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UC San Diego Extension Certificate Programs Up 11 Percent

Copyediting Courses Lead 2013 Enrollment Figures
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Enrollment in UC San Diego Extension’s professional certificate programs increased 11 percent in 2013 over the previous year, with a total 3,633 students admitted.
The most popular ce…

UC San Diego’s English Language Institute Rated No. 2 in World

Based on Student Survey by Japan’s Leading Study-Abroad Publication

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The status of University of California, San Diego as one of the world’s preeminent public universities received an added boost with the announcement by a leading Ja…

First-ever STE[+a]M™ Connect Conference Adds Arts to STEM

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – With the goal of applying a more well-rounded, integrated approach to K-16 education, the concept of STE[+a]M™ seeks to meld left-brain convergent thinking with right-brain divergent thinking.
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Renowned UC San Diego Scientists Offer March 12 ‘Big Data at Work’ Seminar

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The significance and real-world impact of Big Data — the popular term used to describe the exponential growth and availability of data, both structured and unstructured — will be explored at a special University of California San Die…

UC San Diego Extension Workshop to Examine Science and Practice of “Mammalian Fermentation”

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cultivated mammalian cells, known as “mammalian fermentation,” have become the dominant system for the production of recombinant proteins for clinical applications. To bring these products to market involves significant effort a…

Renowned UC San Diego Scientists Offer Free Online Climate Change Course

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Four renowned scientists from the University of California San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are offering a free online climate change course starting in January 2014. “Climate Change in Four Dimensions: Scientific, Pol…

What Are the Hottest Careers for College Grads?

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Bridging from college to career is not always easy, and this is especially true for recent college graduates. In an effort to provide guidance and information to assist with important decisions about career choices, University of California San Die…

UC San Diego Again Offers Workshop on Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America Graduates of Previous Class Created Research Facility in Peru

Graduates of Previous Class Created Research Facility in Peru
LA JOLLA, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The March of 2013 grand opening of the Boca Raton Clinical Research (BRCR) facility in Lima, Peru was a significant event some 3,700 miles away.
The initiation of this new facility in Li…

Financial Aid for Recent College Graduates: UC San Diego Offering Bridge to Employment Scholarships

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – University of California (UC) San Diego Extension will award four Bridge to Employment Scholarships for recent college graduates of up to $5,500 in 2013 for adults to pursue continuing education. Applicants do not need to live in the San Diego area…

Financial Aid for College Graduates: UC Alumni Offering Continuing Education Scholarships

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – University of California (UC) San Diego Extension will award four “Change the World” merit scholarships of up to $5,500 in 2013 for adults to pursue continuing education. Applicants do not need to live in the San Diego area because mor…

UCTV Prime YouTube Series Highlights Hope in UCLA Alzheimer’s Research

Heart-wrenching 3-part series features researchers, patients and families

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – As Baby Boomers become senior citizens, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are on track to reach epidemic proportions, with a new diagnosis every 68 s…

Jobs Report: Top Hot Careers for College Grads Study From UC San Diego

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Just what constitutes a hot job for a college graduate? For the fourth straight year a research team at the University of California San Diego examined that question.

“Too often a graduate hears ‘congratulations’ and ‘n…

Chris Cox, the Other Face of Facebook, to Address The Atlantic Meets the Pacific

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 19, 2011 — As the brains behind Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s founder and CEO, can be a polarizing figure. The hoodie-wearing 29-year old who built the world’s most popular social network is notorious for a cerebral, detached communication style t…

The Atlantic and UC San Diego Announce 2nd Annual ‘The Atlantic Meets the Pacific’ Conference, October 7-9, 2012

WASHINGTON and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 19, 2012 — The Atlantic and the University of California San Diego will hold the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” forum, October 7-9, 2012, at premier venues on and around the campus of UC San Diego. Building upon last year’s h…

UC Berkeley Public Policy Dean Warns “Don’t Hang Up!” on Pollsters in New UCTV Prime Video Commentary

