Countless books have been written on leadership - but it's worth going back to the classics for time-tested ideas, writes USC President Nikias in The Wall Street Journal.

What the Ancient Classics Can Teach Us About Leadership
"The spirit of discovery and exploration... this is exactly the same spirit we all share.

The future belongs to those who are not afraid to take risks."

-USC Pres. C. L. Max Nikias speaks in celebration of a new partnership with the Taiwanese Department of Education. #ExploreOn #FightOn
Did you know - USC had its first presidential visit mere weeks after opening?

On October 23, 1880, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes toured and, according to news reports of the day, expressed pleasure and hopes to see the university continue to grow and prosper. ✌

Hail to the chiefs: presidential visits to USC, in pictures
Meet Daniel Million - USC student and UNCF Gates Millennium Scholar. ✌

United Negro College Fund Helps USC Student Achieve Higher-Education Dreams
The Sphinx Competition recognizes the top African-American strings players from across the country - and USC Thornton School of Music​ students took home two of the top three awards!

USC Thornton strings students pluck top awards at national competition
β€œAlthough USC’s larger gifts tend to make the news, it’s the outpouring of support from alumni, parents, grateful patients and friends from all across the nation and world that is most inspiring,”

- Albert Checcio, senior vice president of university advancement ✌

USC closes in on $6-billion fundraising goal way ahead of schedule
"I always think of charisma as fire or a weapon. You can use it to heat your house or you can use it to burn your house down."

-Bart Campolo, humanist chaplain at the USC Office of Religious Life, on the anatomy of charisma

The Anatomy of Charisma - Issue 45: Power - Nautilus
In this State of the University address, President Nikias covered a lot of ground - from a rallying cry to protect the Trojan Family's history of inclusiveness to an update on the Campaign for USC. It's a must-read!

USC State of the University address: β€˜If we lose an inclusive spirit, we lose our souls and our selves’
Live campus tour!

Here are the highlights from this tour:
Founder's Park, the Annenberg School for Communications & Journalism building (ASCJ), the Physical Education Building (PED), Cromwell Field, Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), the USC Bookstore, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Trousdale Parkway, Hahn Plaza and the Traveler and Tommy Trojan statues!
African Americans may be at greater risk for developing Alzheimer's disease - but they are less likely to participate in clinical research, meaning that treatments may be biased toward other populations.

USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work researcher Karen Lincoln is trying a novel approach to change that.

USC researchers hope a new texting campaign will change minds about Alzheimer's
Fight On to the student journalists at Boyle Heights Beat – and to their publisher, Michelle Levander, who is also the director of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism!

How these high school reporters are covering Boyle Heights' most pressing topics
Looking for love can be a full-time job.

Engineers try to get to the heart of true love
β€œThere are a lot of ways you can change the world, but we know the way that is most likely to have that effect is through a college education,” USC Provost Michael Quick told high school attendees.

College Access Day shows students how they can make the leap to higher ed
Campus is like a love letter given to the #TrojanFamily every day. ❀


To mom - your original #Valentine.

❀ ✌ #LoveUSC

(Video credit: Markian, USC students and their moms)
Hurdles – like few incentives for pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials - are slowing down scientists searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's-preventing drugs may already exist β€” we just can't test them
These philanthropic gifts are seeding the future for the Trojan Family! ✌

USC places among top institutions in fundraising β€” for four years running