients Dr. Tei-Fu Chen and Dr. Oi-Lin Chen of the Chen Art Gallery, for their promotion of Asian art and culture through their gallery collection.
The recipient of the Visionary Artist Award was Tadashi Shoji, a fashion designer and creator of Tadashi Shoji and T by Tadashi clothing labels. Shoji received the award for his contribution in promoting Asian
May 13, 2017
Interview at DC alumni event introduces USC’s College Access Blueprint
USC President C. L. Max Nikias led a group of trustees and university leaders to the nation’s capital on April 26 for a series of meetings with legislators. In the evening, he hosted USC’s annual reception for more than 200 alumni, elected officials and political staffers. This year the university revamped its alumni reception to promote the release of its Blueprint for Expanding the College Pipeline. Nikias engaged in a discussion about college access
January 23, 2017
Will Ferrell ’90 has long trod the sidelines of USC football games, led the team onto the field of battle and returned for campus events on behalf of charities like Cancer for College. But none of the more than 60,000 people attending USC’s 134th commencement Friday knew quite what to expect when one of the university’s most famous alumni took to the stage.
The Trojan Family sent out 17,144 new graduates into the world, with the newly minted graduates representing more than
October 8, 2016
USC President C. L. Max Nikias returned to Los Angeles from Davos, Switzerland, after attending the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). The annual gathering brings together industry leaders, policy makers and heads of state from across the world. Discussions focused on a theme of ‘responsive and responsible leadership’ and examined topics such as globalization and the societal impacts of key technological advances.
During the week, Nikias participated in the annual meeting of the Global University
September 25, 2016
The grand opening of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC celebrated a vision aimed at bringing the highest quality of mental health care to Los Angeles’ veterans and military families.
The downtown Los Angeles clinic was made possible by a $15.7 million grant from Cohen through his nonprofit Cohen Veterans Network. It offers free care to veterans and their families who are suffering from post-traumatic stress, mood disorders, substance abuse and other mental health issues.
Marvin Southard, clinic CEO
March 31, 2016
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was the honoree at the 2016 Testimonial Dinner hosted by the Federation of Cypriot American Organization (FCAO) in New York on Friday.
Nikias was recognized for outstanding academic achievements and leadership and was presented a replica of the Kyrenia ship by Republic of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and FCAO President Kyriakos Papastylianou. A merchant ship that sailed the Mediterranean in the fourth century B.C., the Kyrenia ship is a symbol of national pride for Cyprus.
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