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50 Voices of the Future: Tam O’Shaughnessy on STEM education

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. As Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which no one knows anything about science and technology.” Tam O’Shaughnessy, co-founder of Sally Ride Science … [Read More...]

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UC San Diego Extension and San Diego Supercomputer Center launch Modern Data Science Academy

Big data is now big business with companies of every size and sector. They are using it to improve performance and boost their bottom line. Because of that, there is a huge demand for those who can collect, crunch and curate the mountains of data available. In response, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and UC San Diego Extension have teamed up to create the Modern Data Science Academy to provide cutting-edge, hands-on training in data mining and data analytics. The partnership is … [Read More...]

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Safety net: Extension’s Safety Specialist Certificate gives a vet a new lease on life

John Crary found out about the importance of safety early in his military career. As a new Navy recruit, Crary was part of the Seabee Battalion, which is tasked with construction projects all over the world. One of his first assignments was working on a five-story building in Spain. Unfortunately, Crary didn’t know how to secure the safety harness properly, and he decided to wing it. It almost cost him his life—he nearly fell off the building. “Luck just had it that I didn’t go over,” Crary … [Read More...]

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Helen Edison Lecture Series presents Steve Clemons

Sept 23  |  7 PM  |  Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego The Atlantic’s Washington editor-at-large leads a discussion on the impending presidential election. Held in collaboration with Voice of San Diego to kick off Politifest. We are in the midst of one of the most contentious and controversial presidential elections in modern history. Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic, will a moderate a panel that will examine how this year’s presidential election is fundamentally … [Read More...]

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Food safety program to provide much-needed training in wake of new food safety rules

Each year one in six Americans become sick from consuming contaminated foods or beverages. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which also reports that annually 48 million people in the United States get sick from a foodborne illness. Of those, 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 die. To prevent these outbreaks, new regulations have been put in place to reduce foodborne illness through preventative measures. While the regulations went into effect in 2015, … [Read More...]

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Enhancing patient care by breaking through language barriers

UC San Diego Extension launches new certificate program to meet growing demands of Spanish-speaking population Language has always been a part of Graciela Gomez Vittori’s life. As a young girl growing up in Argentina, aside from her native Spanish language, she also studied English and French at the insistence of her father. Vittori resisted in the beginning, but little did she know that being multilingual would help pave her future career. “My father always thought that learning languages was … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Marcie Wessels on the fate of children’s books

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. It might seem both tempting and cynical to conclude that book reading is going extinct, especially among kids, who live in an age of virtual reality and other fast-evolving forms of gadgetry. But many authors, … [Read More...]

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Helen Edison Lecture Series presents Steve Clemons

Sept 23  |  7 PM  |  Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego The Atlantic’s Washington editor-at-large leads a discussion on the impending presidential election. Held in collaboration with Voice of San … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Kurt Gering knows talent when he sees it

In honor of UC San Diego Extension's first 50 years, 50 Voices of the Future asks thought leaders about the trends, breakthroughs and social advances they foresee over the next 50 years. There was a time when the average American worker figured he would stay at the same company for his entire career. But over time, there’s been a dramatic shift in how people envision their career trajectories. … [Read More...]

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Safety net: Extension’s Safety Specialist Certificate gives a vet a new lease on life

John Crary found out about the importance of safety early in his military career. As a new Navy recruit, Crary was part of the Seabee Battalion, which is tasked with construction projects all over … [Read More...]

 

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