Latest Project: Seismic Testing for a Renewable Future

We’ve embarked on a new program that chronicles the seismic testing of a wind turbine conducted at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering’s Englekirk Structural Engineering Center – home of the western hemisphere’s largest outdoor shake table. California will be expanding the use of wind generation, and as we all know, California is one […]

We’ve embarked on a new program that chronicles the seismic testing of a wind turbine conducted at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering’s Englekirk Structural Engineering Center – home of the western hemisphere’s largest outdoor shake table. California will be expanding the use of wind generation, and as we all know, California is one of the most seismically active regions in the nation. It is the first time a turbine has been tested in this manner and will provide a wealth of information for design and deployment of wind turbines for our renewable future. We caught the turbine being subjected to forces two-and-a-half times greater than the Northridge earthquake, and we’ll be getting an inside look at a working wind farm and how this research will help advance wind power – keep watching and you’ll see the results.

Biography: Cecil Lytle, Creative Director

Cecil Lytle was raised the last in a family of ten children in New York City. Music became his life at an early age. Lytle studied at the Julliard School of Music while in high school, enrolled at Oberlin College in Ohio and continued graduate studies in Music at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. […]

Cecil Lytle was raised the last in a family of ten children in New York City. Music became his life at an early age. Lytle studied at the Julliard School of Music while in high school, enrolled at Oberlin College in Ohio and continued graduate studies in Music at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

While in graduate school, he won First Prize at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest, Hungary (1970), and subsequently concertized throughout the world in Asia, South America, Europe and the United States

He has been a professor of music at Grinnell College in Iowa and joined the music faculty at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 1974, served a stint as department chair, then Provost of UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College 1988-2005

Cecil Lytle was elected Outstanding UCSD Faculty in 1994; Visiting Professor at the Beijing Conservatory of Music, Spring 1986; and, Artist-In-Residence at the Darmstadt Contemporary Music Festival (West Germany), Summer 1988

Because he believes that education changed his fortunes as a youngster growing up in Harlem, he has dedicated himself to providing opportunities for all aspiring young people

His dedication to quality education for all led him to found Preuss School (a college prep public charter school for low income student, grades 6-12) in 1998 on the campus of UC San Diego, and served ten years as the Founding Chair of the school’s Board of Directors.


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UCSD-TV Goes to the Opera

Cameras are rolling on the new seasons of San Diego OperaTalk! and San Diego Opera Spotlight. Stay tuned in the coming months for an interesting and informative look at some of your favorite works.

Cameras are rolling on the new seasons of San Diego OperaTalk! and San Diego Opera Spotlight. Stay tuned in the coming months for an interesting and informative look at some of your favorite works.