Author: UCTV

  • UCTV Celebrates its One Millionth YouTube Subscriber

    At the start of 2022, UCTV reached a major milestone with the acquisition of our one-millionth YouTube subscriber. For weeks and then days (and then hours) beforehand, we eagerly checked our channel’s latest subscriber numbers, waiting for the day to finally arrive. Then, on January 23rd, we made it. After contributing educational content to the […]

  • The Uplifting Performance of “Still We Rise”

    When UC San Diego music professor emeritus Cecil Lytle plays the piano, you can’t help but pay attention. His commanding figure is a sharp contrast to his elegance and poise. He’s been called a renaissance man for his innovative work, which is on display in his latest concert “Still We Rise.” The program features music […]

  • The Story Behind the Elusive Pacific Footballfish

    It looks like something out of a science fiction movie. A black blob with nightmarish spiny teeth, small black eyes, and prickly skin. A monster that never sees the light of day, using a bio-luminescent bulb swinging from its head to not only light its path, but also attract prey as well. The Pacific Footballfish […]

  • Yoga for Self-Transformation: Awakening to the Possibilities Within

    For thousands of years, yoga has been a path to re-orienting our relationship to body, mind and spirit, opening ourselves to transformation. At its essence, yoga involves grappling with our perceived limits and transcending them through a shift in consciousness. As a psychophysical approach to self-understanding, yoga offers a creative way to discover, grow and […]

  • Finding Grace with Author Nadia Bolz-Weber

    Conventional is not a word that comes to mind when you meet Nadia Bolz-Weber. The tattooed, ordained Lutheran pastor is an author and founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver. The journey to her calling as a minister was a winding path from youthful rebellion and substance abuse to compassion for those […]

  • The Latest Series from CARTA Explores Impact of Humans on Planet Earth

    The goal of CARTA (UC San Diego’s Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny) is to explore and explain the origins of the human phenomenon. The most recent symposium, “Human Origins and Humanity’s Future: Past, Present and Future of the Anthropocene,” looks at the long and short-term impacts of human activity. This latest series […]

  • Civil Rights Activist and Author Cornel West

    Enjoy two new programs featuring Cornel West – social justice advocate, best-selling author, renowned university professor, and one of the nation’s most iconic Black intellectuals. He is Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary and has written 20 books and edited 13. He’s best known for his classics, “Race Matters and Democracy Matters,” and for […]

  • NYT Columnist David Brooks Reveals What Motivates Him

    David Brooks is best known for his op-ed columns in The New York Times. But he’s also an accomplished author and observer of social behavior. His books include “Bobos in Paradise,” “The Social Animal,” “The Road to Character,” and his latest book “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life.” In this candid and […]

  • Harnessing Stem Cells to Solve Problems

    Bioengineering is a field that applies engineering principles to biological and biomedical problems. Stem cell research allows us to understand the basics of human development and disease. When these two disciplines meet, a world of possibilities for human health is unlocked. During the 2021 Sanford Stem Cell Symposium, a panel of experts discussed recent advancements […]

  • Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe

    At the beginning of the 20th century, Einstein changed the way we think about time.  Now, early in the 21st century, the measurement of time is being revolutionized by the ability to cool a gas of atoms to temperatures millions of times lower than any naturally occurring temperature in the universe.  Nobel Prize recipient William […]