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Luis Marinez, with his parents, Jose Luis and Alma Marinez

Extension’s “Alumni ‘Change the World” Scholarship Winner: “I’m Trying to Make the Most Out of My Opportunities”

Luis Marinez has plenty of ambition. It’s what motivates him to be a lawyer. Not just any lawyer, but one whose goals will take him to exalted heights. “What fascinates me about the law is you can make change happen,” said Marinez, winner of UC San Diego Extension’s “Alumni Change the World” Scholarship, a merit-based award that covers up to $5,500 in tuition for any continuing education … [Read More...]

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Washington Monthly: UC San Diego Stands Tall as Nation’s Best College For “Contributions to the Public Good”

We’re No. 1! That’s the proud rallying cry here at UC San Diego after Washington Monthly magazine’s annual college rankings recently named the university as the No. 1 college in the nation for the fifth consecutive year. Themed on contributions to the public good, the rankings are based on three categories: Social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students); Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.,); and Service (encouraging students to give back to … [Read More...]

Judy Reeves: "I write because I love the language."

Writing Instructor Judy Reeves: “I Love Putting Words Together to Make Sentences and Paragraphs”

Editor’s note: Judy Reeves, a published author and UC San Diego Extension instructor since 1999, values the dual crafts of writing and teaching as  her life's essentials. Her daily routine is not only what she does, but who she is. Through the years, Reeves has been an Extension instructor for a total of 62 writing courses – and counting, though she's taking this quarter off. While the subjects she teaches vary, she holds true to one overriding tenet: “You can teach the basics of the craft,” … [Read More...]

8-25-14 NEWSROOM, CRUSTACEANS

Now on UCSD-TV: “Crustaceans, Armed & Armored” Reveals the Many Sides of Crabs and Lobsters

Crustaceans, with their hard, protective outer skeleton and highly specialized limbs, are truly evolutionary wonders. In this video presentation, “Armed & Armored: The Amazing Evolutionary Story of Crustaceans,” Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) marine biologist Jennifer Taylor describes her research on crustaceans such as crabs, lobsters, crawfish and shrimp – and their curious biomechanics. Taylor delves into the ways that 500 million years of evolution have shaped crustaceans … [Read More...]

Brian Keating: “What we’ve done is to  potentially help answer the oldest question of human kind, ‘How did we come to exist?

TEDx San Diego to Feature Brian Keating, UC San Diego Astrophysicist and “Big Bang” Theorist, Nov. 8

EVENT INFO: TEDx San Diego “Chain Re▪Ac▪tion” Saturday, Nov. 8, 1 pm to 6:15 pm Copley Symphony Hall, downtown San Diego Admission charged As an event sponsor, UC San Diego Extension looks forward to this year’s TEDx San Diego, featuring an exceptional lineup of cutting-edge, innovative speakers. Each speaker will deliver a brief presentation, limited to 18 minutes, highlighting the latest trends in their respective fields. Under the banner of “Chain Re▪Ac▪tion,” the event … [Read More...]

Tracy Hume: "All the classes had a high degree of academic rigor.”

Her First Healthcare Byline: “This Seems Like Something I Should Know More About”

When free-lance writer Tracy Hume first learned about health information technology, she hadn’t written anything about the field before. But the term “HIT” kept coming up in labor-market studies she perused while writing such projects as higher-education grant proposals. “I thought, I should look into that,” she said. “This seems like something I should know more about.” After checking out several on-line programs, she decided to enroll in UC San Diego Extension’s Specialized … [Read More...]

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Greg Hoover, Professional Certificate in Brewing

Crafting a New Career from Seven Seas to Suds: “It’s Really an Awesome Program”

Beer is in Greg Hoover's bloodlines. Long ago, his great grandfather emigrated from Germany to start what eventually became the largest brewery in Washington, DC. That was some 60 years ago. Now, Hoover finds himself following those footsteps with his role as packaging supervisor at San Diego’s Mike Hess Brewing Company. After serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy, he deserves a few … [Read More...]

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Brian Keating: “What we’ve done is to  potentially help answer the oldest question of human kind, ‘How did we come to exist?

TEDx San Diego to Feature Brian Keating, UC San Diego Astrophysicist and “Big Bang” Theorist, Nov. 8

EVENT INFO: TEDx San Diego “Chain Re▪Ac▪tion” Saturday, Nov. 8, 1 pm to 6:15 pm Copley Symphony Hall, downtown San Diego Admission charged As an event sponsor, UC San Diego Extension looks … [Read More...]

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John E Lincoln, "Web Analytics, Techniques, Tools & Tricks"

Search for Optimization: “Drive Traffic, Sales and Leads to Our Clients’ Websites”

The way John E Lincoln views business, everything is about ROI – especially at his own company. “Clients hire us to drive traffic, sales and leads to their websites,” said Lincoln, co-owner/president of Ignite Visibility, a San Diego-based digital marketing agency that has grown to 12 employees and 30 clients in just 18 months. “While that’s our main goal, we also pride ourselves on honesty, … [Read More...]

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Why Every Marketer Needs to Know Web Analytics

By John E. Lincoln, President of Ignite Visibility & UC San Diego Instructor I’ve been doing Internet marketing for 10 years. I’ve worked with some of the biggest brands online to expand their … [Read More...]

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