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“Wired” Profiles New Program Co-Developed By Extension Instructor: “A Good Way to Learn Skills”
08/19/2014
LearnToMod, a new computer programming tool co-developed by UC San Diego Extension instructor Sarah Esper, is profiled in print and video in the current edition of Wired magazine. Based on Minecraft, a computer-code learning game popular with players aged 8 to 15, LearnToMod is the brainchild of Esper along with co-creators Lindsey Handley and Stephen Foster. All three […]
Through a Child’s Eyes: Celebrating Children’s Literature
08/19/2014
EVENT INFO: “The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration” Sept 7-Nov. 23 Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library Free admission Two UC San Diego Extension instructors in Children’s Literature – Andrea Zimmerman (writing) and Susie Ghahremani (illustrating) will have their artwork featured in an upcoming exhibit at Cannon Art Gallery in the Carlsbad […]
Why Every Marketer Needs to Know Web Analytics
08/18/2014
By John E. Lincoln, President of Ignite Visibility & UC San Diego Instructor I’ve been doing Internet marketing for 10 years. I’ve worked with some of the biggest brands online to expand their digital marketing reach. My colleagues, their employees and I have found that one of the most important skills needed is an intimate […]
Extension’s Fall 2014 Catalog Now Available
08/15/2014
The new edition of UC San Diego Extension’s Fall 2014 Catalog is now available. Along with course listings and requirements for certificate programs, the catalog includes the following features: Cover story: Dr. Mia Savoia leads a double life as UC San Diego School of Medicine dean and infectious diseases doctor. Plus, she helped create the school’s Post Baccalaureate Premedical […]

Predictive Analytics: We’ve Come A Long Way Since Palm Reading with Alex Guazzelli
Date: 8/14/2014
We find out the latest from Alex Guazzelli, an expert in brain neurology who's responsible for developing the core predictive technology for Zementis, a San Diego-based technology firm. A UC San Diego Extension instructor in PMML (Predictive Model Markup Language), Guazzelli manages all scientific aspects and advanced analytics for the company. Recorded on 08/14/2014.

Chilling Crime Stories: Writing About the Unspeakable with Caitlin Rother
Date: 7/10/2014
Host John B.B. Freeman talks with Caitlin Rother, the best-selling true crime author who teaches "Writing Narrative Non-Fiction" at UC San Diego Extension. Rother is best known for "Lost Girls," her 2012 book that tells the gruesome story of convicted killer and sexual predator John Gardner. Instructive and inspiring, the 30-minute interview reveals how a professional author crafts her books and tells her stories, deals with criticism, and how she transfers her writing talents to the classroom.

Internet Privacy: What’s Our Vulnerability?
Date: 6/12/2014
Christopher Vera, privacy manager at SDG&E, discusses the issues of privacy and cybersecurity as they relate to the workplace and our every-day lives. Vera develops and implements a customer privacy program for SDG&E, the public utility that provides energy services to 3.5 million consumers throughout San Diego and Orange County. He describes himself as an agent of positive and collaborative change, specializing in the building of information-security programs. Among his specialties are security strategy, incident response, vulnerability management, and security awareness. Away from cybersecurity, Chris prides himself as a cyber-poet, artist and writer within the mysterious cosmos.

At the Intersection of the Digital and Healthcare Revolution with Camille Saltman
Date: 4/19/2013 Listens: 1,649
The Career Channel's Henry DeVries sits down for a conversation on careers with Camille Saltman, president of MD Revolution. Saltman provides strategic direction and oversight of all business development and operational activity and helps formulate and drive key business strategies across all areas of the business. Saltman was previously President of CONNECT and continues to be a member of CONNECT's board of directors. Over Saltman's six years with CONNECT she rebuilt the organization's world renowned Springboard program; established the Look Near First to keep outsourcing and manufacturing in San Diego -- an initiative recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative; and co-founded the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, CleanTech San Diego, ranked one of the top 10 clean tech cluster organizations in the US.

What Makes a Successful Leader? -- Cynthia Burnham, Author of The Charisma Edge
Date: 3/14/2013 Listens: 884
What is it that makes a leader? According to Cynthia Burnham, power and confidence can translate into success in the corporate world and beyond. Burnham, author of The Charisma Edge: A How-To Guide for Turning on Your Leadership Power, discusses how to construct the confidence needed to be a successful leader with host Henry DeVries.

Minimize Wasteful Work: Lynn Coffman, Author of Slay the Email Monster
Date: 2/14/2013 Listens: 593
In the corporate world, waste is one of productivity's largest obstacles. And with technology's increasing speed and interconnectivity, it can be hard to sort effectively through the muda, the Japanese term for waste or uselessness. Lynn Coffman, author of Slay the Email Monster, joins host Henry DeVries to discuss ways to minimize wasteful work and focus effort productively.

San Diego Workforce Partnership - Peter Callstrom
Date: 1/10/2013 Listens: 803
Peter Callstrom, president and CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP), discusses vital job training programs with host Henry DeVries. The San Diego Workforce Partnership funds job training programs that enable eligible adults to develop the skills and knowledge needed for emerging career opportunities within such fields as green jobs, healthcare, and clean technology.

Technology Career Trends with Neil Senturia
Date: 12/13/2012 Listens: 763
Neil Senturia, CEO of Blackbird Ventures, joins host Henry DeVries to discuss technology career trends. As an investor in high growth potential companies, Neil also serves as CEO of Oberon Fuels, which is developing a clean alternative to diesel fuel. He and his wife, Barbara Bry, teach entrepreneurship at UC San Diego and write a weekly column for U-T San Diego about entrepreneurship. Neil is also the author of "I'm There for You Baby, The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy," which is filled with valuable rules for entrepreneurs.