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Tommy Holladay: "For right now, I’m ready to take my music as far as I can go.”

From Jazz Camp to Montreux to New York: “I’m Going to See What Happens”

Like so many aspiring creative artists before him, jazz guitarist Tommy Holladay finds himself amid the bright lights of the big city – New York City. “I’m just trying to make my living by playing music,” said Holladay, who moved to the Big Apple several weeks ago. “Most of my musician friends are here, I have some money saved up and I’m going to see what happens. He brings with him … [Read More...]

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Leonel Villa-Caballero: "Our program has been fully adapted for the cultural and professional context of Latin America."

Extension’s Clinical Trials Program Aligns with Puebla University: “We Can All Learn From Each Other”

UC San Diego Extension’s Healthcare Department has announced a continuing education agreement with Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico to partner on delivering a Certificate program in Clinical Trials. Clinical Trials in Latin America – a certificate which is offered online and in Spanish– has been available for the past five years. The new agreement with Puebla makes access to and knowledge of the program for students and clinical professionals in Mexico even more … [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 sectors? What training gaps must employers and educators at all levels immediately address to assure that the workforce has the requisite skills and knowledge to succeed? Those pressing issues form the backdrop for the “San Diego Workforce Conference: Future Employment in Our Priority Sectors” -- … [Read More...]

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Extension’s Annual Career Showcase: And a Hovering Quadcopter Shall Lead Them

            UC San Diego Extension presented its annual “Continuing Education & Career Showcase” on Thursday night, Sept. 18, attracting nearly 400 attendees, most of whom seek to enhance their current careers or chart a new career path. A total of 14 career workshops were presented by Extension instructors, including those on Career Opportunities in Sustainability; Career Advancement; Careers in Marketing; and Healthcare Master’s Degree … [Read More...]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go and the Sights You’ll See: A Double Rainbow Over Geisel Library

UC San Diego Publications staff photographer Erik Jepsen, a frequent contributor to "Extension Newsroom," took this spectacular photo on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at dusk. The iconic campus Geisel Library is named in honor of Audrey and Theodor Seuss Geisel (famed children's book author/illustrator Dr. Seuss) for their contributions to the library, the university and devotion to literacy. The Geisels lived much of their lives in nearby La Jolla. Opened in 1970, the library was first known … [Read More...]

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More Than a Village: Exploring the Dynamics of School-Community Engagement

Morgan P. Appel, Director, Education Department Effective community engagement is the lifeblood of the educational endeavor. Even those reforms foisted upon institutions from on high require broader buy-in from those impacted by sea changes (or incremental changes) in education. For the most part, our schools do a decent job of soliciting involvement from parents and communities. On many occasions these ventures involve cultivating resources to support particular activities or interests—but … [Read More...]

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Lou Binford: "Getting through the first year is always the biggest challenge."

From Real Estate to Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling: “This is Something I Was Always Meant to Do”

Lou Binford spent more than 25 years in real estate sales, successfully. Three years ago, he decided it was time to change careers, to try something different. Now he’s an alcohol and drug counselor, specializing in juvenile recovery, at Vista Hill in Kearny Mesa. Sober for the past 33 years, Binford completed UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse … [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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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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The Art of Acting: “It’s Teaching That Feeling of Fearlessness”

CAREER TALK: Presented by UC San Diego Extension A monthly series of conversations with UC San Diego Extension instructors Topic: “Overcoming Stage Fright: What’s So Scary About Acting Classes?” Host: John Freeman Guest: Jacole Kitchen, instructor: “Acting II” and “How to Get Cast: The Business of the Business” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Join Extension instructor Jacole Kitchen as she … [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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