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UC San Diego Extension at 50: A constant in a changing world

As the saying goes, the only constant is change. UC San Diego Extension has embodied that truth for more than 50 years, constantly inventing and re-inventing its educational offerings and community-serving activities to respond to an ever-evolving world. The changing nature of the San Diego economy and workplace is reflected in the pages of Extension’s quarterly course catalog across the years, … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Stephen Mayfield on algae biotechnology

UC San Diego Extension’s weekly 50 Voices of the Future series asks thought leaders about the emerging trends, breakthroughs and social advances they envision over the next 50 years. Many of our daily products, from plastics to gasoline, are based in petroleum extracted from deep underground. What can we do when that supply runs low — or if the use of those products has harmful side-effects? Stephen Mayfield, a biotechnologist and professor of Molecular Biology, has an answer: Algae. … [Read More...]

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Best ways to boost your career in the new year

A new year means a slew of new resolutions: to eat better, to work out more, to finally write the great American novel. It’s also a great time to take stock of your career and set goals for what you’d like to achieve in 2016 and beyond. While those goals should be tangible and actionable, you also don’t want to box yourself in with something that is too specific, said Trevor Blair, director of executive search for Manpower San Diego, a local employment agency. For instance, a goal of increasing … [Read More...]

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The Pulse: What would you fund with $3 million?

AHF leader discusses non-traditional grant recipients and their methods   Nancy Sasaki, executive director of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, touts innovation for entrenched problems among needy populations If you had $3 million to devote to improving the health of vulnerable citizens of San Diego and Imperial County each year, what would you fund? Would you bring children in an asthma-inducing area of Imperial County indoors to play — and use the space to teach parents seeking … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Babak Forutanpour on computer vision

UC San Diego Extension’s weekly 50 Voices of the Future series asks thought leaders about the emerging trends, breakthroughs and social advances they envision over the next 50 years. In the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the plot pivots on the Hal 9000 computer’s ability to read the lips of two astronauts trying to speak privately in a space pod. Though Hal’s high level of artificial intelligence remains in the realm of science-fiction, the visual component of that scene — a computer “seeing” … [Read More...]

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Emotional intelligence and the bottom line

You may be smart, but that might not be enough in today’s job market. More companies are looking for those who are emotionally savvy as well. Trevor Blair, director of executive search for Manpower San Diego, a local employment agency, said the importance of a high EQ — also known as emotional intelligence — cannot be understated, especially for “knowledge workers, Millennials and members of the creative class” who simply “don’t respond to old-school methods of motivation in the … [Read More...]

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Giving graduate students an advantage

Jonathan Monk knows he’s one of the rare ones. He decided to pursue a PhD in chemical engineering at UC San Diego with no designs on 
a life in academia. “When I started, I 100 percent wanted to go into industry,” he said. While his focus separated him from his fellow graduate students, Monk was always sympathetic to the plight of many of his colleagues who did want to find a job teaching and … [Read More...]

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50 Voices of the Future: Barry Lopez on environmentalism

UC San Diego Extension’s weekly 50 Voices of the Future series asks thought leaders about the emerging trends, breakthroughs and social advances they envision over the next 50 years. Barry Lopez is, … [Read More...]

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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. Watch Video >

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Getting a children’s book published: Demystifying the process

Getting a children’s book published can be a tricky task. Literary agent Kelly Sonnack says she hopes to “demystify” the process for her students. Her course, Getting Published: Navigating the Children’s Book Market, is a new one for UC San Diego Extension. Sonnack knows of what she teaches as her clients include noted children’s book authors James Burks (the Bird & Squirrel series) and … [Read More...]

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Best ways to boost your career in the new year

A new year means a slew of new resolutions: to eat better, to work out more, to finally write the great American novel. It’s also a great time to take stock of your career and set goals for what you’d … [Read More...]

 

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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