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ON THEIR WAY: Academic Connections summer program participants Alejandro Quiroz (fifth from left), Omar Ahmad (holding certificate) and Cynthia Cortez (fourth from right) are shown during the welcoming reception for the recently concluded three-week program. Photo courtesy of Gretchen Laue

Connecting to Imperial Valley: “A Shining Example of Our Mission”

The first edition of UC San Diego’s “summer bridge” program with a group of top Imperial Valley high-schoolers has been completed. Seven students from the region – one from each high school in the valley – recently spent three weeks taking college-level prep courses at UC San Diego as part of Extension’s Academic Connections outreach program. This was the first time that summer-program … [Read More...]

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Georgina Bushnell, "English to Spanish Translation I"

Making the Translation: “We Always Learn More”

An expert in dairy science, Georgina M. Bushnell prefers the piquance of European cheese, though it’s a word that doesn’t easily translate into Spanish, another of her areas of expertise. “Some idioms and sayings in English just don’t translate very well,” said Bushnell, a UC San Diego Extension instructor for nearly 13 years. “Cultural differences play such an important part in language.” Originally from Mexico City, Bushnell earned an undergraduate degree in food engineering at the … [Read More...]

Students in UC San Diego Extension's International Program

UC San Diego Extension’s International Program to Host Fulbright Gateway Orientation

For the first time, UC San Diego Extension will host a Fulbright Gateway Orientation for approximately 70 international students representing more than 40 countries, August 11-15, 2014, on behalf of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Fulbright Program organizes several Gateway Orientations each summer to introduce its newest students to U.S. culture and to American higher … [Read More...]

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Alex Guazzelli: "Predictive Models with PMML"

Predictive Analytics: “Someone Needs to Make Sense Out of All That Data”

When Alex Guazzelli talks about predictive analytics, he likes to use this analogy: “We’ve come a long way since palm reading.” As a specialist in this fast-emerging field, Guazzelli has a duel role: Chief Technology Officer at Zementis, a San Diego-based analytics firm; and instructor at UC San Diego Extension. “We’re living in a highly complex scientific age where enormous amounts of data are being gathered everywhere on everything we do,” said Guazzelli. “Someone needs to make sense … [Read More...]

Rep. Scott Peters

“The Pulse” Podcast to Feature Rep. Scott Peters

UC San Diego Extension’s Leslie Bruce, host of “The Pulse: Issues in Healthcare,” has scheduled an especially notable guest for her monthly podcast. On Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 am, her guest will be Rep. Scott Peters, (D-Calif.). “Congressman Peters has been in the forefront of the national healthcare debate, both regionally and in Washington,” said Bruce, co-director of Extension’s Healthcare Delivery and Behavioral Sciences. “At a time when so much about Obamacare is changing so quickly, … [Read More...]

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Mia Savoia: Dual Roles of Dean and Diseases Doctor

Despite advances in global healthcare, the threat of highly infectious diseases spreading out of control, here and abroad, is a constant concern for Mia Savoia. As an infectious diseases physician at UCSD Medical Center, she’s well aware that the next great pandemic could be lurking around the corner. Take, for example, the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) spread by mosquito bites. Savoia points out that the highly infectious disease, similar to Dengue fever, was recently found for the first time … [Read More...]

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Charlie Grier: "I thought it would be a useful tool to have for those living in the border regions and travelers abroad."

The Border Conversion Factor: “A First Step in Changing Career Directions”

An expat living in Mexico who spends considerable time shopping on both sides of the border, Charlie Grier thought it was time someone created an app that converted currencies and units in one easy step. So he did it himself. “I discovered there weren’t any apps which combined currency conversion and unit conversion in a single step,” he said. “I thought it would be a useful tool to have for … [Read More...]

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The process of microbial fermentation is a critical component of industrial biotechnology.

UC San Diego Extension to Present Microbial Fermentation Workshop: “This is the Most Exciting Time Ever for Biotechnology”

The inscrutable ingredients found on the labels of salad dressings might seem of little consequence to our daily lives. Same with yogurt, running shoes, refrigerators, Spandex, electronics, plastics, … [Read More...]

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Georgina Bushnell, "English to Spanish Translation I"

Making the Translation: “We Always Learn More”

An expert in dairy science, Georgina M. Bushnell prefers the piquance of European cheese, though it’s a word that doesn’t easily translate into Spanish, another of her areas of expertise. “Some idioms and sayings in English just don’t translate very well,” said Bushnell, a UC San Diego Extension instructor for nearly 13 years. “Cultural differences play such an important part in … [Read More...]

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Mia Savoia: Dual Roles of Dean and Diseases Doctor

Despite advances in global healthcare, the threat of highly infectious diseases spreading out of control, here and abroad, is a constant concern for Mia Savoia. As an infectious diseases physician … [Read More...]

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