Monthly Highlights: September 2011

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Sugar Highs & Lows

With obesity and diabetes rates on a startling climb, America is faced with the challenge of breaking its sugar addiction. As UCSF’s Dr. Robert Lustig made clear in his 2009 talk “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” — which became a viral sensation on YouTube — there’s a lot more sugar in our diets than we suspect, and it’s doing a lot more damage than previously thought.

Tune in for a new series of programs from the UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) that provide a thorough, science-based look at just how much sugar is too much.

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 more than 30 esteemed scholars, public intellectuals, policy specialists, journalists and authors for a new 8-part series of conversation and dialogue on the evolution of civic conversations and the changing nature of democracy over time.

Field Trip at the Lab

Lawrence Livermore Lab’s Science on Saturday series is back with four new programs aimed at middle and high school students and science teachers — and anyone else who thinks science is cool.

Withstanding Climate Change: You Can Change the World

Superheavy Elements: Search for the End of the Periodic Table

It’s Gust About Time: Harnessing the Wind for Our Energy Needs

Proton Therapy for Cancer: Addressing a Big Problem with a Small Machine


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

Health & Medicine

Adolescent Brain Development: Understanding Unique Opportunities for Early-Intervention & Prevention

Is Medical Imaging Harmful to Health: Opportunities to Influence Health Policy

Research on Aging: What’s New in Prostate Cancer Treatment

New Media Tools for Health Advocacy

UC Global Health Institute: Frontiers in One Health

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On the Future of Biochemistry Research, with Bruce Alberts, U.S. Science Envoy and editor-in-chief of Science

Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas

Memories that Last: Genes, Neurons and Synapses

Science and Dermatology: More than Skin Deep?

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Public Affairs

His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama at UC Irvine

Reconnecting Urban Policy and the Community’s Imagination with Sergio Fajardo (former mayor of Medellin, Colombia)

Lords of the Landscape: Israeli Settlements as Obstacles to Middle East Peace

Moshe Halbertal and Raghida Dergham: Achieving a Two-State Solution

Law, Strategy and the Transformation of State

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Story Hour in the Library: Student Reading 2011

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Arts & Music

UC San Diego Jazz Camp: Finale Concert 2011

La Jolla Symphony: Concerto for Florist & Orchestra

Kamza and Bar Kamza

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New Online Videos and Podcasts

Health Matters: Menopause

Ensuring Transfer Success 2011: Counseling Toward a Pre-Med or Pre-Health Program

Complementing Cancer Care: The Use of Vitamins and Supplements

Opportunities and Challenges Implementing Clean Energy

more videos and podcasts >>


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