Monthly Highlights- March 2012

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UCTV Launches YouTube’s First University-Run Original Channel

It’s official! UCSD-based UCTV has made history with today’s launch of UCTV Prime, YouTube’s first university-run original channel. Each week, UCTV Prime presents 15 minutes of fresh content — ranging from in-depth documentary mini-series to election analysis, commentary and reports on the latest research developments from throughout the UC system. New programs are uploaded Tuesdays and Fridays at, with bonus material, blog posts and more available at the UCTV Prime website. Make sure to subscribe to UCTV Prime today and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming interactive features.

UCTV Prime makes its YouTube debut with “Naked Art,” a four-part mini-series exploring the preeminent art collections at UC San Diego, UCLA and UC San Francisco. The premiere episode explores UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, a unique collection of site-specific works by leading artists of our time, including Do Ho Suh, whose latest piece, “Fallen Star,” features a small house that’s been picked up by a mysterious force and “landed” on a building, seven stories up.

Also coming soon, UCTV Prime: Vote, a recurring, 5-minute series offering election analysis and commentary by UC faculty and experts (premieres March 13), and UCTV Prime: Cuts, another regular 5-minute segment reporting on research developments, entertaining events and interesting personalities on the campuses and beyond (debuts March 6). Stay tuned in April for our next mini-series, “The Skinny on Obesity,” examining the obesity epidemic and how UC San Francisco researchers are working to combat it.

The Upright Ape

Why are we the only two-legged creature to develop an exclusively upright gait? And what did it mean to the development of the human species? In this new three-part series, the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) at UC San Diego brings you foremost experts to explore the many facets of these questions in this fascinating series.

CARTA: The Upright Ape: Bipedalism and Human Origins

Let’s Get Comical

Join UCSD-TV behind the scenes of San Diego Opera’s production of Donizetti’s comic masterpiece, Don Pasquale.

Opera Spotlight: Don Pasquale

Stars in the Salon: Don Pasquale


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

Health & Medicine

LeNoir – NMA Pediatric Lecture: Health Disparities in Children/Causes Consequences and Conviction

Health Matters: Medicine and Technology

Research on Aging: Getting Older and Good Sleep; Do They Go Hand in Hand?

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Marine Protected Areas: A Success Story

Exploring Ethics: The Conduct of Science in the Information Age

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To Be Human: In His Image and Likeness: Being Human in Ancient Israel with William H.C. Propp

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Public Affairs

Osher UCSD: Tuskegee Airmen

“Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation with Richard Sennett

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Arts & Music Arts & Music

Rebecca Lytle Memorial Concert: Jazz Gone Global

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Check out the latest additions to our online video archive

Massive Indifference: Denial of Competent Lawyers in Death Penalty and Other Criminal Cases with Stephen Bright

Health Matters: Obesity Prevention with the Healthy Works Program

More videos and podcasts>>

Beaming in Bronze

No, that’s not a tan you’re seeing (it is only February, after all).

We’re all bronzed out after learning that four UCSD-TV produced programs have received Bronze Telly Awards, a competition honoring the very best film and video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs.

Our arts producer, John Menier, has his hands full with three of the stunning statues in three different categories:

“La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: Color” took home the bronze in Live Events;

“San Diego Opera Spotlight: Faust” won in Documentary;

and “Star Struck,” a preview of artist Do Ho Suh’s new Stuart Collection installation,“Fallen Star,” took home the bronze in the Cultural category.

Jennifer Ford, our prolific health producer, also nabbed herself a bronze Telly in the Health and Fitness category for her moving documentary, “Parkinson’s Disease: A Dose of Hope.”

Congratulations to Jennifer, John and the entire UCSD-TV team!

Heads will roll.

Later this month, San Diego Opera will kick off its 2012 season with Richard Strauss’ masterpiece “Salome” and heads will roll. UCSD-TV will be there for all the action with two programs that take you behind the scenes of the production, capturing rehearsals and conversations with the talent on stage and off.

First up is “San Diego Opera Stars in the Salon,” premiering January 23 at 7pm, followed by “San Diego Opera Spotlight” on January 27 at 9pm, the night before the first performance. By the time the curtains rise on January 28, you’ll be ready for the adventure and artistry that awaits you.

For now, feast your eyes on this trailer put together by our producer, John Menier.


UCSD-TV Opera & SummerFest Programs Nab Telly Awards

We’re proud to announce that two UCSD-TV produced arts programs with longtime community partners have been awarded Bronze Telly Awards!

San Diego Opera Spotlight: Romeo and Juliet: A behind-the-scenes look at San Diego Opera’s 2010 production of Gounod’s Shakespeare-inspired masterpiece.

This is the fifth award for the Opera Spotlight series, which UCSD-TV and San Diego Opera have co-produced since 1995 — including this year with San Diego Opera’s 2011 season.

La Jolla Music Society: SummerFest 2009: Stewart Copeland, Composer: Four original compositions by percussionist Stewart Copeland, best known as drummer for superstar rock band The Police.
This is the first award for the SummerFest series and, after twelve years of partnering with La Jolla Music Society, we are confident it won’t be the last.

UCSD-TV is no stranger to the Telly Awards, having picked up fifteen of them since 2004. The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Since 1978, their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 31st Annual Telly Awards received over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

Congratulations to our talented arts producer John Menier and, of course, to our valued community partners, San Diego Opera and La Jolla Music Society.

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.