1 . Dean Steve Kay of USC Dornsife; Provost Professor Raymond Stevens; Dr. Gary K. Michelson; USC President C. L. Max Nikias; Mr. David Cohen of Karlin Asset Management; and Dean Yannis C. Yortsos of usc Viterbi
2 . Dr. Gary K. Michelson
3 . David Cohen. president of Karlin Asset Management, spoke at the event.
4 . Dr. Michelson and his wife, Alya, with President Nikias
5 . Provost Professor Raymond Stevens’ lab will be housed in the Michelson Center for convergent Bioscience.
6 . The ground breaking included many lighthearted moments.
7 . Thomas Sayles, USC’s senior vice president for university relations and Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
8 . Dr. Michelson’s wife Alya (left) with USC First Lady Niki C. Nikias
9 . The USC Trojan Marching Band kicked off the celebration .
Photos 2 and 6 by Steve Cohn; all others by Gus Ruelas