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Creativity and Purpose: The NIA Cultural Organization and Black Power in San Diego, 1967–1977
Feb 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Creativity and Purpose: The NIA Cultural Organization and Black Power in San Diego, 1967–1977

Drawing from his research, Mychal Odom, UC San Diego History doctoral candidate, will explain how the NIA’s efforts continued the work of Black Power and laid the very important ground for anti-apartheid struggles in San Diego during 1970/80s.

Feb 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

Public Speaking for Executives

This course is appropriate for any business professional that must interact publically, give presentations to investors, lead work group meetings, pitch ideas or represent their company in social events.

Remote Sensing Analysis at Scale with Google Earth Engine
Feb 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Remote Sensing Analysis at Scale with Google Earth Engine

In this talk, Nick Clinton, a Developer Advocate at Google Earth Engine, will discuss new possibilities for geospatial analysis at scale and how the research community can use Google Earth Engine as a tool for planetary-scale cloud-based analysis.

Exploring Ethics—Data Science, Technology, and Medicine
Mar 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Exploring Ethics—Data Science, Technology, and Medicine

Dr. Coleman will review his group’s multi-disciplinary efforts to develop non-invasive tools to monitor health status. He will discuss novel ways of interpreting the collected data for prediction, diagnosis, and prevention of disease, with a particular focus on chronic disease management and healthy aging, as well as the ethics of data collection, privacy, and assessment methods.

Chaos in the Middle East:  How Trump is Making It Even More Dangerous
Mar 2, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Chaos in the Middle East:  How Trump is Making It Even More Dangerous

Oceanids Sounding Board presents guest speaker Professor Emeritus Sanford Lakoff, Ph.D. at its series of noontime lectures in the Faculty Club Lounge.

The Annual Ranglas Lecture: The Greek Hero in Mythic Narratives
Mar 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm

The Annual Ranglas Lecture: The Greek Hero in Mythic Narratives

Join us for the Annual Ranglas Lecture “The Greek Hero in Mythic Narratives” featuring guest speaker Dr. Sarah Iles Johnston. Held Thursday, March 2 from 4-6pm at The Village at Torrey Pines (15A), the talk will be insightful and the views amazing.

Awareness of Death and Personal Mortality: Implications for Anthropogeny (CARTA SYMPOSIUM)
Mar 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Awareness of Death and Personal Mortality: Implications for Anthropogeny (CARTA SYMPOSIUM)

CARTA’s March 3, 2017 symposium, “Awareness of Death and Personal Mortality: Implications for Anthropogeny,” will address the unusual human response to death and ability to translate experiences into an understanding of our own personal mortality.

2017 Tsaihwa “James” Chow Lecture
Mar 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

2017 Tsaihwa “James” Chow Lecture

University of California Irvine geoscientist and UC San Diego alumna Ellen Druffel presents "Cycling of modern and ancient dissolved organic carbon in the world ocean” in the 2017 installment of the Tsaihwa "James" Chow Lecture Series.

China’s Growing Protectionism and the U.S. Response
Mar 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

China’s Growing Protectionism and the U.S. Response

In the Fifth Annual Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky will address China’s growing protectionism and how the U.S. is responding.

Maintaining an Independent Judiciary in Face of Political Challenges
Mar 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Maintaining an Independent Judiciary in Face of Political Challenges

Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Tassaduq Jillani will share his views on how the judicial system in Pakistan has established its independence from the other branches of government.

Holocaust Living History Workshop: A Mother’s Last Wish—Stories from the Bloodlands
Mar 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Holocaust Living History Workshop: A Mother’s Last Wish—Stories from the Bloodlands

Pam Zimbalist shares her mother’s history, a Holocaust survivor incarcerated at KZ Stutthof, and explores the impact of trauma on subsequent generations and how the child of a Holocaust survivor comes to terms with an excruciatingly painful past.

Gender Equity and Health
Mar 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Gender Equity and Health

Gender inequities and gender based violence pose a major threat to the health and full social and economic development of women and girls across the globe. Join Dr. Anita Raj to discuss the issues being tackled by the UC San Diego Center on Gender Eq

The End of “The End of History”: Lessons of East European Totalitarianism for the Postmodern World
Mar 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

The End of “The End of History”: Lessons of East European Totalitarianism for the Postmodern World

Join us for a special lecture in the Challenging Conversations series, featuring four leading historians of Eastern Europe whose work examines the rise and fall of totalitarian ideologies in the twentieth century.

Crisis of South Korean Politics and Prospects for Foreign Policy
Mar 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Crisis of South Korean Politics and Prospects for Foreign Policy

this symposium will look into Park Geun Hye’s impeachment process, prospects for the presidential election, and the impacts on South Korea’s foreign policy and inter-Korean relations.

Self-Discovery, Well-being & Breathwork (Holotropic Breathing)
Mar 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Self-Discovery, Well-being & Breathwork (Holotropic Breathing)

The event will explore the simple act of breathing and its connection with extra-ordinary states of consciousness, well-being and health. We are grateful for the support of UC San Diego Office of Innovation & Commercialization for supporting this event.