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Julia Dunlap: One of San Diego County’s Top Attorneys

For attorney Julia Dunlap, her love of legal education happened almost by accident. Dunlap, director of Legal Education for UC San Diego Extension, first began teaching law at the request of a colleague. While she was reluctant at first, the experience in the classroom quickly changed Dunlap’s mind. “I learned more about the law by teaching than I ever learned in law school,” Dunlap … [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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Susan Davis Champions NIH Research Funds, 21st Century Cures, and Women in Congress

Bipartisan agreement is hard to come by on Capitol Hill. Yet, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) shares on this month’s The Pulse how Republicans and Democrats are coming together to propel advances in biomedical research and to bolster funding of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Indeed, Davis reports that the $32 billion in NIH research she is championing, as well as the $8.75 billion 21st Century Cures Act which was recently approved, could serve as job creators in San … [Read More...]

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A Picture and a Thousand Words

By Jennifer Coburn Even before she started kindergarten, Reneé Weissenburger was fascinated by how art and literature influence one another. She even went so far as to create her own illustrations that she felt were missing from her storybooks. This passion for blending visual art and literature continued into Weissenburger’s teens, when she started photographing herself as literary characters such as Desdemona and Ophelia. “I always tried to think about the psyche of the … [Read More...]

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Employee Development Proves to be Healthy Business Decision

By Jennifer Davies There’s no question Deizel Sarte knows her way around a health clinic. Unlike many in her profession, Sarte, the chief operating officer for North County Health Services, got her start on the front lines. She started out as a pediatric nurse at a hospital and then worked her way through the organization’s many clinic sites. “You can’t B.S. me,” Sarte said with a laugh. “I’ve done it all – from giving flu shots to removing catheters to setting up appointments to … [Read More...]

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Jan Kleissl Researches Weather and Engineering to Drive Sustainable Business Practices

By Leah Singer From a very early age, Jan Kleissl dreamed of a more sustainable planet. Growing up in Germany where few buildings had central heating, it meant the winter months were especially challenging, Kleissl recalls. Yet those experiences instilled in him the desire to leave a smaller carbon footprint on the world. He eventually gave away his vehicle in order to live a greener life. But Kleissl’s contributions to sustainability go far beyond forgoing California’s car culture. … [Read More...]

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Managing Your UC San Diego Extension Tuition: 4 Things You Need To Know

By Kristen Gross There are many reasons to choose UC San Diego Extension. Our instructors, resources, facilities, and flexible scheduling options will help you take your education to the next level. No matter what path you choose, there is plenty of excitement ahead, but perhaps you also feel a little daunted. The best way to ease stress and anxiety is to make a plan to move forward. This should include how best to manage your tuition. Here are four things you need to know: Your Employer … [Read More...]

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Empathy by Design: Creating Hospital Billing that Understands

By Marg Stark For Eric Krepfle, the software he designs is not merely about creating an efficient system – it’s about developing an empathetic one as well. That’s because the work Krepfle does developing hospital billing systems touches people at their most vulnerable when the stresses of health and finances intersect. “There are two things a patient is concerned about. Am I going to be … [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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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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A Picture and a Thousand Words

By Jennifer Coburn Even before she started kindergarten, Reneé Weissenburger was fascinated by how art and literature influence one another. She even went so far as to create her own illustrations that she felt were missing from her storybooks. This passion for blending visual art and literature continued into Weissenburger’s teens, when she started photographing herself as literary … [Read More...]

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Hottest Careers for College Grads in 2015

Turning a college education into a career is easier said than done. To help newly minted graduates identify their best bets for rewarding employment, the University of California, San Diego Extension … [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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