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UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency 2013

544Over the summer the UC Santa Barbara Institute for Energy Efficiency hosted the 4th consecutive year of The UC Santa Barbara Summit on Energy Efficiency. This year focused on Materials for a Sustainable Energy Future, including topics such as; Connecting Innovation: The Utilities’ Perspective, Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies, The Challenge of Electrical Energy Storage, Energy Efficient Information & Communications Technology, Innovations in Solid State Lighting, and Critical Materials for Energy Technologies. Over 200 attendees joined together to hear from leaders from industry, academia, national labs and government to discuss materials challenges, opportunities and the latest developments relating to key technologies impacting energy efficiency.

Opening Keynote speaker Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy ’09-’13, and Professor at Stanford University, starts the conference with the topic of 25297Materials Science Innovations in Energy Efficiency and Generation. Chu asserts that new materials enable newer technology, especially when coupled with better systems designed. Chu brings light to the issue of retaining intellectual property in America for future generations through our manufacturing choices, “We can not only invent things in America, it has to be made in America.”

25553In the field of High Efficiency Power Electronics, a panel of experts in the field gather to discuss future possibilities, and how we can enable and integrate new technologies into existing systems faster. Moderator Lisa Margonelli, Author and Journalist of New America Foundation, joins a diverse panel including; Rajeev Ram, Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, Hari Harikumar, VP of Advanced Technology at Ingersoll Rand, JB Straubel, Co-Founder and CTO of Tesla Motors, and Umesh Mishra, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Santa Barbara and CEO of Transphorm.

Join the conversation @UCTelevision, @UCSBiee, #EnergyEfficiency

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Figuring Sea Level Rise

UC Santa Barbara takes pride in its beautiful beachfront location on the bluffs above the sand — but owning property directly on the coast comes with risk.

The Carsey-Wolf Center presents a series of lectures that tackle the problem of sea level rise and what – if anything – can be done about. The first episode gathers a variety earth science and architectural experts to examine what might happen to Santa Barbara and other shorelines as sea levels rise.

The bluffs have been slowly eroding since the beginning of their existence, but what happens as the sea levels rise more quickly due to global warming? What options are there to avoid massive destruction? Should we build large or larger defensive sea walls or will we be forced to retreat from the crumbling cliffs?

Watch “Santa Barbara Geography-Past, Present, and as Sea Levels Rise” to learn more about what Santa Barbara’s shoreline looked like in the past and what it might look like in the future.

Watch other programs on sea level rise.

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Script to Screen- Hard Candy

Hear about the process in which a movie script makes it to the big screen as this latest episode of Script to Screen analyzes Hard Candy.

Screenwriter Brian Nelson and producer Richard Hutton of Vulcan Productions visit UC Santa Barbara to examine their popular production from it’s very roots, discussing inspirations for the plot and how they utilized the space of just one house for almost the entire film.

Nelson talks about how Hard Candy has distinguished his career, saying that he is now frequently approached to work on movies about psycho killers, brilliant teenage girls, and containment, not unlike one of his other films, 30 days of Night.

Watch “Script to Screen – Hard Candy” to learn more about the unique details of the movie’s production.

See what other films have been dissected in the Script to Screen series!

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Script to Screen-Sleepless in Seattle

Script to Screen celebrates the 20th anniversary of “Sleepless in Seattle” with Jeff Arch, the screenwriter behind this classic romantic comedy.

Arch analyzes the elements of writing a love story and the process of getting such an unconventional plot onto the screen. Learn how the characters came to life and found their way into the hearts of moviegoers everywhere.

Watch “Script to Screen – Sleepless in Seattle.

Check out other episodes of UC Santa Barbara’s Script to Screen Series.

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UC Santa Barbara Students Are Granted Red Carpet Access

Matthew Ryan, director of the Pollock Theater at the Carsey-Wolf Center and host of the Script to Screen series gives us the inside scoop on snagging red carpet interviews with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The UCSB Pollock Theater student staff was granted red carpet press access to the 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival for our Script to Screen: On Location show. It was a rare opportunity for students to be able to shoot interviews with stars such as soon-to-be Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, soon-to-be Oscar winner Ben Affleck, David O. Russell (writer/director of Silver Linings Playbook), Oscar nominated producer of Silver Linings Playbook Bruce Cohen and many more.

The students got first hand experience in the fast paced nature of red carpet interviews, having a limited amount of time to shoot them before the star moves on to the next interview. The students also learned how to block desperate, unprofessional photographers from photo-bombing our precious interviews. In the end, the interviews were successful and the students had wonderful production reels to include in their resumes.

Our student work has such a positive response from the interviewees of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, we were granted another red carpet press opportunity at the 2013 Writers Guild Awards to interview the top screenwriters of today. Also, our interviews of Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell led to us to getting a WGA red carpet interview with Jacki Weaver, the Oscar nominated supporting actress from Silver Linings Playbook.

Script to Screen: On Location and the Pollock Theater student staff look forward to more red carpet interviews for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.

Script to Screen interview with the cast and crew of Argo:

Script to Screen interview with the cast and crew of Silver Linings Playbook:

Watch these and other Script to Screen programs on our online video archive.


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