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50 Voices of the Future: Dr. Kimberly Brouwer on tracking disease worldwide

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. Trying to reduce the spread of disease is an endeavor that can make a scientist pessimistic. There is always some new illness waiting to unleash itself on humanity. Dr. Kimberly Brouwer, a professor in the … [Read More...]

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Beyond borders: First-time program gives students from Mexico a taste of American college life and culture

Fifteen-year-old Rito Cervera Romero, who lives in the small town of San Cristóbal, Guanajuato, México, recently enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to study abroad at an American university. “This is a unique opportunity, and I am very proud to be part of this program,” he said during a break from his intensive bilingual literature class. “I wasn’t considering taking English (at this age), but now I would like to take an English course when I go back to Mexico. I want to keep … [Read More...]

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Nonprofits demand data

For nonprofits, their success has long been tied to whether they can tell their story in a compelling way. But now, it is just as important for nonprofits to make sure their numbers add up. With the rise of big data and a demand for evidence-based decision making, more nonprofits need to be able to demonstrate the impact of their work. In fact, their funders are demanding it. “We have moved into an era where just having an important cause or an emotional story is not enough,” said Josh Shapiro, … [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, Marcie Wessels among them, don’t buy this type of thinking. The way Wessels sees it, as long as your … [Read More...]

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Panel explores growth in green jobs

Sustainability isn’t just about moral superiority. It can also lead to upward mobility – for your career, that is. As more businesses invest in a variety of green initiatives, demand for those with expertise in sustainability management continues to increase. According to Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks hiring data, sustainability jobs in the United States have more than doubled in the past four years. In addition, San Diego ranks as the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation for … [Read More...]

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Using psychology to save the planet

Jennifer Tabanico makes her living trying to change people’s habits and behavior. Her job requires a journalist’s investigative skills, an advertiser’s marketing talents, and a psychologist’s understanding of why people do what they do. One day she might be helping the city of Oceanside coax residents into picking up after their dogs. The next she might be working with the city of Fort Worth, Texas, to improve its residents’ recycling habits. Tabanico, 39, who will teach a new online course … [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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50 Voices of the Future: Dr. Kimberly Brouwer on tracking disease worldwide

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. Trying to … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Dr. Kimberly Brouwer on tracking disease worldwide

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. Trying to reduce the spread of disease is an endeavor that can make a scientist pessimistic. There is always some new illness waiting to unleash itself on humanity. Dr. Kimberly Brouwer, a professor in the … [Read More...]

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