Women’s History Month: Celebrating the extraordinary women of UC
Throughout UC’s 150-year history, women have made new discoveries and pushed the boundaries as scholars, educators, scientists, researchers and pioneering leaders.
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, check out these short videos and stories celebrating just a few of the extraordinary women at UC.
- UC Berkeley’s Saru Jayaraman, who has been a staunch advocate for fair wages for restaurant workers. https://www.facebook.com/universityofcalifornia/videos/10155038093596923/
- UCSF’s Dr. Laura Esserman, who is changing the way we screen for and treat breast cancer. https://www.facebook.com/universityofcalifornia/videos/10155073986296923/
- UC Berkeley professor Barbara Christian, who created the university’s African American Studies department and in 1978, became the first African American to be granted tenure. Her work has changed the way we look at art, culture and literature. http://ucresearch.tumblr.com/post/171357922796/barbara-christian-feminist-literary-critic
- UCLA’s Evelyn Hooker, whose groundbreaking research in the 1950s debunked the myth that homosexuality was a mental illness. https://www.facebook.com/universityofcalifornia/videos/10155037728406923/
In addition, the Remarkable Women of UC poster series celebrating accomplished female UC alumni remains on display in Franklin Lobby 1 through the end of March. The display is organized by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.
Our timeline celebrating UC’s 150th anniversary highlights the accomplishments of numerous women at UC who have left their mark on the university, California and the world.