Writer’s Symposium By the Sea 2010

>> Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In March, UCSD-TV will tape two of Dean Nelson’s author interviews as part of the 2010 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University. Look for the broadcast premieres of “An Evening with Michael Eric Dyson” and “An Evening with Bill McKibben” in April.

Watch online videos of all Writer's Symposium by the Sea programs and learn more about the series.


New State of Minds Premieres in May 2010

>> Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stay tuned for an new installment of UCTV's State of Minds. Learn how the magic of Folkorico dance inspires a former UC Santa Cruz student to become a UCSC professor of anthropology and producer of documentary films. Follow along as UC Davis becomes the first university to use top green design standards for a new winery, brewery and food processing facility. Join UC Riverside researchers as they pursue the right mix for growing drought-tolerant grass. Look for these stories and more in May.


Los Laureles Canyon: Available in Spanish

>> Monday, March 22, 2010

In response to numerous requests, we have secured funding to produce a Spanish-language version of Los Laureles Canyon: Research in Action for distribution in Mexico. Look for this on line in June 2010.


Science Programs to Watch on UCSD-TV

>> Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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.


Science Blog: Seismic Testing for a Renewable Future

>> Tuesday, March 9, 2010

We’ve embarked on a new program that chronicles the seismic testing of a wind turbine conducted at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering’s Englekirk Structural Engineering Center – home of the western hemisphere’s largest outdoor shake table. California will be expanding the use of wind generation, and as we all know, California is one of the most seismically active regions in the nation. It is the first time a turbine has been tested in this manner and will provide a wealth of information for design and deployment of wind turbines for our renewable future. We caught the turbine being subjected to forces two-and-a-half times greater than the Northridge earthquake, and we’ll be getting an inside look at a working wind farm and how this research will help advance wind power – keep watching and you’ll see the results.

Learn more about what's happening in Science on the UCSD-TV Science Blog


UCSD-TV News and Highlights: March 2010

>> Monday, March 1, 2010

Check out the latest UCSD-TV news and highlights, including:

Lilith the Opera Soars on TV

The Reconstruction of American Journalism

...and more!