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Women in History Month Lauren Yee

March 7, 2019

In honor of Women’s History month, This Week is featuring a series of stories highlighting UC San Diego female faculty, staff, students and alumnae and the difference they are making in the world Lauren Yee, MFA ’12 She works as… a playwright and TV/film writer, currently living in New York…

UC San Diego Jazz Camp Looks to Recruit More Female Students to Its Ranks

March 10, 2016

…attract more girls and women to the world of jazz. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications UC San Diego Jazz Camp Looks to Recruit More Female Students to Its Ranks The lack of female jazz musicians is by no means a new phenomenon, but it is a persistent one.…

The Fifth Annual Women in Leadership Event Celebrates and Inspires Trailblazers

April 18, 2023

An Olympic Gold Medalist, a MacArthur Fellow and the first woman to serve as director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will lead an inspiring discussion that challenges the status quo at the fifth annual Women in Leadership.

Celebrating Sally Ride

May 31, 2018

…honoring the first American woman in space. Hundreds of friends and family members—including the late astronaut’s mother and sister—as well as fans and former colleagues turned out to see the public dedication first-hand in the Price Center or tuned in to watch via the Postal Service’s livestream. Tam O’Shaughnessy, Ride’s…

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Leader Selected “Woman of the Year”

October 23, 2012

Lisa Murphy, associate administrator for University of California, San Diego Health System and administrative director for Cardiovascular and Medicine Services, has been chosen “Woman of the Year” in the field of health care by the Women in Leadership program sponsored by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce.

YWCA Recognizes UC San Diego Professor Elizabeth Reed as a TWIN Humanitarian

May 11, 2016

…was honored at the April 29 YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN) as a TWIN Humanitarian. The awards recognize women in a managerial, executive or leadership role for their extraordinary dedication that inspires, empowers and advances the greater San Diego community.

Stamp Ceremony to Commemorate Pioneering Spirit of Sally Ride

May 10, 2018

…was the first American woman in space. Photo by NASA Stamp Ceremony to Commemorate Pioneering Spirit of Sally Ride Sally Ride made history and captured the nation’s imagination when, blasting off aboard Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983, she became the first American woman–and at age 32, the youngest American–to go…

Women Needed to Contribute to WISDOM for Breast Cancer Screening

November 6, 2017

…San Diego Health, have joined together to recruit 100,000 women in California to be part of WISDOM: a clinical trial to uncover whether annual mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer, or whether a more personalized approach could deliver better results.

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space and Former California Space Institute Director, Dies at 61

July 24, 2012

Sally Ride, professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, San Diego and former director of the University of California’s California Space Institute, died July 23 of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

Hot Flash: Women Who Start Menstruation and Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

July 27, 2016

The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women who…

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