“Prime: Vote” Series Also Tackles Campaign Funding and Race in American Politics
LA JOLLA, Calif., May 15, 2012 — When you hear the call, answer it. That’s what Henry E. Brady, dean of UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, urges citizens to do when their phone ri…

Dr. Robert Lustig and UCSF Colleagues Give ‘The Skinny On Obesity’ in New UCTV Prime YouTube Series

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 10, 2012 — Is sugar a toxin that’s fueling the global obesity epidemic? That’s the argument University of California, San Francisco’s Dr. Robert Lustig makes in “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” a video that appeared on University of Californi…

Clinical Studies Career Skills: Prep for Clinical Trials Jobs in Latin America at University of California San Diego Workshop

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 28, 2012 — Even in an era of global financial crisis, the search for new, safe and effective drugs and other interventions is a growing industry. In the past decade, Latin America has become the world’s fourth largest clinical trials market, according to research rep…

Job Seeker Trend: Enrollments Up at UC San Diego Continuing Education

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 21, 2012 — Peter Chen, after being downsized from a job in company finance, decided it was time to bridge to a new career in the emerging discipline of data mining. When the construction industry hit the skids, Humphrey Rincon, a general contractor for 20 years, made the leap t…

‘UCTV Prime: Vote’ Advances YouTube Election Coverage With Research-Backed Analysis, Commentary by UC Faculty

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 19, 2012 — In the midst of election season, there is no shortage of frenzied news coverage and high-volume opinion sharing. UCTV Prime, a YouTube original channel from the University of California, elevates the level of discourse with “Prime: Vote,” a recurr…

UCTV Prime Asks Viewers to Show and Share Their ‘Naked Art’

Contest on YouTube original channel seeks video and photos of public art
LA JOLLA, Calif., March 14, 2012 — Whether it’s in the park, on the corner or inside City Hall, public art seems to pop up just about everywhere — often without much notice by the public for which it’s intende…

University of California San Diego Offers New Ways to Bridge High School to College Gap

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 2, 2012 — The majority of high school students are unprepared for the multiple demands of college work and the level of responsibility required by studying away from home. But there are new ways to taste the college experience and visit some of the most intriguing science ven…

University of California to Launch YouTube’s First University-Run Original Channel

UCTV Prime rolls out March 1 with new content every week
LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 — On March 1, University of California Television (UCTV) will launch a new YouTube original channel, UCTV Prime, the first university-run channel to be included among YouTube’s new production partners…

Free Job Training: 55 Grants Available to Retrain Workers for Biofuels Industry

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 – If algae is to be the solution for America’s pain at the gas pump, trained workers are needed to make that a reality. Applications are now available for continuing education grants at the University of California San Diego to retrain workers as general scienc…

UC San Diego Clinical Trials for Latin America International Seminar at Hospital Angeles in Tijuana

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 — The University of California San Diego Extension Certificate Program in Clinical Trials for Latin America will co-host an international seminar from 5 to 7 pm Thursday, December 8 along with Hospital Angeles in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The seminar on con…

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell to Speak Out on Regional Innovation Clusters

Exclusive Global Summit Features Government, Academic and Business Leaders
LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2011 — Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential persons in the world, will lend his voice to a global summit on growing the economy through reg…

Affordable Health Care Visionary to Appear at Innovation Conference

UC San Diego and The Atlantic Confab Features Health Care Visionaries
LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 — Where do you go after you lead one of the largest, most ambitious policy overhaul initiatives in the history of the United States – and it all falls apart?
If you’re Ira C. Magaziner, y…

Twitter Co-founder Evan Williams Will Make Rare Public Appearance at Innovation Conference

UC San Diego Confab Features Trailblazing Entrepreneurs
LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2011 — Silicon Valley CEO Evan Williams, along with a small handful of close collaborators, is an “accidental billionaire” twice over. Blogger and Twitter, two of the most ubiquitous brands in soc…

Will Technology Rebel Against Us?

