Class of 2019: Diverse, talented
Meet the newest Trojans — the most diverse and academically skilled in USC history, thanks to the university’s efforts to increase access across the spectrum of eligible students.
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.
As part of efforts to improve services to combat sexual misconduct and assault, USC participated in the AAU Campus Climate Survey of students along with 26 other member institutions of the Association of American Universities. See survey results and resources on USC Student Affairs' website.