The end of the year seems synonymous with top ten lists. We couldn’t quite limit ourselves to only ten out of the hundreds of programs we presented in 2014, so we expanded it to twenty to give you more of a taste for the amazing diversity of topics and presenters on UCSD-TV. Check out faculty and visitors, entrepreneurs and researchers, doctors and explorers.
Here are the top twenty programs that were debuted in 2014:
20. Weapons of Mass Distraction with Pico Iyer
Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer draws upon 40 years of travel across five continents to explore how to make the most of new technologies without being depleted–or devoured–by them. This program is presented by the Helen Edison Lecture Series at UC San Diego.
19. Change Your Relationship with Food: Novel Weight Management Practices – Health Matters
How do we effectively manage our weight when the world around us is full of enticing, unhealthy options? Kerri Boutelle, PhD, joins David Granet, M.D. to discuss how we can train our minds to avoid temptations and pay more attention to what our bodies really need.
18. Benjamin Franklin and the American Dream with Alan Houston — The Good Life
Benjamin Franklin and the American dream are often associated with the uninhibited pursuit of money. Nothing could be further from the truth, argues UC San Diego political scientist Alan Houston.
17. Exploring the Rock Bottom of the Food Web Beneath Antarctic Ice
Hubert Staudigel presents initial laboratory results and stunning images from the 2012/13 field expedition to Antarctica.
16. Brain Tumors, Tractography, and Surgery in the MRI – Health Matters
Surgeons can now create direct trajectories to brain tumors and safely remove more of the tumor minimizing damage to healthy brain tissue. Dr. Clark Chen joins Dr. David Granet to explain how tractography and performing surgery in the MRI are improving patient outcomes.
15. The Science and Practice of Happiness Across the Lifespan – Research on Aging
What makes people happy? Is happiness a good thing? How can we make people happier still? Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, examines happiness and how we can use our minds as well as coping tools to better handle life’s challenges.
14. Grouper Moon: Saving One of the Last Great Populations of an Endangered Caribbean Reef Fish
Join Brice Semmens as he presents findings from the Grouper Moon project, a long-term research program in the Cayman Islands focused on the conservation of one of the last great populations of this endangered Caribbean icon.
13. Winning the War Against Cancer in the Genomics Era: Is It About Time? Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies Series
Razelle Kurzrock, the director of the Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego, presents breakthroughs in genomics and targeted therapies that have the potential to revolutionize the practice of oncology.
12. On Our Mind – the Brain Channel
William C. Mobley, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD, welcomes experts with wide ranging expertise to discuss the brain. Explore how the brain works, the technologies we can use to harness brain power, and how we can treat disease, and much more.
11. Armed and Armored: The Amazing Evolutionary Story of Crustaceans
Join Scripps Oceanography marine biologist Jennifer Taylor as she describes her research on crustacean biomechanics and tells us how 500 million years of evolution has shaped crustaceans into the remarkable array of animals we see on Earth today.
10. Stories in the Ice: What Can Past Climate Tell Us about Our Future?
Jeff Severinghaus describes how he delves into earth’s climate past to gain insight into our climate future.
9. A Conversation with GoPro’s Nick Woodman
Join GoPro’s Nick Woodman as he reminisces about his days at UC San Diego and describes how he’s leveraging his passions and perseverance into growing a multi-billion dollar company.
8. Can You Hear Me Now? Coping with an Increasingly Noisy Ocean
Explore how ocean noise varies across the Pacific Ocean and what it may mean for whales, fish, and other animals that rely on sounds for their survival.
7. Reversing Paralysis – Health Matters
Is it possible for damaged nerves to be rewired? Justin Brown, MD joins host David Granet, MD to discuss how patients suffering from paralysis due to nerve injuries can regain function as well as future implications of this novel technique.
6. Listening in the Deep – Using Sound to Study Animals We Cannot See
Simone Baumann-Pickering details how patterns of echolocation are allowing scientists to document the natural acoustic behavior of a species, and determine if those natural patterns are being disturbed by man-made noise.
5. Innovation Crossroads: Creating a Policy Climate for Global Innovation in San Diego
The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons joins Paul Jacobs of Qualcomm, Greg Lucier of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and US Rep. Scott Peters (D) for a panel on attracting more investment in the technology sector to spur more innovation.
4. CARTA – Male Aggression and Violence in Human Evolution
In the last few decades, new sources of evidence have continued to indicate that male violence has played an important role in shaping behavior in the human lineage. This symposium takes a fresh look at the causes and consequences of variation in aggression, both between and within species.
3. UC San Diego Founders’ Symposium 2013
Passion for their work is evident as six of UC San Diego’s young innovators share their latest research as part of UCSD’s celebration of its Founders. Speakers include Eric Allen, Jamie Alexandre, Jessica Graham, Dana Velasco Murillo Morgan Nunn Martinez and Jacopo Annese.
2. Getting Serious About Climate Change – Charles David Keeling Annual Lecture
UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies Professor David Victor, internationally recognized leader in research on energy and climate change policy on creating more effective strategies for protecting the planet.
1. CARTA – Birth to Grandmotherhood: Childrearing in Human Evolution
From the moment of birth, human infants require an inordinate amount of care and, unlike our nearest living relatives, remain dependent on a variety of caretakers during an unusually long maturation period followed by extraordinary adult longevity. How did such a distinctive pattern of development evolve?
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