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The Pulse: Suicide Prevention Expert “Pulls Back the Layers”
A monthly series of conversations on healthcare issues Topic: “Leading Edge Strategies in Suicide Prevention” Host: Leslie Bruce, ‎Director, Healthcare Leadership and Community Outreach, UC San Diego Extension Guest: Stan Collins, suicide prevention expert CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Stan Collins, a nationally-known suicide prevention specialist, has spent the last 14 years educating more than 500,000 […]
As a Reminder: Extension Presents Historian Kevin Starr, Tuesday, Dec. 2
EVENT INFO: Kevin Starr: “San Diego and the Panama-California Exposition of 1915: The Search for Civic Identity” Date/time: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 pm Site: UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom Presented by: UC San Diego Extension Admission: Free, open to the public Eminent California historian Kevin Starr will explore how San Diego has expressed […]
Center for Research on the Regional Economy: San Diego’s Unemployment Down to 5.8%
The unemployment rate in San Diego followed the local weather recently, with a slight decrease in unemployment as well as the temperature. The San Diego Workforce Partnership reported that San Diego’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.9% to 5.8% during October. The civilian unemployment rate remained constant, while the civilian labor force increased. Month to month, […]
Breaking Barriers to Higher Ed: How to Improve Test-Prep for Low-Income Students
      Editor’s note: Edward Abeyta, Director of K-16 programs at UC San Diego Extension, is a contributor to The Evolllution, an on-line publication devoted to news and research about the impact of non-traditional programs on higher education and society. Below, he writes about the need for affordable test-prep courses for high school students who seek to go […]
MOOC Presenter Ramanathan Honored as Leading Global Thinker
Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan – profiled as the cover story of UC San Diego Extension’s Summer 2014 catalog – has been recognized by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014. The distinguished professor of climate and atmospheric sciences was cited for promoting dialogue with religious and […]
Career Talk is a 20-minute interview hosted by John B.B. Freeman, UC San Diego Extension's Director of Communications.

Each month, Freeman talks with successful, interesting and provocative guests who have a direct connection to Extension's wide-ranging courses and certificate programs.
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Justice Served: A Prosecutor's View of the Law with Richard Sachs, J.D. (Career Talk audio)
Date: 11/13/2014
An Extension instructor in Paralegal, Richard Sachs teaches two courses, Criminal Law & Procedure and Evidence Law. He's also a long-time prosecutor and deputy district attorney with the City of San Diego. It's his job to make sure convicted criminals serve sufficient prison time before parole, a process known as "lifer hearings." Throughout his career, he has regarded law as "endlessly fascinating."

The Promise of Clean Tech: What’s Our Energy Future? with Jacques Chirazi (Career Talk audio)
Date: 10/9/2014 Listens: 173
The manager of CleanTech San Diego, Jacques Chirazi's role is to support and develop the region's fast-growing clean tech industry. He works closely with a wide range of private, public and nonprofit groups, spreading the word about the economic and healthy-living benefits of clean energy. An expert on biomimicry, he's one of three instructors for Extension's "Clean Energy/Clean Tech" course.

Overcoming Stage Fright: What’s So Scary About Acting Class? With Jacole Kitchen (Career Talk audio)
Date: 9/11/2014 Listens: 649
As casting director at San Diego Repertory Theatre, known as "The Rep," Jacole Kitchen works with professional actors who have devoted a lifetime to their craft. As an Extension instructor, she teaches the craft of acting to serious theatre students, as well as to non-actors, those who desire to gain confidence as public speakers.

Predictive Analytics: We’ve Come A Long Way Since Palm Reading with Alex Guazzelli (Career Talk audio)
Date: 8/14/2014 Listens: 737
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 (Career Talk audio)
Date: 7/10/2014 Listens: 669
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.