Elizabeth Short, Mayor William “Bill” Bogaard, Niki C. Nikias, USC President C. L. Max Nikias, and Katherine Murray-Morse.
USC and Pacific Asia Museum of Pasadena, Calif., one of the few U.S. museums dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, announced an affiliation today. The alliance between the museum and the university presents a wealth of collaborative opportunities for both institutions.
President Nikias addresses friends and supporters of the Pacific Asia Museum.
The new partnership will preserve the museum’s 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired mansion in downtown Pasadena as an art museum and will enhance the scholarship of the creative faculty and students at USC’s six arts schools and those in the departments of art history, East Asian language and cultures, religion and archaeology. In addition, the alliance will provide a foundation for a renewed museum studies and curatorial training program at USC.
The new name of the museum will be the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
USC Trustee Ming Hsieh and Eva Hsieh with Niki C. Nikias and C. L. Max Nikias.
“With its rich history and inspiring works of art, Pacific Asia Museum will be the perfect complement to many academic endeavors at USC. Both of our organizations work to enrich the educational experience, advance art history and preserve the past for future generations,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias.
“USC is very proud to form a powerful partnership with a local organization that has international appeal and an enduring devotion to promoting the arts.”
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USC President C. L. Max Nikias and Mrs. Niki C. Nikias greet the many alumni volunteers and visitors who came to campus for Homecoming weekend.
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A special tribute was made to some of the academic champions of the university, as National Award winners Kevin Starr, Andrew Viterbi, Morten Lauridsen, and Solomon Golomb were honored in front of more than 90,000 cheering Trojan fans.
The sold-out game brought Trojans to their feet as the weekend closed with an upset win against the 4th-ranked Stanford team. Fight on!
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