This Date in UCSF History

Originally published in Synapse on April 10, 1978.

The content of advertisements for non-prescription, over-the-counter drugs is under close scrutiny by the federal government and may be required to undergo radical changes.

Originally published on March 26, 2009.

When U.S.-led coalition forces invaded Iraq in March of 2003, a social, political and economic reshuffling began for the entire Middle East.

Originally published in Synapse on March 6, 2008. No matter what some may claim, the issue of gender equality has not become obsolete.

Originally published in Synapse on March 3, 1983. In what may be a landmark case for women and minorities in residency training programs was decided in San Francisco last month.

Do you think that all citizens should have equal access to jobs and education? If so, how does one measure equality?

Originally published in Synapse on February 16, 1984. Next week, UCSF will be sponsoring a day-long symposium, “Affirmative Action in Higher Education.” The program comes at a key time — during Black History Month, and following a report

Originally published on February 12, 1981. Dr. Rosa Armstrong is not what might be considered the typical anatomist. As a Black woman, the Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Residence feels she has faced, and still confronts, the racism and sexism that pervades most U.S. institutions including UCSF.

[Originally published on February 5, 2009.] Last month we honored the birth of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and witnessed the inauguration of our nation’s first African American president, Barack Hussein Obama.

Originally published on January 19, 2012. This year’s keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Week at UCSF was Kip Fulbeck, artist and UC Santa Barbara professor, who delivered a multimedia presentation that was by turns hilarious, touching, angry and wise.
Originally published in Synapse on January 11, 2001. “Tonight, for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession,” a relaxed Vice-President Gore stated firmly in a speech from his Washington office on Wednesday, December 13.