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Frank Bruni: “We’re so connected that we’re dis-connected."

New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni: Avoiding the “Customized Cocoons” of Technology

What fuels Frank Bruni’s unflinching curiosity – and often, his New York Times opinion column – frequently comes down to his penchant for seeking out the strange over the familiar. In a 45-minute presentation Wednesday evening at UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium, Bruni delivered a well-crafted case for why he’s become wary of the all-too-convenient tools of personal technology. His … [Read More...]

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Dean Walshok Moderates U.S.-Mexico Diaspora Session

UC San Diego Extension Dean Mary L. Walshok recently moderated a roundtable on the dynamics of the San Diego-Baja region’s binational economy, held at UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies. The Oct. 13 event was part of the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance’s world-wide tour, dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development. Titled “Symposium on the Mexican Diaspora in San Diego,” the event was implemented by the U.S. Department of State and … [Read More...]

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla: “We are very proud of this new ranking that recognizes the strength and talent of our campus members and the impact of our work.”

U.S. News & World Report: UC San Diego ranked No. 18 in World

UC San Diego is one of only five top public universities in the U.S. to make the top 20 list in a new ranking of the world’s top 500 colleges. The campus took the No. 18 spot in U.S. News and World Report’s first-ever global ranking of universities which measured factors such as research, global and regional reputation, international collaboration as well as number of highly-cited papers and doctorates awarded. Though the criteria for these rankings is different from the U.S. News Best … [Read More...]

Christina  Burress: "Writing poetry is how I translate and understand my experiences."

Teaching an Ever-Elusive Art: “Living a Sensory-Rich Life is the Best Kind of Poetry”

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: TEN QUESTIONS A published poet and teacher, Christina Burress has taught a wide range of poetry classes at UC San Diego Extension over the past four years. A graduate of UC Berkeley (rhetoric) with a masters (creative writing) from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, Burress teaches middle school and high school English at The Grauer School in Encinitas. She also spent five years as a California Poet in The Schools, working as a poet-in-residence at various San … [Read More...]

10-27-14 NEWSROOM, CYBERSECURITY, GRAPHIC

NOW ON UCSD-TV: Exploring the Realms of Cyber Security

In an era of “black hats,” denial-of-service attacks, worms, and viruses, society is increasingly turning to computer scientists for solutions. Much of the debate has centered on cyber crime, surveillance, and securing the Internet. A group of computer scientists at UC San Diego have warned of new threats arising as cyber security threats make their way into cyber-physical systems. UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering computer science and engineering professor Stefan Savage and fellow … [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 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 astrophysicist who ponders ever deeper mysteries about the great beyond. Another vast universe … [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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Dean Walshok Moderates U.S.-Mexico Diaspora Session

UC San Diego Extension Dean Mary L. Walshok recently moderated a roundtable on the dynamics of the San Diego-Baja region’s binational economy, held at UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexico … [Read More...]

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Christina  Burress: "Writing poetry is how I translate and understand my experiences."

Teaching an Ever-Elusive Art: “Living a Sensory-Rich Life is the Best Kind of Poetry”

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: TEN QUESTIONS A published poet and teacher, Christina Burress has taught a wide range of poetry classes at UC San Diego Extension over the past four years. A graduate of UC Berkeley (rhetoric) with a masters (creative writing) from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, Burress teaches middle school and high school English at The Grauer School in Encinitas. She also … [Read More...]

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