Michael Quick to become provost
The new provost has the “abilities, experience and knowledge that will best serve our large, complex and very ambitious research university,” says President C. L. Max Nikias.
Longtime benefactors Mark and Mary Stevens have donated $50 million to endow and name the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, accelerating the institute’s already dramatic progress in brain mapping and research.
It starts with soccer-ball-shaped spheres of carbon atoms - “Bucky-balls” - that exhibit special physical properties. Scientists at USC have figured out how to turn them into tiny bombs, triggering explosions that one day could target and eliminate cancer.
The anonymous donation brings to three the number of endowed residential colleges at the $650 million complex, rising where the University Village shopping center once stood. Take a virtual tour of the project, which will forever change how Trojans live and learn.
The sounds of the ballpark surrounded 10-year-old pitcher Alex Coker, right, as he took the mound for the first time since brain surgery. Alex could hear them thanks to the skills of his doctors at Keck Medicine of USC, who delicately removed tumors and restored the boy’s hearing.