UCTV celebrates the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s ground-breaking novel, Silent Spring, with a series of videos presented by the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology.
In the final episode of the series, Dorothy Sears of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Christina Deckard of the SPAWAR Systems Center, and science journalist Lynne Friedmann discuss the hurdles Carson overcame as a women in science 50 years ago. To put Carson’s struggles in perspective, these women in the modern field of science reveal their current struggles with inequality. Watch their insightful discussion in “Women in Science: 50 Years After Silent Spring“:
Yesterday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as head of UN Women, a newly created entity to oversee all of the world body’s programs aimed at promoting women’s rights and full participation in global affairs.
Earlier this year, Bachelet traveled to the UC Berkeley campus and shared her views on achieving progressive change in Latin America– which she’ll certainly apply in her new globally-focused position.