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10-21-14 NEWSROOM, ACTING COURSE

Acting for Everyday Life: “All the World’s a Stage”

All great leaders, speakers, and entertainers usually have one trait in common: They’re great actors, as well. To UC San Diego Extension instructor Ryan Beattie Scrimger, the connection is precisely as the Bard doth quote: “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” “Most of us already use the life skills that acting courses can help sharpen and define,” said … [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 Extension course Writing Children’s Picture Books, taught by Sarah Tomp and Andrea Zimmerman. Away from … [Read More...]

CEO AUTHORS FORUM

Symposium to Present CEO Leaders Who are Authors: “Innovation & Next Practice Strategies”

EVENT INFO: “Innovation & Next Practice Strategies” Date: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 Time: 7:30 am to 10:30 am Site: Qualcomm Auditorium, Building Q (6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego,CA 92121) Admission: $55, pre-registered; $95 at door An upcoming symposium featuring CEOs who are authors and experts in innovation and next-practice strategies will feature UC San Diego Extension Dean Mary Walshok, author of “The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy.” Presented by Executive Next … [Read More...]

Frank Bruni: NY Times columnist to speak at UC San Diego

Campus’ “First Year Experience” Students to Hear NY Times’ Frank Bruni: “Narrow Niches That Separate Us”

EVENT INFO: Helen Edison Lecture Series Frank Bruni, New York Times Op-Ed columnist Date: Wednesday, Oct. 29 Time: 7 pm Site: Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego Admission: Free, open to the public The UC San Diego speaking engagement by New York Times Op-Ed columnist Frank Bruni – Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 pm, Mandeville Auditorium -- will launch the 2014-15 Helen Edison Lecture Series, as annually presented by UC San Diego Extension. His topic: “Americans Today and Their … [Read More...]

10-10-14 GRAPHIC, JACQUES CHIRAZI

The Future of Cleantech: “We’re Going Back to the Idea of Learning from Nature”

A monthly series of 20-minute conversations with UC San Diego Extension instructors Topic: “The Promise of Cleantech: What’s Our Energy Future?” Host: John Freeman Guest: Jacques E. Chirazi, instructor, “Cleantech/Clean Energy” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Join Extension instructor Jacques E. Chirazi as he discusses the fast-changing realm of cleantech and how our lives – and attitudes about energy-saving and the need for resource conservation have changed. An expert on biomimicry, the … [Read More...]

Edward Abeyta: "It seems odd there isn’t a clearinghouse to see the return on investment taxpayers made in these programs."

Pre-Collegiate Program Student Pipeline: A Model of Inefficiency?

Edward Abeyta, who directs UC San Diego Extension’s Academic Connections K-12 programs, recently published a bylined article in "The Evolllution," a grassroots online newspaper devoted to innovative ideas in higher education. His contention: Today’s pre-collegiate institutions lack the tools needed to efficiently reach out to students who are preparing for college. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE Selected excerpts: • "One would imagine national data on programs and students attending … [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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CEO AUTHORS FORUM

Symposium to Present CEO Leaders Who are Authors: “Innovation & Next Practice Strategies”

EVENT INFO: “Innovation & Next Practice Strategies” Date: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 Time: 7:30 am to 10:30 am Site: Qualcomm Auditorium, Building Q (6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego,CA … [Read More...]

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Jacques Chirazi: "In my heart, I’m an environmentalist, so I’m always looking for ways to improve how humans live on this planet."

Doing the Dirty Work of Clean Tech: “It Starts Within Your Own Sphere of Influence”

For Jacques E. Chirazi, who has managed the Cleantech program for the City of San Diego since 2007, the phrase for the future is biomimicry innovation. Simply put, that’s the science of innovating from nature’s genius and then applying that knowledge to solve human challenges. In his role, Chirazi helps create new jobs, generate additional revenue through new economic activity, and improve … [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...]

 

“Climate Change in Four Dimensions” featuring Scripps Institution of Oceanography professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan. Watch Video >

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