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UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Founders Day Panel to Feature Past, Present Chancellors: “Curiosity, Passion, Transformation”

UC San Diego’s annual Founders Day will bring current Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla together with former chancellors Robert C. Dynes, Marye Anne Fox, and Richard C. Atkinson for a distinguished panel discussion themed on the university’s past, present and future. To be held Friday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 am, in the Price Center East Ballroom, "Through Their Eyes: A Conversation with Our … [Read More...]

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Dale Pluciennik: "Depending on the time period ... as if they were there."

As Past Times Go By, Instructor Asks: “How Do I Make History Come to Life?”

Dale Pluciennik has always been fascinated by history, from ancient to modern times. That’s why he enjoys teaching U.S. history at San Marcos High School and also serving as a UC San Diego Extension instructor in “Culture and Inclusion” and “U.S. Constitution Preparation Course and Examination.” A San Diego State University history graduate – with an emphasis on Colonial Latin America, North America and European Imperialism – Pluciennik has taught at the K-12 level as a substitute teacher and … [Read More...]

A SONG FOR YOU: ELI instructors Laura Bozanich and Tony Carnerie sang their greeting.

English Language Instructors’ Song of Welcome: “We Will, We Will Teach You…”

UC San Diego Extension’s English Language Institute (ELI) welcomed more than 600 international students this week for its Fall ’14 academic programs. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, several hundred students were officially greeted by staff and instructors in the ELI courtyard. After director Roxanne Nuhaily delivered her opening remarks, instructors Laura Bozanich and Tony Carnerie led their colleagues with a rousing rendition of Queen’s classic rock anthem, “We Will Rock You.” To the students’ … [Read More...]

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Extension Welcomes UC Ventures to Fund Start-ups: “This Holds the Promise of Being Very Good News”

The recent decision by the University of California regents to establish a $250 million independent venture-capital fund to finance student- and faculty-based startups has the excited support of UC San Diego Extension dean Mary Walshok. “This is yet another commitment by the University to be an active partner in the state’s continued economic growth and prosperity,” said Walshok. “It’s the entrepreneurial companies that create the most new jobs across the UC system and beyond.” Walshok … [Read More...]

Mark Wixom: "Many people simply aren’t aware of the potentially serious health risks caused by sleep disorders."

Pathways to a Healthier Night’s Sleep: “Changing Lives with Every Breath”

Mark Wixom’s company, ResMed, makes sure its millions of customers get a good night’s sleep, uninterrupted by potentially serious health ailments that often go undetected. Founded in 1989, ResMed develops, manufactures and distributes sophisticated devices that treat sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions. As ResMed’s director of continuous improvement, Wixom oversees the use of standard improvement methods with departmental change agents driving efficiency … [Read More...]

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Content Creation and the Rise of Digital Media

What do Mashable, Pitchfork, and the Blogess have in common? They’re all lucrative and renowned online media ventures for one. But most notably, they all started small—and got big through the savvy use of digital media. Becoming the next Mashable is a lot harder than it used to be. Since anyone with internet access can be a content creator, there’s a sea of options for users to wade through. Expertise in a particular subject or a unique voice can draw readers in, but in today’s competitive … [Read More...]

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Mark Wixom: "Many people simply aren’t aware of the potentially serious health risks caused by sleep disorders."

Pathways to a Healthier Night’s Sleep: “Changing Lives with Every Breath”

Mark Wixom’s company, ResMed, makes sure its millions of customers get a good night’s sleep, uninterrupted by potentially serious health ailments that often go undetected. Founded in 1989, ResMed develops, manufactures and distributes sophisticated devices that treat sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions. As ResMed’s director of continuous improvement, Wixom oversees … [Read More...]

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UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Founders Day Panel to Feature Past, Present Chancellors: “Curiosity, Passion, Transformation”

UC San Diego’s annual Founders Day will bring current Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla together with former chancellors Robert C. Dynes, Marye Anne Fox, and Richard C. Atkinson for a distinguished panel … [Read More...]

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Dr. Mia Savoia has dual titles: Along with her role as an infectious diseases physician at UC San Diego Medical Center, she's also dean of medical education at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Watch Video >

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Dale Pluciennik: "Depending on the time period ... as if they were there."

As Past Times Go By, Instructor Asks: “How Do I Make History Come to Life?”

Dale Pluciennik has always been fascinated by history, from ancient to modern times. That’s why he enjoys teaching U.S. history at San Marcos High School and also serving as a UC San Diego Extension instructor in “Culture and Inclusion” and “U.S. Constitution Preparation Course and Examination.” A San Diego State University history graduate – with an emphasis on Colonial Latin America, North … [Read More...]

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Extension Dean on Advanced Manufacturing Sector: Increased Demand for Trained, Educated Workforce

With the manufacturing industry in the U.S. undergoing dramatic changes that demand more advanced, diverse and technological skills, what does the future hold for San Diego’s largest manufacturing … [Read More...]

 

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