Author: UCTV

  • Confronting the Mental Health Crisis

    Society continues to grapple with the challenges that people with mental health issues face. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five Americans experience mental health problems. There are many factors contributing to our society’s struggle with mental illness. The lingering uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing conflict between Ukraine […]

  • International Efforts to Achieve Healthy Longevity

    In 2020, there were an estimated 727 million persons aged 65 years or over worldwide. This number is projected to more than double by 2050, reaching over 1.5 billion persons. By mid-century, one in six people globally will be aged 65 years or older. Globally, the population aged 65 years and over is growing faster […]

  • Rex Pickett’s New Book Weaves Together Murder, Mystery and Library Archives

    Best known for his Academy Award-winning adapted screenplay “Sideways,” author Rex Pickett is out with a new book. The UC San Diego alumnus, who graduated in 1976, sets his latest work in a fictional Geisel Library. “The Archivist” is a murder mystery that takes a deep dive into the inner workings of the process of […]

  • War in Ukraine: What’s Next?

    Ukrainian Member of Parliament Inna Sovsun joins Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, and Janet Napolitano, Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy and former Secretary of Homeland Security, for a firsthand perspective on the war in Ukraine since the Russian invasion in early 2022. They discuss the war’s impact, and what […]

  • Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 – La Jolla Symphony and Chorus

    Enjoy this excerpt from La Jolla Symphony and Chorus’ recent presentation of Powerful Nature. Ruben Valenzuela, founder and artistic director of the Bach Collegium, San Diego, guest conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, also known as the Pastoral Symphony, so named by the composer himself. This work travels through a series of feelings that evoke scenes […]

  • Sanford Stem Cell Symposium 2022

    In late October of 2022, research and clinical experts from around the globe gathered for the Sanford Stem Cell Institute Symposium – a multidisciplinary event highlighting recent breakthroughs in regenerative medicine.  Stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and the public discussed developments in the field for turning stem cell-based therapies into approved products for patients in […]

  • Preventing Heart Disease: What You and Your Doctor Can Do to Minimize Risk

    What role do genetics, diet, exercise, and cholesterol play in preventing and treating diseases of the heart? In this program, you’ll learn about advances in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, and what you and your doctor can do to minimize risk with Dr. Carlin Long. This episode is part of a new series […]

  • Coral Reefs Adapting to the Warming Waters of Climate Change

    Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface, yet are estimated to support 25% of marine biodiversity. For the millions of people living adjacent to coral reefs, this productive ecosystem provides important shoreline protection and critical food. Global climatic changes are altering the structure and functioning of many reef ecosystems. Scripps Institution of […]

  • Tribute to Arts & Humanities Producer John Menier

    It is with great sadness that we announce that the long-time UCSD-TV Arts and Humanities producer John Menier died on November 14th after a brief illness. As one of the original television producers at UCSD-TV, he was instrumental in the launch of the station that grew to include the far-reaching UCTV. He worked with artists, […]

  • The Future of Robotics with CJ Taylor

    When not teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, CJ Taylor is part of the Robotics team working on The Institute for Learning-Enabled Optimization at Scale (TILOS) at UC San Diego’s Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute. He talks with Saura Naderi about his upbringing, his early interest in data science, and his current role within TILOS where […]

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