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Launching The UC Climate Solutions Channel

8232The news about climate change is serious. The scientific consensus is clear – it’s getting worse and if we don’t address it, our planet will suffer. Browse this collection of some of the finest voices on climate change, as the University of California continues to lead the world in researching its causes and developing best practices to mitigate its impacts.

Public lectures, panel discussions, interviews, animations, mini-documentaries – UCTV’s newest theme channel features easily watchable programs that will inform your understanding of what’s at stake and show how you can join the ten UC campuses and be part of the climate solution.

Visit The UC Climate Solutions Channel.


All About Those 2° C

8232Among the international delegations of climate experts gathering in Paris for COP 21 this month, leading researchers from the University of California are presenting “Bending the Curve,” a thorough report covering their top 10 scalable solutions for reducing global warming and addressing the impacts of climate change.

For a preview of what they are prescribing and why 2° C matter, check out the UC Climate Solutions series, featuring speakers from the UC Carbon and Climate Neutrality Summit held at UC San Diego in October. Joining the preeminent UC faculty are California Governor Jerry Brown, UC President Janet Napolitano, energy and other business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and UC students who are responding to the call to “Bend the Curve.”

Explore all programs from the UC Carbon and Climate Neutrality Summit.


Onward California!

California is home to the world’s greatest public university and, chances are, the University of California has played a part in your day.

“Onward California,” a new series of video shorts on UCTV Prime, shows you how by taking you along for the ride to meet up with some of UC’s extraordinary people.

Watch the first three episodes now at UCTV Prime’s YouTube channel, or just watch right from here. And make sure to check out the Onward California website to discover even more ways that UC is making an impact on California and the lives of its residents.


Need Help on Your UC Application?

If there’s a California high school senior in your house, you’re probably well aware that the deadline for applying to the University of California is November 30. Is anyone panicking yet?

Put everyone at ease with this helpful video that offers a detailed look at how to present yourself on UC’s freshman application. From filling out the online application to the personal statement, this comprehensive presentation follows the entire process.

Watch “Presenting Yourself on the UC Freshman Application and Personal Statement” and make sure to check out all the other videos in the “Applying to UC” series, presented by UC Counselor Conference.


UCTVSeminars Site Live and Accepting Submissions

With hundreds of seminars, conferences and colloquia taking place each week across the University of California system, it’s nearly impossible for today’s scholar to keep up. While many scholarly presentations are posted online after the fact, they often end up buried in departmental or conference websites, making it difficult for anyone unaware of the event to discover on their own.

UCTVSeminars, a new scholar-serving web portal from University of California Television (UCTV), offers a simple, cost-effective solution by providing a single destination for scholars to find and share peer-to-peer scholarly presentations in any academic discipline via video and visual media.

Using UCTV’s existing online dissemination infrastructure and experience organizing large video collections for prime search engine optimization, UCTVSeminars offers an easy-to-navigate user interface that allows visitors to browse videos by subject area, event date, speaker name, conference, host organization or UC campus. While presentations must originate from a University of California campus or affiliated institution, they feature researchers from universities around the world and can be freely viewed in Flash format, downloaded as audio and/or video podcasts, and embedded in outside websites. Presentations are also made available on UCTVSeminars’ YouTube channel and on UCTV’s iTunesU channel.

UC researchers are invited to submit their own video presentations to UCTVSeminars through the easy to use online video uploader. Formats can range from a simple narrated PowerPoint presentation to a highly produced video. Programs will appear alongside user-submitted metadata, including descriptions, related links, lecture notes, and other complementary materials.

The UCTVSeminars site already houses a range of content indicative of the academic pursuits found throughout the University of California, including the six-part “Zoobiquity” conference hosted by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and featuring leading UCLA and UC Davis clinicians and scientists in both human and veterinary medicine discussing the same diseases in a wide spectrum of animal species and human beings. Also featured are presentations from the UC Berkeley Department of Demography Brown Bag Seminars, the Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series from the UC Davis Ecology Graduate Group, and an array of seminars and programs from the renowned Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Santa Barbara, among others.

For more than a decade, UCTV has gathered and disseminated general interest programming from throughout the University of California to more than 23 million homes nationwide on satellite and cable, and worldwide on its website and YouTube and iTunesU channels. While in-depth and, at times, challenging, UCTV’s content is intended for the general public, with additional content aimed at K-12 teachers and health care professionals. Over the years, UC faculty have expressed interest in making seminar presentations available to fellow scholars online, while also having access to other seminars from throughout the system. Unlike videos created for broadcast, these scholarly presentations require less production effort— minimally just the audio and the PowerPoint of the presentation.

While some departments and conference organizers offer these kinds of presentations online after a seminar or conference has occurred, most are lost to anyone not directly participating. And, with hundreds of events occurring each week, it is virtually impossible to participate in as many as one might like. As a proven aggregator and disseminator of video content, UCTV is applying its expertise to UCTVSeminars by both surfacing and then distributing this valuable content to interested audiences inside and outside the academy.

“The UCTV seminar network is a unique and strategic approach to recording, broadcasting, and/or archiving the hundreds of seminars that take place on UC campuses each week,” said Robert Anderson, Chair, Assembly of the Academic Senate of the University of California and Professor of Economics and Mathematics, University of California Berkeley. “The seminar network enhances UC’s public image as a place of innovation, is consistent with UC’s public service mission, and serves as a valuable scholarly resource.”

UCTVSeminars is an affiliate of University of California Television (UCTV), the non-commercial satellite channel and website of the University of California. UCTV shares educational and enrichment programming from the campuses, national laboratories, and affiliated institutions of the University of California with 23 million homes nationwide on satellite (Dish Network, Ch. 9412) and cable and worldwide via live stream, video archives and podcasting.