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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 thought it was fascinating. Since then, my whole career has been driven by that fascination.” Now, as director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), he’s a highly credentialed computational … [Read More...]

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Katie Ferraro: "I want my students to have a more informed viewpoint of consumer nutrition."

A Matter of Eating Right: “Every Day We Are Faced with Numerous Food Choices”

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: TEN QUESTIONS Katie Ferraro readily admits she has a weakness for tortilla chips, a surprising admission for a registered dietitian who values the benefits of health and nutrition. As she details below, smarter snack-food choices include eating more fresh fruit, nuts and low-fat dairy products. But a handful of tortilla chips need not be considered inherently evil. In the bigger picture, it’s a matter of what, how often and when you eat – plus portion sizes -- that … [Read More...]

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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 Scrimger, a mainstay of San Diego’s theatre scene. “They are the basic skills of problem-solving, … [Read More...]

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...]

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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...]

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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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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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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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Katie Ferraro: "I want my students to have a more informed viewpoint of consumer nutrition."

A Matter of Eating Right: “Every Day We Are Faced with Numerous Food Choices”

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: TEN QUESTIONS Katie Ferraro readily admits she has a weakness for tortilla chips, a surprising admission for a registered dietitian who values the benefits of health and nutrition. As she details below, smarter snack-food choices include eating more fresh fruit, nuts and low-fat dairy products. But a handful of tortilla chips need not be considered inherently evil. In … [Read More...]

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