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USC Women’s History Month kickoff event speakers
Speakers in the kickoff event included (top row, left to right) USC Dornsife senior Christine Ha and Dean Emily Roxworthy of the USC School of Dramatic Arts; and (bottom row, left to right) Professor Donna Elliott of the Keck School of Medicine of USC; USC Annenberg student Taylor Contarino; and Skyler Pak, a USC Dornsife and USC Annenberg double major. (Video screenshots)

USC celebrates trailblazers at Women’s History Month kickoff

Monthlong observance begins with virtual event including President Carol L. Folt and some of the university’s own Trojan trailblazers.

USC Title IX trailblazer Tracy Poon Tambascia
USC Rossier Professor Tracy Poon Tambascia was the first woman of color to serve as president of the USC Academic Senate. (Photo/Courtesy of Tracy Poon Tambascia)

USC trailblazer Tracy Poon Tambascia is no stranger to being a ‘first’

TITLE IX: The USC Rossier professor — the first woman of color to lead the university’s Academic Senate — mulls the impact of the groundbreaking legislation that prohibited sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.

Title IX trailblazer Jean Chen Shih
Jean Chen Shih’s areas of expertise include brain development, autism spectrum disorder and repurposing antidepressants for brain cancer and prostate cancer. (Photo/Courtesy of the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Pioneering pharmacy professor learned early to work hard and help others

TITLE IX: For almost five decades at USC, Jean Chen Shih has excelled at research and in teaching. She says the groundbreaking legislation is as important now as it was 50 years ago.