Monthly Highlights- March 2012

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UCTV Launches YouTube’s First University-Run Original Channel

It’s official! UCSD-based UCTV has made history with today’s launch of UCTV Prime, YouTube’s first university-run original channel. Each week, UCTV Prime presents 15 minutes of fresh content — ranging from in-depth documentary mini-series to election analysis, commentary and reports on the latest research developments from throughout the UC system. New programs are uploaded Tuesdays and Fridays at, with bonus material, blog posts and more available at the UCTV Prime website. Make sure to subscribe to UCTV Prime today and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming interactive features.

UCTV Prime makes its YouTube debut with “Naked Art,” a four-part mini-series exploring the preeminent art collections at UC San Diego, UCLA and UC San Francisco. The premiere episode explores UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, a unique collection of site-specific works by leading artists of our time, including Do Ho Suh, whose latest piece, “Fallen Star,” features a small house that’s been picked up by a mysterious force and “landed” on a building, seven stories up.

Also coming soon, UCTV Prime: Vote, a recurring, 5-minute series offering election analysis and commentary by UC faculty and experts (premieres March 13), and UCTV Prime: Cuts, another regular 5-minute segment reporting on research developments, entertaining events and interesting personalities on the campuses and beyond (debuts March 6). Stay tuned in April for our next mini-series, “The Skinny on Obesity,” examining the obesity epidemic and how UC San Francisco researchers are working to combat it.

The Upright Ape

Why are we the only two-legged creature to develop an exclusively upright gait? And what did it mean to the development of the human species? In this new three-part series, the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) at UC San Diego brings you foremost experts to explore the many facets of these questions in this fascinating series.

CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism and Human Origins

Let’s Get Comical

Join UCSD-TV behind the scenes of San Diego Opera’s production of Donizetti’s comic masterpiece, Don Pasquale.

Opera Spotlight: Don Pasquale

Stars in the Salon: Don Pasquale


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Health & Medicine

LeNoir – NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction

Health Matters: Medicine and Technology

Research on Aging: Getting Older and Good Sleep; Do They Go Hand in Hand?

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Marine Protected Areas: A Success Story

Exploring Ethics: The Conduct of Science in the Information Age

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To Be Human: In His Image and Likeness: Being Human in Ancient Israel with William H.C. Propp

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Public Affairs

Osher UCSD: Tuskegee Airmen

“Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation with Richard Sennett

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

Rebecca Lytle Memorial Concert: Jazz Gone Global

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Massive Indifference: Denial of Competent Lawyers in Death Penalty and Other Criminal Cases with Stephen Bright

Health Matters: Obesity Prevention with the Healthy Works Program

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