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UCSF Launches Microsite to Commemorate 150th Anniversary

By Lisa Cisneros

This year, UC San Francisco is commemorating its 150th anniversary since its founding as a medical college with the launch of an interactive and highly visual microsite as well as hosting a number of events that will be occur through May 2015.

This is an exciting time to celebrate UCSF's impact in health, higher education and science. The website calls attention to UCSF's greatest achievements in changing the world of health. It is a tribute to the people who are part of the past, present and promise of UCSF.

A historic photo of the original UCSF Parnassus location.

Members of the UCSF community are invited to take part in this celebration by contributing directly to the microsite's section called "Many Faces, One Mission." Faculty, staff, students, volunteers, patients, alumni and friends can send a photo and a response to this question: “What do you love about UCSF?” Answers should be about the length of a Tweet and may be edited to fit. Digital photos or selfies should have the subject in front of plain walls (no distracting backgrounds). Send both a digital photo and short answer to [email protected].

The website features a timeline that takes visitors on a virtual journey through time beginning with the Gold Rush and continuing through to 2014 UCSF's sesquicentennial anniversary. While the timeline recaps many of the highlights over the past 150 years, it obviously does not capture everthing that has occurred in the past. It's important to note that UCSF's 150th anniversary microsite is a work in progress and we welcome your input.

Produced by University Relations in cooperation with members of the UCSF community, the microsite aims to be true to the University's core principles -- humanity, inclusiveness, boldness and impact.

Ideas about who to feature in the other sections, called "Leaders in Life Sciences," which presents profiles of UCSF's most prominent people who are contributing to the mission today, and "Young Innovators," the rising stars, such as junior faculty, students, trainees and alumni who are working at UCSF or beyond, may also be sent to [email protected]

And of course, members of the UCSF community are invited to join the conversation in social media using #UCSF150.