The Atlantic Meets the Pacific: Predicting Election 2012

There was plenty of excitement earlier this month when two coasts collided at UC San Diego. No, it wasn’t some strange weather phenomenon but the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific,” hosted by The Atlantic magazine and UCSD. The sold-out, three-day forum brought together some of the country’s most fascinating thinkers to talk about the future of energy, health and technology.

We’ll be premiering these outstanding discussions in November, but there was one that simply couldn’t wait. In “Predicting Election 2012,” veteran political reporter Ron Brownstein of the National Journal and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt analyze the homestretch of the presidential campaign with input from James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic; Sam Popkin, UC San Diego professor and author of “The Candidate;” James Fowler, a UC San Diego professor who specializes in the biochemistry of political behavior: and longtime pollster Dan Yankelovich. Look for some fresh insight from these lively and connected pundits as they call the fates of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and the next Congress.

Watch “Predicting Election 2012” on October 26 at 7pm — or online now — and make sure to come back in November for more in “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” series, including conversations with Dreamworks’ Stacey Snider, Facebook’s Chris Cox, “The Happiness Project” author Gretchen Rubin and much more.

Local Legends: The Leopard Sharks of La Jolla Shores

Summertime in San Diego means the return of leopard sharks to La Jolla Shores. Contrary to popular belief, these sharks – 97% of which are pregnant females – are not giving birth or mating during their stay.

Tonight (Oct. 10) at 8, join Andy Nosal, a Scripps Ph.D. student who studies local leopards, to find out what scientists really think is going on. Discover what gadgets Nosal uses to track the sharks and learn what makes La Jolla the animals’ preferred hang out. Find out why this shark population is particularly vulnerable and how the local no-take marine reserve protects it.

Or just watch it online now!

Local Legends: The Leopard Sharks of La Jolla Shores

Jam with the Students of UCSD's Jazz Camp

Every summer, a group of talented musicians, ranging in age from 14 to adult, gather together to jam … with jazz, that is.

The five-day Jazz Camp at UC San Diego offers intermediate to advance level musicians a diverse, one-of-a-kind journey into the world of jazz with group courses and workshops, plus private lessons, jam sessions, and concerts. The camp’s extraordinary faculty of leading jazz improvisers and educators help to sharpen students’ performance skills and enrich their experience of jazz as a broad spectrum of options for musical expression.

But the students aren’t the only ones to benefit. UCSD-TV cameras were at this year’s Jazz Camp Finale Concert to capture highlights of the wonderful student ensembles performing standards and new compositions. Watch it on your TV tonight, August 10, at 8pm or get a jump on your jazz fix and enjoy it online now. No jazz hands, please.

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.


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