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A Very Full February – News & Highlights

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The Career Channel: Bridge to Better Employment

The Career Channel

If you or someone you know is a recent college graduate or a graduate in career transition, then stop by UCTV’s newly launched Career Channel, powered by the employment experts at UC San DiegoExtension. As an unbiased provider of information, tools and experts, the channel aims to help job-seekers identify newly emerging areas of career opportunity and to develop paths and plans for necessary reskilling through research, reporting and public dialogue presented through video, radio and print. Check it out today and stay tuned for new programs about the ever-evolving career marketplace!

The Career Channel

Got ‘Superwoman Syndrome?’

In today’s fast-paced world, many women face a unique set of pressures as they juggle life at home, at work, with their friends, and even their appearance. This six-part UCSF Osher Mini MedicalSchool series investigates the origins of these stressors and their physiological impacts, as well as current, scientifically-proven strategies for managing priorities, fostering wellness and achieving a balanced portfolio for health.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: A Woman’s Guide to Wellness in Today’s Challenging World

The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Tracing the evolution of the human diet from our earliest ancestors can lead to a better understanding of human adaptation in the past and may also offer clues to the origin of many health problems we currently face, such as obesity and chronic disease. This new series from UC San Diego’s Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) focuses on the changing diets of our ancestors and what role these dietary transitions played in the evolution of humans.

The Evolution of Human Nutrition

Searching for Democracy

What does our democracy require of us? What are our shared values? How do we define and create a common good? Join the California Council for the Humanities and esteemed scholars, public intellectuals, policy specialists, journalists and authors for a series of conversations on the evolution of civic conversation and the changing nature of democracy over time.

Searching for Democracy


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (PACIFIC TIMES)

 

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

The Female Brain: Balancing Social Expectations with Your Own Health

Attention Deficits and Impulse Control Problems

The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Shoulder Injury — Health Matters

Research on Pediatric Anxiety

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Science

Lifting the Blanket: Pursuit of a Climate Change Solution

Quantum Cascade Lasers: From Lab Curiosity to Tools (or How to Convert Ideas into Products) with Kumar Patel

Exploring Beyond the Abyss: The Deep Sea Challenge Expedition

Science and Engineering Research in the Global World, with Subra Suresh

New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon

Technology’s Promise, Humanity’s Future

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Public Affairs

2012 Presidential Election Recap

It’s Time to Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans, with Mickey Edwards

Ambassador Martin S. Indyk: The Middle East in Turmoil – What Does It Mean for Israel?

Manifesto for a New Economy with James Gustave Speth

National Security in the 21st Century with General James Cartwright
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Humanities

Black History Month on UCTV

Peter Orner – Story Hour in the Library

The Humanities, without Apology

Lunch Poems: Aaron Shurin

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Arts & Music

To Be Musical: Steven Schick

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What’s New in June on UCTV

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UCTV Prime: Our Digital Life

With the conclusion of the popular “The Skinny on Obesity” series, our YouTube original channel UCTV Prime turns its attention to the role digital technology plays in helping us understand ourselves with the 3-part series “Our Digital Life,” premiering June 15. Discover how researchers at UC Merced are using cutting-edge digital tools across disciplines and centuries to help us understand the world we live in and how we operate within it.

You’ll also want to check out “UCTV Prime: Cuts” Tuesdays in June, when we’ll be featuring meaningful excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to San Diego.

“Subtext,”New Interview Series from UCLA

Tune in this month for the premiere of “Subtext,” a new series featuring interviews with UCLA faculty authors about their latest books.

David Hayes Bautista, the History of Cinco de Mayo

Timothy Taylor, “Sounds of Capitalism”

Michael Ross, “The Oil Curse”

UCTV Regards Religion

From science to scripture, UCTV’s video collection will inspire endless ideas and discussion, no matter what your beliefs.

