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As a Reminder: Extension Presents Historian Kevin Starr, Tuesday, Dec. 2

EVENT INFO: Kevin Starr: "San Diego and the Panama-California Exposition of 1915: The Search for Civic Identity” Date/time: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 pm Site: UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom Presented by: UC San Diego Extension Admission: Free, open to the public Eminent California historian Kevin Starr will explore how San Diego has expressed its civic ambitions through the … [Read More...]

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The Pulse: Suicide Prevention Expert “Pulls Back the Layers”

A monthly series of conversations on healthcare issues Topic: “Leading Edge Strategies in Suicide Prevention” Host: Leslie Bruce, ‎Director, Healthcare Leadership and Community Outreach, UC San Diego Extension Guest: Stan Collins, suicide prevention expert CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Stan Collins, a nationally-known suicide prevention specialist, has spent the last 14 years educating more than 500,000 adults and youth about how they can help prevent suicide. In 2001, he testified … [Read More...]


Center for Research on the Regional Economy: San Diego’s Unemployment Down to 5.8%

The unemployment rate in San Diego followed the local weather recently, with a slight decrease in unemployment as well as the temperature. The San Diego Workforce Partnership reported that San Diego’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.9% to 5.8% during October. The civilian unemployment rate remained constant, while the civilian labor force increased. Month to month, more jobs were jobs added in most major industries, with the Government sector having the largest gain, and Leisure & … [Read More...]


Breaking Barriers to Higher Ed: How to Improve Test-Prep for Low-Income Students

      Editor’s note: Edward Abeyta, Director of K-16 programs at UC San Diego Extension, is a contributor to The Evolllution, an on-line publication devoted to news and research about the impact of non-traditional programs on higher education and society. Below, he writes about the need for affordable test-prep courses for high school students who seek to go to college. By Edward Abeyta In January 2014, the White House published a report, “Promising Models and a … [Read More...]

YOUR HOLINESS: Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy's Veerabhadran Ramanathan met with Pope Francis in May.

MOOC Presenter Ramanathan Honored as Leading Global Thinker

Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan – profiled as the cover story of UC San Diego Extension’s Summer 2014 catalog – has been recognized by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014. The distinguished professor of climate and atmospheric sciences was cited for promoting dialogue with religious and political leaders to advance environmental stewardship. Ramanathan was among four world-renowned UCSD scientists featured in … [Read More...]


“Nature” Cites UC San Diego for Frequent Output in Science Journals

UC San Diego has been ranked sixth in the nation – and second among all U.S. public institutions – for total research output. The new index by the prestigious journal Nature  measures research productivity in the world’s top science journals – a total of 68 publications chosen by scientists as “where they would want to publish their most significant research.” The ranking is based on the number of times an institution’s authors appear in those elite journals, with fractional adjustments … [Read More...]

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Henry Herz, with sons Josh (left) and Harrison: "Parental authority and bribery -- always a winning combination."

An Author’s Flights of Fantasy: “Nurturing the Spark of Creativity in Young People”

Henry Herz has two writing partners -- his young sons Josh and Harrison. Together, they spin fanciful tales of science fiction and fantasy aimed at children whose fertile imaginations run just as wild as theirs. Their first collaboration, a fantasy early chapter book, was published in 2012 and titled Nimpentoad, which he describes below. Herz polished his craft by taking the UC San Diego … [Read More...]

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As a Reminder: Extension Presents Historian Kevin Starr, Tuesday, Dec. 2

EVENT INFO: Kevin Starr: "San Diego and the Panama-California Exposition of 1915: The Search for Civic Identity” Date/time: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 pm Site: UC San Diego’s Price Center East … [Read More...]

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UC San Diego Extension instructor Natasha Balac, Ph.D. and San Diego Supercomputer Center Director Michael L. Norman present a summary introduction to big data, predictive analytics, and the uses of data collection. Watch Video >

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Warren Lewis: "We don’t have failure in my class, we just write another draft."

His Life As a Screenwriter: “It’s An Art That Can Be Learned”

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE, TEN QUESTIONS: For starters, Warren Lewis has a declaration to make: “I’m a proud son of the real Brooklyn, not the ‘suddenly chic’ Brooklyn. My heart is still in Coney Island.” Clearly New York City born-and-bred, Lewis has spent much of his professional life as a Hollywood-based screenwriter, achieving notable success. Among avid movie-goers, those who can’t wait to … [Read More...]

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Traveling Through the Universe

When Michael L. Norman gazes upward at the nightly universe, he sees what first captivated him as a child. “I spent every clear night looking at the universe with my telescope,” said Norman. “I … [Read More...]


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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