Fifth anniversary of Arieh Warshel’s Nobel Prize

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf presenting the Nobel to Warshel

On December 10, 2013, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the Nobel to Warshel and his two colleagues, Michael Levitt of Stanford University and Martin Karplus of the Université de Strasbourg in France and Harvard University, for their groundbreaking development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.

Kaufman Connections brings dance to 32nd Street Elementary

32nd Street Elementary School student exercising
Photo by Cecile Oreste

This year, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance launched Kaufman Connections, a new initiative for community engagement. Its first effort is a dance partnership led by our Kaufman BFA students, who bring weekly hip-hop workshops to students at 32nd Street Elementary.

Ensuring Lifespan Health

Valter Longo

At USC, and with our partners across the country and world, we don’t just want to extend life, we want to extend life well.

Courage in Journalism Comes to Campus

Images of journalists Zehra Dogan, Rosario Mosso Castro, Meridith Kohut, and Nima Elbagir

Three winners of the Courage in Journalism Awards, who spoke on campus this week, were inspiring, brave, and taught us all the importance of bearing witness across the world.

Where Ideas are Contested

Bovard Administration Building

Great American universities have historically been the places where ideas are contested, debates are encouraged, and free speech is held sacred.

USC’s Class of 2022 – We’re Building a Better USC Every Year

New students eat with family and friends
New students eat with family and friends during New Student Convocation, August 16, 2018. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

We continue to admit a high-achieving student body whose composition more accurately reflects the diverse fabric of our national and global society.

Congratulations to faculty recently promoted to tenure

Dr. Takeishi Saito
Dr. Takeishi Saito

USC is a large university with diverse schools and an abundance of departments within those schools, but I’m proud to say that we hire and cultivate world-class faculty at all levels and in all disciplines.

Diversity, Inclusion, and the Trojan Family

Provost Michael Quick speaking to an audience

We talk a great deal about the importance of our Trojan Family, and all that it means to us to be part of this large and dynamic group. Alumni are a major part, and I found it heartening to address more than 300 of them last week at the annual Alumni Leadership Conference.