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Gerardo Ameriel Jaimes: "At UCSD, I had the freedom to pursue the kind of classes and subjects that was interested in.”

Extension’s Alumni Change the World Scholarship: “I Want to Add Value to Myself”

Gerardo Ameriel Jaimes takes immense pride that he’s the first member of his family to earn a college degree. As the most recent winner of UC San Diego Extension’s quarterly Alumni Change the World Scholarship, Jaimes gives thanks to his parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico more than 20 years ago, when he was only 3 years old. “I wanted to fulfill their dream that I would earn a … [Read More...]

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12-19-14 THE INTERVIEW, GRAPHIC2

Extension Cybersecurity Instructor: Sony Attack is “the First Strike”

Cybersecurity expert Sameh El Naggar, a UC San Diego Extension instructor, doesn’t hesitate to describe the cyberattacks on Sony Corporation as “the Pearl Harbor of cybersecurity.” “We have been attacked and this is the first strike,” said El Naggar, a computer consultant and training specialist at San Diego-based Teradata Corporation. Such cyberattacks, he said, hold the potential to negatively impact “every aspect of our economy and way of life.” To further his point, El Naggar cited the … [Read More...]

AARON BYZAK

The Pulse: “Initiatives to Protect the Elderly”

A monthly series of conversation on healthcare issues Topic: “How It All Turned Out: The Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Reform Act of 2014” Host: Leslie Bruce, Director, Healthcare Leadership and Community Outreach, UC San Diego Extension Guest: Aaron Byzak, MBA - Founder of Hazel's Army CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Aaron Byzak updates the reforms he initiated to protect the elderly living in Residential Care Facilities. His passion stemmed from fatal injuries that his … [Read More...]

12-19-14 GRAPHIC2, FABIO COMANA

Career Talk: “The Science of Exercise”

A monthly series of 20-minute conversations with UC San Diego Extension instructors Topic: “The Science of Exercise: How to Get Fit and Stay Fit” Host: John Freeman Guest: Fabio Comana, Instructor, Physiology of Exercise; Behavior Change and Lifestyle Coaching; Foundations of Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN A native of southern African nation of Zambia, Fabio has taught UC San Diego Extension courses for nearly 15 years. His role is preparing … [Read More...]

Stanley Faer: "A lot of people have made new friends, and some romances have even started.”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: “It Keeps My Mind Alive”

As part of "Partner Voices," a sponsored partnership between UC San Diego Extension and Voice of San Diego.org, the civic-issues website periodically posts profiles about Extension’s courses, people, and public programs. The following feature focuses on The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A program within Extension, Osher Institute provides educational, cultural, and arts programs for its members aged 50 and over. Osher Institute, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in May, will host … [Read More...]

Rich Wargo: “We want to pique the curiosity that drives the study of science. Plus, it’s a fun way to learn.”

That’s One Smart Puppy (and Kitten): Talking Dogs and Cats Offer Science Tips

What do cute puppies and kittens know about science? Plenty, if you’re talking about the puppies and kittens in “Smart Puppy and Friends,” a new series of lighter-side learning videos produced by UCSD-TV’s Rich Wargo and UC San Diego physics professor Ivan Schuller. Aimed at school-age youngsters – plus adults eager to learn science basics – the five 60-second videos blend clever, kid-friendly scripts with the magic of animatronics to simulate “talking” animals, much like the 1995 movie … [Read More...]

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Gerardo Ameriel Jaimes: "At UCSD, I had the freedom to pursue the kind of classes and subjects that was interested in.”

Extension’s Alumni Change the World Scholarship: “I Want to Add Value to Myself”

Gerardo Ameriel Jaimes takes immense pride that he’s the first member of his family to earn a college degree. As the most recent winner of UC San Diego Extension’s quarterly Alumni Change the World Scholarship, Jaimes gives thanks to his parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico more than 20 years ago, when he was only 3 years old. “I wanted to fulfill their dream that I would earn a … [Read More...]

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Stanley Faer: "A lot of people have made new friends, and some romances have even started.”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: “It Keeps My Mind Alive”

As part of "Partner Voices," a sponsored partnership between UC San Diego Extension and Voice of San Diego.org, the civic-issues website periodically posts profiles about Extension’s courses, people, … [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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12-19-14 GRAPHIC2, FABIO COMANA

Career Talk: “The Science of Exercise”

A monthly series of 20-minute conversations with UC San Diego Extension instructors Topic: “The Science of Exercise: How to Get Fit and Stay Fit” Host: John Freeman Guest: Fabio Comana, Instructor, Physiology of Exercise; Behavior Change and Lifestyle Coaching; Foundations of Exercise Science; Strength and Conditioning  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN A native of southern African nation of … [Read More...]

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Biotech Project Management Workshop attendees listened intently.

Project Management Workshop: Emphasis on Crucial Role of “PM” in Life Sciences

UC San Diego Extension and the San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) co-hosted the “Global Biotechnology Project Management Workshop and Networking Event” on Nov. 17. Held at Green Flash brewery, … [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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