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A member of the breakdance troupe SickStep performs at Spark!, a multimedia showcase on August 18, 2006, marking the inaugural year of Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative.


Trojan victory signs held high, members of the Trojan Family fill Hahn Central Plaza on October 6, 2005, kicking off Festival 125, a four-day all-university open house celebrating USC’s 125th anniversary.


Hollywood turns out big-time in March 2001, as USC’s Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts marks a new era in the making of motion pictures. At the head table are Avid Technology CEO David Krall, filmmakers George Lucas ’66, Robert … Continue reading


President C. L. Max Nikias and his wife, USC first lady Niki C. Nikias, walk past thousands gathered in Alumni Park during his inauguration ceremony on October 15, 2010. Read his biography.


A noted glaciologist, James H. Zumberge becomes USC’s ninth president in 1980. Read his profile.


Fred D. Fagg Jr., takes office as USC’s sixth president in 1947. Read his profile.


When the Olympics arrive in summer 1984, the University Park campus is transformed into Los Angeles’ largest Olympic Village, as evident in this view down Trousdale Parkway.


The agreement naming the Keck School of Medicine of USC is signed on July 28, 1999. Participating in the occasion are (from left) USC general counsel Todd Dickey, USC president Steven B. Sample, W. M. Keck Foundation attorney James P. … Continue reading


News of the appointment of John R. Hubbard as USC’s eighth president is announced at a press conference on August 3, 1970. Read his profile.


The Ronald Tutor Campus Center, opened August 26, 2010, provides a gathering place for all members of the Trojan Family.


The three men who made the original gift of land to establish USC are as diverse as 19th-century Los Angeles (left to right): Isaias W. Hellman, a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist; former California governor John G. Downey, an Irish-Catholic pharmacist … Continue reading


In 1923, before Greta Garbo wanted to be alone, she was willing to pose at USC in a track uniform while coach Dean Cromwell held the starter’s gun.


Founded in 1972, the USC Joint Educational Project (JEP) has been headquartered in the former residence of USC’s fourth president, George F. Bovard, since 1976.


Gerald R. Ford, 38th president of the United States, brings his campaign against Jimmy Carter to USC on October 7, 1976. Following his defeat at the polls, he returns to USC twice in 1977 to lecture to a variety of … Continue reading


President Topping (center), USC Board of Trustees chairman Leonard K. Firestone (left) and Master Plan Committee national chairman H. Leslie Hoffman announce USC’s blueprint for action, the “Master Plan for Enterprise and Excellence in Education,” on May 17, 1961.


Designed in 1908 by renowned architects Charles and Henry Greene as a retirement home for the heirs to the Procter & Gamble legacy, the Gamble House in Pasadena is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts architecture. Learn more.


George Tirebiter I serves as USC’s student body mascot from 1947 to 1949.


John F. Kennedy, who is later to become the 35th president of the United States, speaks from the steps of USC’s Doheny Memorial Library to a first-time voter convocation in 1960.


The USC mobile dental clinic.