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Unlocking the Science Behind Atmospheric Rivers

8232 This year, California’s winter weather has been wet and wild. Join Scripps scientist Marty Ralph, Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) as he describes the phenomena of atmospheric rivers, their impact on our weather, and the essential role modeling and prediction play in managing California’s precious water resources.

Watch Unlocking the Science Behind Atmospheric Rivers

To see more programs in the Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series, click here.

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How Hot Will It Get?

As this scorching summer winds down, take some time to reflect on the extreme heat of these past few summers, with 2010 and 2012 contending to be the first and third the hottest summers on record in the U.S., respectively.

It’s hard to argue against global warming in the midst of a heatwave, but how directly does this extreme weather correlate to our carbon consumption? And what does a rapidly warming planet mean for our future?

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Science at the Theater series includes presentations from climate scientists Bill Collins, Margaret Torn, Michael Wehner, and Jeff Chambers and UC Berkeley economist, Max Aufhammer, who discuss the pace and consequences of climate change.

Learn about the latest global warming projections from the experts in “How Hot Will It Get?.”

See what other cutting edge science videos are available in the Science at the Theater Series!

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May 2013 Highlights

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War, Democracy, Life and Death in Iraq

It’s been ten years since the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq. How has the war shaped the country? Where is it headed? In two new programs, experts on the Middle East offer up their insights.

The Iraq War Since 2003: Ten Years of Consequences

Iraq’s Journey from Dictatorship to Democracy with Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador, Hamid Al-Bayati

More available at www.uctv.tv/iraq

The Multi-dimensional Mind

Learn from leading experts in neurology, neuropsychology, neuroscience and geriatrics about how your brain works and how it changes with age. Presented by UCSF Osher Mini Medical School.

The Multi-dimensional Mind

The Pursuit of Climate Justice

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the former President of Ireland Mary Robinson shares her vision of climate justice, linking human rights to science in order to protect vulnerable populations and foster equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.

Pursuing Climate Justice with Mary Robinson

Is Beer in Your Career?

What are the career opportunities in the burgeoning craft brewing industry? In this new presentation from The Career Channel, job seekers will learn the answers from a panel of experts, including Stone Brewing founder Greg Koch, who converse about why San Diego has become such a nationally renowned region for craft beer production, and where the professional brewing industry is headed.

Is Beer In Your Career?

Premieres May 20 on The Career Channel


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

Healthy Aging programs on UCTV

Breast Cancer and the Environment

Children’s Food Allergies

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Science

< The Scientific Case for Urgent Action to Limit Climate Change

Interactive Visioning – Figure Sea Level Rise

Long Fuse, Big Bang: Thomas Edison, Electricity, and the Locus of Innovation

Can Global Warming Be Held to 2 Degrees Celsius above Pre-industrial?

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Public Affairs

Elephants or People? Ethical Dilemmas in Recovering Endangered Species

A Look at What Cesar Chavez Symbolizes in the 21st Century with Hilda Solis

Achieving Equality for Women with Mary Ann Mason

Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran with Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

My Forty Years at Berkeley with Harry Kreisler

Asia, the West and the Logic of One World with Kishore Mahbubani

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Humanities

Lunch Poems: Lyn Hejinian

Joyce Carol Oartes – Story Hour in the Library

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Arts & Music

Listz in the World

An Evening of Sacred Music and Dances from Japan Kagura Ensemble of the Chichibu Shrine

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Business

Entrepreneurship in the HealthCare Industry with Lesie Bottorff

Intellectual Journey with Gary Becker

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

Quality Improvement and Health Care Reform

Sea Turtles of Indonesian New Guinea – Perspectives on Ocean Science

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Earth’s Most “Official” of Days

Climate Change on UCTVIt gives to us every hour of every day, but today – Earth Day – is the day we set aside to give back.

While it’s true that the home base for human beings has its share of challenges, many of its citizens — including researchers at the University of California — are working to preserve and conserve it for future generations.

Discover some of what these UC folk are up to at UCTV’s Climate video library. From the atmosphere up above, to the deepest parts of the sea – and everything that exists in between — you’ll discover something new about your planet on its “official” day.

Why not start out with one of these new UCTV programs?

Restoring the Gulf Marshes
UC Berkeley graduate student Thomas Azwell is helping to restore the Gulf of Mexico’s marshes after they were severely damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from April to July of 2010. Partnering with researchers and agencies in the Gulf, the Environmental Science student is staking tubes of cotton netting stuffed with pre-composted sugar cane fiber into the dying marshes of Louisiana, testing whether the environmentally sustainable waste material can give a larger variety of plants a better chance at healing the oil-damaged wetlands.

Silent Spring + 50: Lessons from San Diego’s Bees and Bays
San Diego Coastkeeper’s Jill Witkowski and Dr. James Nieh of UC San Diego address two major environmental problems in the region – water pollution and the devastating effect of parasites and pesticides (research conducted by former UCSD graduate student, Daren Eiri) on the honey bee population. Both presentations shed light on how members of the public can work with San Diego researchers to protect our natural resources and create a more sustainable community.

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Lands of Two Seasons: The World’s Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems

Great weather, abundant harvests, fabulous food, some of the world’s most cosmopolitan, and romantic, cities – as well as the world’s most critical biodiversity hotspots — make up what are known as Mediterranean-climate Ecosystems.

With  “Lands of Two Seasons: The World’s Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems,” UCTV and the UC Natural Reserve System inaugurate a six-part series that will be unveiled in spring 2013 on UCTV Prime.

The introductory program offers an overview the world’s Mediterranean-climate zones, pointing out their similarities, unique characteristics and importance, while also illuminating the factors that threaten them. From geology to ocean and atmospheric forces, subsequent programs will explore the many factors that make these environments so unique and alluring.

Watch “Lands of Two Seasons: The World’s Mediterranean-Climate Ecosystems” and stay tuned later this spring for more in the series.

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