Regarding Religion on UCTV

A few highlights:

Burke Lecture: Interpreting Islam in Modern Context with Tariq Ramadan

Progressive Religion

Virtue, Deed and Word – Confucian Paths to Immortality


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (PACIFIC TIMES)

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Health Matters: New Melanoma Screening Method

Why We are Always Learning to Move: The Science and Engineering of Adaptive Brains

Research on Aging: Sleep Disorders in Older Adults

The Genetics of Organ Development: A Blueprint for Regenerative Medicine

Anxiety: Sport Suspension on Life’s Bumpy Road

Applying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to Treatment: The Practicing Alternatives to Heal Depression Study

Health Effects of Climate Change at the Human-Animal-Interface

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Science

CARTA: Culture-Gene Interactions in Human Origins

To Be Human: What Makes The Human Brain Human? with Terrence Sejnowski

Perspectives on Ocean Science: From the Titanic to the Tiny

Transistors and Integrated Circuits, from DC to the (far) Infrared (Doluca Family Endowed Chair Lecture)

How Many People Can the Earth Support?

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Public Affairs

Philosophy and Activism with Peter Singer (Conversations with History)

Pakistan on the Brink with Ahmed Rashid, (Conversations with History)

China Airborne: Aviation and the Future of China with James Fallows and Peter Cowhey

Henrietta Lacks and Human Subject Research: A Look at Past, Present, and Future

The Global Impact of Climate Change: Balance Through Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness with the Dalai Lama

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Humanities

Story Hour in the Library: Isabel Allende

Lunch Poems: Richard Berengarten

Death and the Ancient Philosophers

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Arts & Music

The Perspectives Showcase

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Business

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

Motivation to Pursue Dreams and Hopes: Understanding the Brain’s Reward System

The Skinny on Obesity (Extra): Diet and Lifestyle Tips from UCSF Experts

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UCTV Goes Mobile with New iPhone App!

It’s an “app” world and UCTV is the newest kid on the block with its new mobile app, now available to iPhone users in the iTunes App Store. The free app offers video and audio podcasts of UCTV’s latest programs, organized by subject matter and special monthly features. To find out more about the app, visit uctv.tv/iphone or search ‘UCTV’ in the iTunes store.

UCTV’s entrance in the mobile marketplace is part of our continued transition to emerging media platforms, including YouTube, iTunesU and Roku. And of course, we’re also available worldwide on our website and on cable television in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Riverside and other select cities around the country.

Droid users, we didn’t forget about you! An Android version of the app is scheduled to be released in the Fall, with an iPad app to follow.

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UCTV Goes to South Korea!

We love hearing about how our programs have enriched the lives of viewers around the world. Check out this letter we received from Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea. They have developed SNOW, a knowledge-sharing website that allows viewers to watch, comment on, and even post wiki-translations of educational videos from around the world. To date they have posted 889 UCTV programs, and translated 123 of them into Korean. We are excited our content is becoming increasingly available to a country with over 48 million people!

Let us know how UCTV has impacted your life, and we might just post it on the UCTV blog!

From: Dong Eun Cheon

Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:13 PM

To: UCTV

Subject: I would like to report on current sharing of UCTV’s lectures at SNOW

First of all, I am very pleased to contact you. I am Dong Eun Cheon, a researcher of SNOW 2.0 Development Team at Sookmyung Women’s University.

Taking this chance, I would like to share with you how your lectures have been introduced to SNOW users, attracting many people to get informative knowledge. (website: www.snow.or.kr)

Since launching the site at the end of 2009, SNOW has become a fast growing popular site for open knowledge platform in Korea and more than 652,000 people have visited the site so far. Moreover, approximately 889 lectures of UCTV have been introduced to our users, 123 of which have been translated into Korean by our volunteers. Surely, the lectures are popular at our SNOW site. The most popular lectures is “Insights into the Mind of the Child.”

These UCTV lectures contribute to providing great intellectual inspiration to viewers. As our subtitle service has been more expanded, it is expected that more and more UCTV lectures will be spread among them. We are providing your contents not only with Korean titles, lecture descriptions and script but also with download functions for videos, audio clips and script files thanks to your permission. Also, since we developed mobile web applications for the iPhone, Android, and iPad at the beginning of 2010, your contents have been made more widely available via SNOW.

