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  • Writing that Inspires

    What obsessions do you have? What kind of stories do you recount around your dinner table? What books are currently sitting on your bedside table? In this far-reaching and insightful interview with best-selling authors Nick Hornby and Susan Orlean, we hear the stories that inspire these great writers to put pen to paper. “Writing that […]

  • Navigating the Brewing Industry

    Are you fascinated by the art and science of brewing? Have you ever considered turning your passion for beer into a rewarding career? Let’s delve into the dynamic world of brewing, exploring key insights and pathways in Careers in the Brewing Industry. Brewing Industry Landscape: A Flourishing Frontier The brewing industry has experienced a remarkable […]

  • Art and Science: Understanding the Effects of Climate Change on Kelp Forests

    Southern California’s giant kelp forests, composed of rapidly growing large brown algae, are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet. These underwater forests support a diverse array of life, forming a vibrant community that thrives within them. Kelp forests anchor themselves atop rocky reefs, a place where few other plants can establish, thanks to […]

  • American Democracy and the Crisis of Majority Rule

    What happens when a government begins to restrict voting, violent threats are made against election workers, and an incumbent tries to overturn an election result? According to the international organization Freedom House, such efforts lower your country’s score on the global freedom index, which measures the strength of your democracy. A decade ago, the U.S. […]

  • Jake Blount: Exploring the Power of Music, Afrofuturism, and Social Change

    In a recent presentation that beautifully blended art, history, and activism, musician and scholar Jake Blount unveiled music’s profound capacity to envision a brighter future. With narrative and insight, Blount shared his creative process, underscoring the interplay between tradition and innovation, the transformative power of Afrofuturism, and the art of reimagining music for contemporary issues. […]

  • The Human Canvas: Exploring Body Modification Throughout Time

    Permanent body modification is a unique and variable practice among humans that is not observed in other mammals. It has a long history and can be traced back thousands of years across various cultures and civilizations. Practices such as tattooing, scarification, piercing, and branding have been documented in ancient societies around the world. In this […]

  • Shifting Tides: How Oil Companies Can Become Champions of Sustainability

    In an engaging talk led by Paasha Mahdavi, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara, the spotlight is cast on major oil companies and their crucial role in combating climate change. Mahdavi argues for the urgent need for these corporations to embrace sustainable practices, highlighting their potential shift from being major contributors to […]

  • Finding Your Why in Healthcare: Lessons from Dr. Kama Guluma

    Take a journey through the inspiring words of Dr. Kama Guluma, an emergency medicine specialist, as he unfolds the story of his career in healthcare and education. Dr. Guluma invites you to reflect on the importance of aligning your personal values with your professional life, especially in healthcare. Understanding your core values—like compassion, dedication, and […]

  • Ending Poverty in America Requires Grassroots Activism

    What causes poverty and how do we fix it? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond has dedicated years to answering these critical questions. “I think we actively benefit from poverty,” Desmond said in a recent Helen Edison Lecture Series discussion at UC San Diego Park and Market. “Not because we want to…often it’s […]

  • The Secret of the Red Tide

    Why does the stunning bioluminescence in the ocean, often described as ‘sea sparkle’ or ‘milky seas’ and known for its beautiful blue-green glow at night, appear so different during the day? Commonly referred to as red tide, the ocean water appears murky, often with a brown or red tone. In some parts of the Pacific […]

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