Monthly Highlights- May 2012

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The “Skinny on Obesity” Takes Off on UCTV Prime

Is sugar a toxin that’s fueling the global obesity epidemic? UCTV Prime, a YouTube original channel based at UC San Diego, is in the midst of its 7-part series “The Skinny on Obesity,” featuring Dr. Robert Lustig and two of his UCSF colleagues as they tease out the science behind this alarming claim and the dire threat it poses to global public health. New episodes appear every Friday, through May 25.

The Dalai Lama Returns to San Diego (on UCSD-TV)

San Diego was abuzz in April when the Dalai Lama came to town for a whirlwind tour. If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get tickets to his sold out appearances or you missed our live stream of the events, then you’ll be happy to hear that we’re broadcasting his UCSD and USD appearances, as well as the private event held at Scripps Seaside Forum, later this month. So basically, you’re in! (Additional air dates and times at the links.)

May 21 at 9pm:

The Dalai Lama: Cultivating Peace and Justice (USD)

May 28 at 8pm:

The Global Impact of Climate Change: Balance Through Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama (UC San Diego)

May 28 at 9pm:

Neuroscience and the Emerging Mind: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Consciousness and Compassion (Scripps Seaside Forum)

UCSD-TV Joins Team CoCo!

Did you miss late night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s appearance at UC San Diego last month? We didn’t! While the comedian and his loyal “Team CoCo” fans laughed their way through his appearance in honor of 6th College’s 10th anniversary, UCSD-TV’s cameras were there to capture the good times.

Check back May 21 to see it online or wait for the broadcast in June.


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

Health & Medicine

Research on Aging: Aging and Life’s Goodies: Wisdom, Resilience, and Sex

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Perspectives on Ocean Science: Seismic Networks: Observing Earthquakes from Near and Far

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Public Affairs

Exploring Ethics: Is Henrietta Lacks Really Immortal?

“Mexico Moving Forward: Charting a Path to Prosperity” (LIVE STREAM – May 3)

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Humanities Humanities

To Be Human: The Verve – How We Became Modern, with Seth Lerer

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Economics Roundtable: Replumbing the Financial System with Darrell Duffie

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Exploring Ethics: Science Literacy and Underserved Populations

Point Loma Writers: A Conversation with Christopher Hedges

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