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A Musical Month

From perspectives on what makes music musical to the pure pleasure of performance, we’re covering a range of music-inspired programs this month.

We continue the To Be Musical series about the mysteries of music and its effect on lives with appearances by pianist Aleck Karis (March 5) and professor/musician Steven Cassedy (March 19).

Tune in to our coverage of San Diego Opera’s Murder in the Cathedral to get the history of Pizzetti’s opera and a look behind-the-scenes of the production.

Enjoy pianist and educator Cecil Lytle’s peformance of two of Beethoven’s late signature piano works in Lytle Presents Beethoven.

Chancellor Khosla: Research Universities and Economic Growth

In The Role of a Research University on Economic Development, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla argues that investing in research universities leads to greater economic growth in the surrounding regions and the nation. He points to the successes of UC San Diego in attracting $1 billion a year in research funding and spawning hundreds of new companies in telecommunications and biotechnology.


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

Health & Medicine

And the Children Shall Lead: Addressing Disparities

LeNoir – NMA Pediatric Lecture

Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection – Research on Aging

Travel Medicine – Health Matters


New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon

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Public Affairs

“Citizenville” with Gavin Newsom – Revelle Forum

Silent Spring + 50: Lessons from San Diego’s Bees and Bays

Federalism at the Border: Immigration Policy and the States with Gabriel Chin

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

Craft and Tools in Late Beethoven with Aleck Karis — To Be Musical

How the West Rejected “Nice” Music A Century Ago with Steven Cassedy — To Be Musical

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

The Social Impact of Reading and Writing with Seth Lerer – Founders’ Symposium 2012

CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition – An Overview of Diet and Evolution; Fire, Starch, Meat, and Honey and Diets and Microbes in Primates

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Conversations about Crowd-sourcing

It’s hard not to be inspired by our latest “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” guests, both of whom have spearheaded crowd-sourcing endeavors that have changed the way people think of and use social networking. Tune in tonight (Dec. 10) starting at 8pm for some fascinating conversation with microlending pioneer Jessica Jackley and founder Ben Rattray.

But don’t stop there. There’s plenty more at “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” series page.

Just a Dream and a Laptop: Microlending, the Developing World and the Future of Entrepreneurship with Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley describes her path to success as the co-founder and CEO of ProFounder, a pioneering crowd-funding platform for budding entrepreneurs that provides tools to access start-up capital. She also co-founded Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending website, as she recalls in this interview with Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor of The Atlantic.

Social Networks for Social Justice: The Power of Technology to do Good with Ben Rattray
Ben Rattray, founder of, describes to the National Journal’s Ron Brownstein how powerful this crowd-sourcing platform has become as millions of people advance local and global change through online petitions. Rattray points to the selection of Candy Crowley and Martha Raddatz to run the presidential and vice presidential debates as an example of its success, noting that 180,000 people used the site to campaign for female moderators.

The How and Why of Facebook with VP Chris Cox

What’s it like to be part of one of the fastest growing and most disruptive companies on the planet?

In this latest installment of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific series, Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor of The Atlantic, talks to Facebook’s Vice President of Product Chris Cox, who offers up an insider’s look at the how and why of Facebook’s ever-evolving social network.

Tune in to UCSD-TV tonight (Nov 19) at 9pm to watch “Mapping the Future of Networks with Facebook’s Chris Cox,” or watch it online now!