A prized moment
USC's Arieh Warshel received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10.
They usually come together on the playing field or in the classroom. But this time, about 200 student-athletes and USC staffers joined forces on a food-packing assembly line. With the help of former swimmer Fred Uytengsu ’83, volunteers boxed 40,000 meals for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
For Niki C. Nikias, the young men and women of USC are never far from mind, even when she’s attending to her off-campus activities like holiday baking. While preparing baklava, a traditional Greek baked dessert, she decided to share the holiday bounty with the young students guarding Tommy Trojan from vandals.
He helped invent the first device intended to restore sight to the blind — one just recognized as Innovation of the Year by Popular Science. Now Mark Humayun tackles a different project: He's taken the helm of the USC Eye Institute as its inaugural director.
USC, with Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, will light the Olympic Torch in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday in tribute to former President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy gave the 1960 Democratic National Convention nomination speech in the Coliseum in July of 1960.