135 years old and still fighting on
From a modest start in what is now the Widney Alumni House, USC marks its 135th birthday Oct. 6 as one of the nation’s leading research institutions.
University Trustee Jerry Neely and his wife, Nancy, have endowed the USC Jerry and Nancy Neely Leadership and Ethics Institute with a gift of $10 million. The institute will advance the development of ethical business leadership with the framework of the global economy.
C. L. Max Nikias is the award’s first Southern California recipient. Since taking office in 2010, Nikias has led the Campaign for USC, overseen dramatic expansion of student financial aid and shepherded a dozen major construction projects.
From climate change to the church’s changing demographics, Pope Francis has been engaging Catholics in new ways. With the pontiff making his first-ever visit to the United States, three USC experts look at the pope’s reforms and what they mean.
Researchers including USC Viterbi’s Costas Synolakis found that “arrogance and ignorance,” design flaws, regulatory failures and improper hazard analyses doomed the Japanese nuclear power plant even before the 2011 tsunami hit.