Aging in San Diego: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

By 2030, adults 65 and over will make up twenty percent of our population. This new “Age Wave” is an opportunity to create a roadmap of healthy aging for generations to come.

Tune in tonight (August 9) at 8pm — or watch online now — to hear from Pamela Smith, Director of San Diego County’s Aging and Independence Services, who explains how communities as well as individuals can come together to meet the needs of older adults in “Aging in San Diego: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go.” Presented by UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging.

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.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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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Science

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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Business

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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Higgs Boson Discovery? NOT. Yet….But your search is over.

Here it is, the latest interpretation of the largest dataset from the CMS that was officially released this morning. After weeks of leaks, rumors and speculation it has been officially announced that the Higgs boson has been further cornered into a very narrow sliver of mass around 125GeV by independent results from both the CMS […]

CMS data showing mass range excluded and possible for the Higgs boson, December 2011

CMS data showing detail of lower mass range excluded and possible for the Higgs boson, December 2011

Here it is, the latest interpretation of the largest dataset from the CMS that was officially released this morning.

After weeks of leaks, rumors and speculation it has been officially announced that the Higgs boson has been further cornered into a very narrow sliver of mass around 125GeV by independent results from both the CMS and ATLAS detectors. This is consistent with the Standard Model and previous postulates made before the acquisition of humanity’s most powerful particle accelerator.

Is this the first evidence of the Higgs boson? It could well be, perhaps. But it is still not yet a discovery.

Why?

What do these mean?

What do they show?

And how did thousands of scientists get to this point in the search for the Higgs boson?

In this UCSD-TV video exclusive,  UC San Diego Physics Professor Vivek Sharma, director of Higgs research for the CMS detector, explains the massive efforts to discover the Higgs Boson using the LHC at CERN.

Since the search began in March 2010, I have been fortunate (very fortunate) to be able to conduct an unprecedented series of exclusive interviews with Vivek Sharma; UC San Diego Professor of Physics and director of Higgs research for the CMS, or Compact Muon Solenoid detector.He is also one of two people responsible for combining all results from both the CMS and ATLAS detectors – both involving teams of University of California physicists.

In excerpts from some of these interviews Professor Sharma, ok, Vivek, shares his insights from his unique perspective as one of the key figures at the very heart of this gargantuan effort. He provides a detailed, comprehensive but clear and accessible layman’s guide to how this massive team of researchers conducted the science and produced these results, what they look for, what they see, how they (may have) cornered the Higgs, and why they do what they do.

You will be able to understand what this shows, and why it is no longer evidence for the Higgs boson

Golden channel ZZ event

Not the Higgs. Why?

And you will be able to understand why this could be evidence for the Higgs boson.

Evidence of the Higgs boson?

You will also understand what the seemingly all-too-complex “Brazilian Flag” (above, apologies to Brazil) states so eloquently about hundreds of trillions of proton-proton collision events, putting them all in terms of the chances that what we are seeing might finally be evidence of the “God Particle”.

But more importantly, you will get a sense of why Vivek, and collectively, we, sift through this chatter and noise to find the signal of the Higgs boson, a signal that speaks to something that has always been, and will always remain, at the core of each of us.

TCOYD: Sleep Apnea from A to Zzz Premieres October 27th

It is estimated that over 50% of people with type 2 diabetes have sleep apnea, which, if left untreated, can have devastating health effects. Dr. Steven Edelman talks with sleep medicine expert, Dr. Jose Loredo, about the latest research on the disorder. Then JC Johnson, a type 2 diabetic, joins the show to share his […]

It is estimated that over 50% of people with type 2 diabetes have sleep apnea, which, if left untreated, can have devastating health effects. Dr. Steven Edelman talks with sleep medicine expert, Dr. Jose Loredo, about the latest research on the disorder. Then JC Johnson, a type 2 diabetic, joins the show to share his story of how successfully managing his sleep apnea changed his life.

“Sleep Apnea from A to Zzz” premieres Thursday, October 27 at 8pm on UCSD-TV. For additional broadcast dates and times or view the program online, click here.

Dr. Jose S. Loredo received his undergraduate education and medical education at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California where he graduated with a combined MD and MS degree in 1984. After specializing in Internal Medicine, he practiced general medicine for four years in rural Alabama. Since 1992, Dr. Loredo has been at UC San Diego where he finished his Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship and Sleep Medicine training. He also completed a MPH in Epidemiology at San Diego State University in 2005.

Dr. Loredo’s medical practice is divided into patient care, medical education and clinical research. His clinical practice focuses primarily on the evaluation and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. He is active in the teaching of medical students, Internal Medicine residents and Pulmonary fellows in the area of Pulmonary/ Critical Care/Sleep medicine. As part of his teaching duties, Dr. Loredo attends the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the San Diego VA Hospital, and teaches sleep medicine during sleep clinic at the UCSD Sleep Medicine Center and at the San Diego VA Pulmonary Sleep Disorders clinic.

An active clinical researcher, Dr. Loredo has received funding from the NIH for a large epidemiological study of sleep-health amongst Hispanics in San Diego County. Dr. Loredo is co-investigator in the largest NIH sponsored research project that seeks to follow longitudinally the health of 16,000 Hispanics in the US. Other research projects include the investigation of the role of peripheral chemoreceptors in the development of hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the association of sleep apnea with asthma. Dr. Loredo has published on the role of arousals from sleep in the activation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) of patients with OSA and has published works documenting the effectiveness of CPAP and supplemental oxygen in improving sleep quality in OSA.

Ronald Reagan at 100: A Son Reminisces

February 6 would’ve been President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday and, while his name is so often invoked in political discussions, there’s still plenty to say about the man as, well, a man. In his new book “My Father at 100,” the President’s youngest child Ron sets out to do just that, and he stopped by […]

Ron Reagan at UCSD's Revelle Forum

February 6 would’ve been President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday and, while his name is so often invoked in political discussions, there’s still plenty to say about the man as, well, a man.

In his new book “My Father at 100,” the President’s youngest child Ron sets out to do just that, and he stopped by UC San Diego Extension’s Revelle Forum at the Neurosciences Institute to share some of his most endearing memories and frank opinions with Phyllis Pfeiffer, publisher of the La Jolla Light newspaper.

The affable Reagan describes the complicated, yet loving relationship he enjoyed with his father, even as his own political views veered decidedly to the left. A compelling storyteller like his father, Reagan steers clear of nitty gritty politics and lets us in on his own journey to understand the more private side of this very public man. It’s a respectful yet compelling conversation that all will enjoy, no matter what your politics.

Revelle Forum: Ron Reagan