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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 … [Read More...]

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“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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Career Talk: “Justice Served, A Prosecutor’s View of the Law”

A monthly series of conversations with UC San Diego Extension instructors Nov. 13, 2014 Topic: “Justice Served: A Prosecutor’s View of the Law” Host: John Freeman Guest: Richard Sachs, Instructor, Criminal Law & Procedure and Evidence Law CLICK HERE TO LISTEN An Extension instructor in Paralegal, Richard Sachs teaches two courses, Criminal Law & Procedure and Evidence Law. He’s also a long-time prosecutor and deputy district attorney with the City of San Diego. It’s … [Read More...]

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Coding Boot Camps: Programming Immersion with a Future

Is the popularity of traditional four-year degrees in danger of falling? Most likely not, but the variety of alternatives is increasing. Coding boot camps are one of the alternatives that have received a lot of attention in recent years. The programs generally consist of a relatively short, intense, immersion-style education, in which participants are taught to write computer code in one of the many programming languages. Upon completion of the program, students apply to work at the same … [Read More...]

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 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 the final credits, he’s best known for his work on the hit films Black Rain (1989, starring … [Read More...]

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Exploring Creative Spaces in Education Through Depth and Complexity, Part 3

Creative Inspiration Using Depth, Complexity and Flexible Grouping Morgan Appel, Director, Education Department As human beings with unique cognitive and affective profiles, we differentiate ourselves organically in terms of abilities and skills; learning styles; and interests. When we consider creative movements, we come to realize that diversity in thought and perspective offers potential for high-yield returns. Certainly, the development of atomic knowledge would have been hindered were … [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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Among the many highlights of Founders Day’s activities last Friday was the noon-hour booth hosted by UC San Diego Extension. With the backdrop banner emblazoned with “Amazing Journeys start with the first step,” the booth proved to be a popular gathering place for passersby – including Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.

Founders Day Chancellors Forum: “Unprecedented Anywhere in the World”

UC San Diego’s campus celebration of Founders Day (Friday, Nov. 14), featured a panel discussion with two former chancellors, Robert Dynes and Marye Anne Fox, who joined with Chancellor Pradeep K. … [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 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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