Skip to Main Content

Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

Celebrating Breakthroughs Together, a multimedia display officially unveiled on July 19, 2022, highlights the accomplishments of trailblazing women at UT Southwestern. The display, at the west end of Eugene McDermott Plaza and Lecture Halls on South Campus, includes a wall of photos and a video timeline with an accompanying online component. Read more about the event.

Event Video

Photo Highlights from the Ribbon-Cutting

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is held during the opening of the Women’s Wall and multimedia display. Drs. W. P. Andrew Lee and Joan Conaway cut the ribbon held by IF/THEN Ambassadors (Drs. Julie Mirpuri, Nina Sanford, and Danielle Robertson) and Dr. Helen Yin.

Drs. Robertson, Mirpuri, and Sanford deliver remarks during the opening of the Celebrating Breakthroughs Together display. The IF/THEN Ambassadors were actively involved in the concept, design, and creation of the Women’s Wall project and website.

It is standing-room only during the opening of the Celebrating Breakthroughs Together display on July 19, 2022.

A fireside chat was held in front of the Women’s Wall after the ribbon-cutting.

A young boy and his grandmother listen attentively to the panelists during the opening of the Celebrating Breakthroughs Together initiative.

Jon Noquil, a high school senior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, asks the panelists a question during the fireside chat.

Dr. Yin, Associate Dean for the Office of Women’s Careers, talks to the audience about the vision for the Women’s Wall project during the opening ceremony.

Dr. Robertson, Professor of Ophthalmology, takes a picture with her mentee in front of the Women’s Wall.

STARS students attend the event, including Greenhill School Senior Nikitha Thoduguli.

A high school senior listens attentively to comments from members of the panel.

The fireside chat was engaging for the young high students in attendance who appear on video of the event on the UTSW Celebrating Breakthroughs Together website.

Dr. Lee, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the Medical School, is with Dr. Yin and the IF/THEN Ambassadors (Drs. Robertson, Mirpuri, and Sanford) during the opening of the Celebrating Breakthroughs Together Women’s Wall display and website.

A mother and her daughter discuss the Women’s Wall and the careers of the various women featured on the display.

STARS students are inspired by members of the panel describing the joy of their careers.

Dr. Maralice Conacci-Sorrell, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, discusses the challenges she has faced during her career and how she overcame them.

Students, faculty, and staff mingle during the Women’s Wall opening.