UCSD-TV Monthly Highlights- April 2012

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UCTV Prime YouTube Channel  Is Off and Running

It’s official! UCSD-based UCTV made history with the March 1 launch of UCTV Prime, YouTube’s first university-run original channel. The channel debuted with Naked Art, a four-part mini-series exploring the preeminent art collections at UC San Diego, UCLA and UCSF.

“Prime: Vote,” a reoccurring series of short videos featuring analysis and commentary about the 2012 election from UC faculty, premiered next with UC San Diego political scientist Peter Gourevitch’s commentary “The High Cost of Austerity.” On April 3, UCSD’s Thad Kousser makes an appearance alongside UCLA’s Lynn Vavreck to discuss “Political Messaging on the Economy.”

Beginning April 13, UCTV Prime shifts to health with the seven-part series, “The Skinny on Obesity,” examining the obesity epidemic and how UC San Francisco researchers like Dr. Robert Lustig are working to combat it.

Writer’s Symposium by the Sea

Once again, UCSD-TV presents highlights from the annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Pt. Loma Nazarene University. This year, host Dean Nelson chats with journalist Christopher Hedges about his career covering wars around the world, and blogger and author Rachel Held Evans about the style differences in writing for the web versus the page.

Exploring Ethics: Healthcare Disparities

The Exploring Ethics series continues this month with a talk by Stanley Maloy, the dean of the Colleges of Sciences at San Diego State University, who offers a path to help diverse communities understand science well enough to make informed health care choices.


All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

About Health: Kids, Sports and Concussions

Research on Aging: Consumer Genomics/What Do People Do With Their Genomes?

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Fish & Chips: Using High-Tech Tools to Learn More About Fish

Hunting the Higgs

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Public Affairs

Compassionate Presence: Faith-based Peacebuilding in the Face of Violence with John Paul Lederach

To Be Human: Desire, Temptation and Spiritual Struggle: Historical Christian Perspectives on Being Human

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

San Diego Opera Stars in the Salon: The Barber of Seville

San Diego Opera Spotlight: The Barber of Seville

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

San Diego Opera Spotlight: Don Pasquale (2012)

Rebecca Lytle Memorial Concert: Jazz Gone Global

CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism and Human Origins – Running, Walking and Evolution

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