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 23, 2011 — Science fiction has long painted heavy reliance on technology as the first step on the path to unmitigated disaster – think The Terminator, Blade Runner, and Battlestar Galactica, all tales in which machines engage in cataclysmic revolt against their inv…

UC San Diego and The Atlantic Announce The Atlantic Meets the Pacific — A Forum at the Horizon of Technology, Energy, and Health from October 17-19, 2011

LA JOLLA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2011 — The University of California San Diego and The Atlantic announce a new forum, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, dedicated to the exploration of next frontiers. To be held October 17-19, 2011 at premier venues on and around the campus of UC San Diego, the…

Health Information Technology: UC San Diego New Seminar Explores Four Critical Issues

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 21, 2011 — Healthcare information technology (HIT) is already creating new opportunities for revolutionary change. But several pivotal decisions lie ahead with respect to HIT and healthcare information exchange.
Many critical issues facing healthcare leaders will be…

Job Search Strategies Revealed by UC San Diego Extension

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 14, 2011 — Job search experts at the award-winning University of California San Diego Extension warn professionals who are job hunting that conventional career wisdom can be wrong.
“Answering online job postings is one of the least effective ways to find a job,̶…

Best Jobs: UC San Diego Study Reveals Top Ten Hot Careers for College Graduates

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 20, 2011 — In a graduation season of high unemployment rates, a new career path study from the University of California San Diego Extension reveals some of the hottest career plan options for college graduates in this recovering economy. The full study is available at http://…

Success at Work: UC San Diego Study Reveals Top Three Factors for Job Seekers

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 3, 2011 — Three key factors enable job applicants to get the edge in hiring and predict the success of the employee, according to a study published in a new book: Closing America’s Job Gap by Mary Walshok, Tapan Munroe and Henry DeVries (W Business Books, January 2011).
&#…

High School Students Can Win Scholarships to Hawaii by Creating Videos to Save the Planet

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 26, 2011 — What would you teach the world about saving the planet? High school students have a chance to win an all-expenses-paid scholarship to study for a week in Hawaii in August by creating a video on how to care for the planet.
The theme for the University of California San D…

New UC San Diego Global Safety Center Recommends Four Mandatory Objectives

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 21, 2011 — The University of California San Diego’s new global safety center, which allows construction workers worldwide to receive critical safety training based on U.S. standards, has issued four recommended mandatory objectives for international construc…

UC San Diego Survey Reveals Global Volunteers May Have Workplace Edge

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 4, 2011 — What can give a person an edge for landing a new job or being offered a promotion? How they spent their last break could give them the edge.
A 2011 survey by the University of California San Diego Extension’s Center for Global Volunteer Service, http://www.ext…

UC San Diego Summit: 10 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Green Business

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 31, 2011 — What does the University of California San Diego, a nationally recognized living laboratory for sustainability that received $33 million last year for research, have to say to business leaders about going green?
Sustainable business advice, green business op…

Attention Programmers: UC San Diego Offers New Certificate Program in App Development

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 30, 2011 — Surprising statistic: Today’s four billion global mobile phone users outnumber both Internet users and land-line owners. And now, yes, there is an app development certificate for that.
To help meet the need for app developers for cell phones and other wir…

UC San Diego Study Reveals Five Ideas State of Union Can Offer to Stimulate Jobs

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 — The State of the Union address on January 25 is the opportunity to focus the national agenda on what Americans care about most: jobs. That’s according to a study published in a new book: Closing America’s Job Gap by Mary Walshok, Tapan Munroe and Henry De…

UC San Diego Study Reveals Top Ten Ways New Congress Can Stimulate Jobs

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 — Many great new jobs can be created by innovations in technology that are being developed through university research labs and innovative start-up companies across the nation if Congress can give Americans the opportunity to learn new skills to get those jobs, acc…

UC San Diego Offers New Certificate for Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 — The clinical trials program at UC San Diego Extension, one of the first and most widely recognized educational programs of its kind in the world, is now accepting international students for its new Clinical Trials Administration in Latin America Certificate.
Clas…