Meg Urry, Chair and Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, reflects on the life of Sally Ride in an article for cnn.com. The first US woman in space and a pioneer for women in science, Sally Ride died on Monday, July 23, 2012 after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Urry recounts the numerous contributions Ride made toward helping women succeed and excel in science. “She knew firsthand the joy of doing science and the satisfaction of helping advance knowledge. That must be one of the reasons she worked toward a world in which other women were encouraged to do science, not pushed away,” writes Urry. To read the full article, click here.