Research Universities & Economic Growth with Chancellor Khosla

Since beginning his tenure as UC San Diego’s eighth chancellor in August 2012, Pradeep Khosla hasn’t wasted any time getting to know his campus and the region within which it resides. Now he’s ready to make his case for the economic value that research universities like UC San Diego create within their surrounding regions and the nation.

Tune in tonight (March 4) at 8pm for “The Role of a Research University on Economic Development,” also available online, during which Chancellor Khosla argues for investing in research universities. He points to the successes of UC San Diego in attracting $1 billion a year in research funding, spawning hundreds of new companies in telecommunications and biotechnology.

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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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