No Dalai Lama Tix? No Problem!

Haven’t you heard? The Dalai Lama is coming to San Diego for a whirlwind tour that includes four appearances in just two days, April 18 and 19.  The public events at UC San Diego, USD and SDSU are already sold out and, well, the fourth event isn’t open to the public.

If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get tickets, then you’ll be happy to hear that UCSD-TV will be live streaming the public events on our website for any and all to view. Then, in May, we will broadcast his UCSD and USD appearances, as well as the private event held at Scripps Seaside Forum. So basically, you’re in!

Here are the details:

The Dalai Lama in San Diego on UCSD-TV
Live Streaming at

April 18
9:30am  “The Global Impact of Climate Change:  Balance Through Responsibility, Compassion and Human Consciousness with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama” (UC San Diego)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama joins esteemed scientists Richard Somerville and Veerabhadran Ramanathan at UC San Diego to discuss the need for humanitarian values and universal responsibility in responding to the impacts of climate change on communities and ecosystems.

1:30pm  “The Dalai Lama: Cultivating Peace and Justice” (USD)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues his “Compassion without Borders” tour in San Diego with a public lecture at the University of San Diego addressing escalating violence among nations and alternatives that emphasize shared human values across societies.

April 19
9:30am  “Upholding Universal Ethics and Compassion in Challenging Times” (SDSU)

The public lecture at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena provides an opportunity for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to share his views on upholding ethics, practicing forgiveness and tolerance, and coping with the challenges found in today’s society. Through the teachings of His Holiness, more than 12,000 attendees will learn how to open their minds and approach their daily struggles with patience and virtue.

Broadcasting on UCSD-TV in May
(Additional broadcast dates/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)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama engages with Larry Hinman of the University of San Diego, V.S. Ramachandran of UC San Diego and Jennifer Thomas of San Diego State University in a scientific and philosophical discussion of human consciousness.

It's a Wrap! Don't Miss the Series Finale of "UCSD@50"

As UC San Diego concludes its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration with the upcoming Alumni Weekend, UCSD-TV premieres the final installment in its 6-part magazine program, “UCSD@50,” which profiles the people, research and innovative spirit that make this campus an institution of national and international distinction.

In the season finale — online now and airing throughout the month — host Mary Walshok, professor of sociology and UCSD’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Extended Studies and Public Programs, presents stories on Physical Sciences, Engineering and Dance Theatre. We also visit with a staffer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s wonderful Birch Aquarium, wrap up the campus’ successful Volunteer 50 program, and treat you to a montage of UC San Diego’s Green Open House event.

Mary Walshok hosts the series finale of "UCSD@50"

“After such a spectacular year of anniversary celebrations, I’m honored to host the final episode of UCSD@50,” said host Mary Walshok, who helped launch UCSD-TV in 1993, as well as the successful CONNECT and San Diego Dialogue organizations. “Over the years, I’ve participated in and witnessed the transformation of this campus into a leader in everything from the sciences to theater, as well as cross-border collaboration, high-tech business development and so much more. It’s all the more exciting that we can share these accomplishments with the San Diego community through UCSD-TV. ”

You can find all six episodes of UCSD@50, as well as other anniversary-related programs, at our 50th website. And don’t miss the premiere of new programs from UCSD’s Innovation Day Expo and Symposia (IDEaS), airing Monday nights at 8pm beginning June 20. Programs include panel discussions with UCSD alumni, students, faculty and staff about the current state and future of education.

We hope you enjoyed this video snapshot of UC San Diego’s past, present and future, and we look forward to sharing much more with you in the years ahead!

Science Programs to Watch on UCSD-TV

TeacherTECH: Earthquake Teaching Tools

The next program in our new series TeacherTECH, from the San Diego Supercomputer Center airs Wednesday March 24 and features the irrepressible Debi Kilb, Science Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Visualization Center. Debi’s specialties are the underlying physics of earthquakes, and getting other people really enthused about it. She’s going to show you many readily accessible sources on the internet where you can find a wide range of information on seismic activity, both in the past and as it happens. And don’t miss physics guru Phil Blanco’s TeacherTECH presentation on Newton’s Laws and Gravity on March 31. Visit UCSDTV’s TeacherTECH page for other programs in the series, and more resources and information from the presenters.

Building It Better

In keeping with the theme of seismicity, Debi’s TeacherTECH presentation is followed by Building It Better, a chronicle of the most massive outdoor real-time seismic test ever conducted. You’ll get an inside view of the western hemisphere’s largest shake-table at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering’s Englekirk Structural Engineering Center. The shake table is the only of its kind in North America, and you’ll see the amazing ingenuity and technology that is required to conduct a test of this scale.