Again, it is great to see that we have been able to collaborate on the “share knowledge movement” widely spread. I hope that this collaboration would be more encouraging this movement and lead to mutual growth for both of us.

Thank you

Best regards,

Dong Eun Cheon
Researcher, International Affairs
SNOW 2.0 Development Team
Sookmyung Women’s University

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University of California to Launch YouTube’s First University-Run Original Channel

On March 1, University of California Television (UCTV) will launch a new YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, the first university-run channel to be included among YouTube’s new production partnerships with recognizable brands like The Wall Street Journal, Madonna and TED. Each week, UCTV Prime will debut 15 minutes of fresh content from throughout the University of California at www.youtube.com/uctvprime and www.uctv.tv/prime.

UCTV Prime’s programming will draw on the tremendous knowledge resources available on the ten University of California campuses, five medical schools, three national labs and other affiliated institutions. Like the UC system itself, UCTV Prime will be a lively place to find new ideas, spark the imagination and discover diverse voices on just about every subject. With documentary mini-series, interviews, commentaries and video shorts each week, UCTV Prime aims to bring to light the innovations, trends, issues and personalities that shape our world.

YouTube users can subscribe to UCTV Prime to keep up on the latest programs and browse related playlists populated by content from UCTV’s robust YouTube channel and other UC YouTube channels. The UCTV Prime website will complement the channel with direct viewer engagement through related blog posts, viewer polls and other interactive features.

The UCTV Prime channel will be anchored by a collection of in-depth, 10-minute documentary mini-series. The channel’s March 1 debut will feature the first installment of “Naked Art,” a four-part mini-series exploring UC’s preeminent public art collections.

Then, on April 6, UCTV Prime will debut a three-part series examining the obesity epidemic and how UC San Francisco researchers like Dr. Robert Lustig, whose 2009 UCTV video, “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” has become a YouTube hit with over two million views, are working to combat it.

The channel will also feature “UCTV Prime: Vote,” a recurring, 5-minute segment offering election analysis and commentary by UC faculty and experts, and “UCTV Prime: Cuts,” another 5-minute recurring series reporting on research developments, entertaining events and interesting personalities on the campuses and beyond. “UCTV Prime: Cuts” premieres March 6 with a look at innovative canine cancer research and treatment taking place at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and how it translates into cancer care for humans. “UCTV Prime: Vote” kicks off March 13 with UC San Diego’s Peter Gourevitch on who’s driving the debate between austerity and spending, UC Merced’s Jessica Trounstine on factors that decrease incumbents’ responsiveness to voters, and UC Davis’ Giovanni Peri on the economic impact of immigration.

UCTV Prime is one of around one hundred original channels on the YouTube platform created specifically for today’s connected viewers around the world. The new advertising-supported channels feature well-known personalities and content producers from TV, film, music, news, and sports, as well as some of the most innovative new media companies in the world and some of YouTube’s own existing partners, including UCTV, which operates one of YouTube’s most popular education channels, with 50,000 subscribers and over 4,800 videos.

“With technology and viewer habits changing so fast, the whole nature of ‘television’ is evolving,” said Lynn Burnstan, UCTV’s director. “We’re thrilled and honored to take part in YouTube’s ambitious effort to shape the future of the medium. Since UCTV’s beginning twelve years ago, we have continually developed new and innovative uses of television and, today, the future is more exciting than ever.”

Based on the UC San Diego campus, UCTV presents educational and enrichment programming from the campuses, national laboratories, and affiliated institutions of the University of California. UCTV delivers science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities and the arts to a general audience, as well as specialized programming for health care professionals, teachers and researchers. UCTV is available worldwide via live stream, video archives and podcasting, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/uctv and www.youtube.com/uctvprime, on iTunesU in the Beyond Campus section, and on cable in select cities throughout California. For a complete list of UCTV’s outlets, visit www.uctv.tv/wheretowatch.

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