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Taking Discovery Beyond Data: Computer Science Explores New Frontiers

Computers shape our daily lives in a myriad of ways, some obvious, others not so. Rajesh Gupta, chair of UC San Diego’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department, measures that immersion not merely by outwardly visible, hand-held devices—personal computers, smart phones, mobile devices—but computer-based innovations that go beyond our sight. Take an example such as the pocket-sized … [Read More...]

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I’m Looking For a Job. What Can UC San Diego Extension Do For Me?

“I just”—take your pick here—“a) graduated, b) got laid off, or c) decided to change careers and I’m done with taking classes.” I’ve heard this countless times as I’ve attended career fairs and community outreach events on behalf of UC San Diego Extension. “I’m here to find a job” is the refrain of the day. Battle-weary after months of fruitless job searching, the San Diego job seekers who attend these fairs are more than ready to land those elusive jobs. Resumes in hand, professionally … [Read More...]

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Explore Cutting-edge Practices at Upcoming Microbial Fermentation Workshop

To think big, you need to start small – really small. That’s the theory behind the booming business of microbial fermentation. While the term “microbial fermentation” is hardly a household term, it is a process that continues to revolutionize a wide range of industries from food to fuel to fabric and beyond. To bolster this growing and important field, University of California, San Diego Center for Continuing Education in Biosciences (CCE/Bio) and UC San Diego Extension  have jointly … [Read More...]

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Academic Connections: When Student Becomes Teacher

Biosphere 2 Program Alum Laurel Brigham Returns To Facility As A Researcher When Academic Connections’ participants came through this year’s Biosphere 2 program, they got to hear from researcher Laurel Brigham, an Academic Connections alumna who was so inspired by her experience, it helped shape her career choices, and educational path. “My dad has been a huge part of my education, and he encouraged me to attend a summer program to help further my exposure to new and interesting concepts,” … [Read More...]

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Synergy, Cycling, and Six Sigma

By Scott McDonald Ric Van der Linden is quickly approaching his sixth year of teaching the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program at UC San Diego Extension. Another upcoming anniversary, however, is getting all the attention. Van der Linden and his wife, Anne, are celebrating 25 years of marriage with a 3,300-mile, cross-country tandem bicycle trip. This weekend in Oceanside the couple will start with a ceremonial tire-dip into the Pacific and a 30-mile ride back to their home in Temecula. … [Read More...]

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Academic Connections Welcomes Ambassador Cynthia Cortez

High School Sophomore Is One of Nine Students Receiving a Full-Ride Scholarship to 2015 Programming This month, Cynthia Cortez finished her sophomore year at Holtville High School; next month, she’ll be headed to campus for UC San Diego Extension’s three-week Global Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Program taking place in partnership with Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and Washington D.C. It’s one of many programs being held as part of UC San Diego … [Read More...]

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: A Constant Process of Improvement

For Maya Gowri, implementing operational excellence is pivotal to her official role at Inova Diagnostics, a San Diego-based manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic systems used in clinical immunology labs and hospitals around the world. Inova hired Gowri after taking her on as an intern while she completed UC San Diego Extension’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) and Lean Enterprise certificate … [Read More...]

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I’m Looking For a Job. What Can UC San Diego Extension Do For Me?

“I just”—take your pick here—“a) graduated, b) got laid off, or c) decided to change careers and I’m done with taking classes.” I’ve heard this countless times as I’ve attended career fairs and … [Read More...]

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For Alan J. Daly, UC San Diego professor and chair of the Department of Education Studies, social networks hold the key to more enlightened forms of teaching, learning, and leadership.Watch Video >

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Feifei Fan teaches Chinese language classes in the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts Department

Focus on Instructors: Feifei Fan

By Rafa Lombardino Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, with approximately 1.2 billion speakers of all varieties of Chinese and 848 million of them speaking Mandarin alone. According to the Modern Language Association the number of college students studying Chinese has increased over the last decade. In an effort to match this demand, UC San Diego Extension's Arts, … [Read More...]

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I’m Looking For a Job. What Can UC San Diego Extension Do For Me?

“I just”—take your pick here—“a) graduated, b) got laid off, or c) decided to change careers and I’m done with taking classes.” I’ve heard this countless times as I’ve attended career fairs and … [Read More...]

 

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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