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Artists on the Cutting Edge: If You Can't Be Free, Be A Mystery - The Poetry of Rita Dove
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Rita Dove, former Poet Laureate of the U.S. and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, is one of the most honored figures in modern American literature. Among Dove's many honors is the 1993 NAACP Great American Artist Award. (28 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
02/13/2003
Artists on the Cutting Edge: In a World Full of Gray - The Music of Dale Williams
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Guitarist Dale Williams studied blues guitar with Willie Dixon and Phil Upchurch, but doesn't limit himself to the blues. He has performed and recorded with such artists as Sun Ra, George Lewis and LL Cool J. He teaches and lectures, in addition to performing. (24 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Lecture
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04/09/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Spirits Desperado - The Poetry of Michael McClure
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Beat poet Michael McClure is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, plays, novels, and essays. McClure is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Obie Award for Best Play, and the National Poetry Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in poetry. Tune in as he reads a selection of poems. (28 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
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Lecture
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11/21/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Straight From the Heart - The Music of Patrice Rushen and Karen Briggs
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Musician, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer Patrice Rushen has a vast array of recordings to her name, and in recent years has been musical director for the Emmy and NAACP Awards, and for Janet Jackson's 1994 world tour. (29 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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05/23/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Tiepolo's Hound - A Reading by Derek Walcott
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Trinidad resident Derek Walcott won the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Walcott has published twenty volumes of poetry and is also a published playwright. (20 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
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03/14/2005
Artists on the Cutting Edge: Watermelon Nights - A Reading by Greg Sarris
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Serving in his fourth elected term as Chairman (Chief) of the Federated Coast Miwok Tribe, novelist Greg Sarris is the author of Watermelon Nights. In 1996, he wrote and executive produced with Robert Redford the award-winning HBO miniseries Grand Avenue, based on his collection of short stories. (23 minutes)

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
10/24/2005
Conversations with History: Addressing National Security Challenges in the Post 911 World
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes UC professors Herbert York and Susan Shirk for a discussion of the role of research universities in meeting today’s national security challenges. York, the first director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and founding director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and Shirk, Asian security policy expert and current IGCC Director, compare the Cold War and the Post 911 world. Highlighting the importance of regional contexts and the need for well informed diplomacy, they evaluate the U.S. response in managing these threats and offer recommendations for the future. (55 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
07/07/2007
Frontiers of Knowledge: A New Look at Biodiversity, Issues for the Future
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Leaders in the field of biological diversity present an overview of emergent issues in biodiversity, from the surrounding flora and fauna to the genes deep within us. (117 minutes)

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Biology
Botany
Ecology
Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
06/20/2006
Frontiers of Knowledge: Biotechnology and Food Systems in Developing Countries
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The potential of biotechnology to improve the condition of human life in developing countries is gaining credence. Robert Timmer, Ph.D. discusses how biotechnology could impact the economies of developing countries in terms of raising agricultural production while bringing benefits to healthcare, industry and environment. (28 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
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05/22/2007
Frontiers of Knowledge: E. O. Wilson - The Coming Synergism Between Science and the Humanities
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Scientist and author Edward O. Wilson, draws on studies from a broad spectrum of disciplines to show how various fields of inquiry, and especially the humanities and sciences, intersect with each other. According to Wilson, "the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and the humanities." (58 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
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Date Added:
05/30/2006
Frontiers of Knowledge: Einstein, The Moon, and the Long-Lost Soviet Reflector
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As part of UC San DiegoŐs Division of Physical Sciences 50th Anniversary Lecture Series, join UC San DiegoŐs Tom Murphy on an exploration of how his project looking for deviations in EinsteinŐs theory of general relativity led to the discovery of the Soviet Lunokhod 1 lunar rover that vanished mysteriously nearly 40 years ago. (58 minutes)

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
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01/27/2012
Frontiers of Knowledge: Energy and Climate, Challenges and Solutions
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UCSD Division of Physical Sciences presents a discussion on global warming and the prospects of a hydrogen economy. The featured speakers are: Joseph J. Romm, executive director of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions and author of The Hype About Hydrogen - Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate; and Franklin M. (Lynn) Orr, Jr. professor of petroleum engineering and project director of the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University. (59 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
03/29/2009
Frontiers of Knowledge: Genomic Advances on a Grand Scale
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For more than two decades J. Craig Venter and his research teams have been pioneers in genomic research. Regarded as one of the leading scientist of the 21st century, Venter discusses how he is applying tools and techniques developed to sequence the human genomes to discover new genes of microbes from around the world. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
05/08/2011
Frontiers of Knowledge: Global Warming, Nation Under Siege
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The rapid depletion of fossil fuels and the rising sea level from the warming of the earthŐs atmosphere are converging to dramatically alter our future. Edward Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, unveils a new study of sea level rise showing fly-over 3D images depicting potentially calamitous coastal and national impacts. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
12/06/2011
Frontiers of Knowledge: Global Warming, The Population Connection
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Dr. Joseph Bookstein argues that the real cause of global warming is not the burning of fossil fuels but rather the needs and wants of the global human population, now over 6.6 billion. He discusses methods, feasibility, and implementation strategies for voluntary population reduction. (52 minutes)

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
08/19/2011
Frontiers of Knowledge: Regents' Lecturer Elga Wasserman, The Unfinished Agenda - Women  in Science and Engineering
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Despite dramatic increases in the number of women earning advanced degrees in science and engineering, women remain scarce at the senior ranks in these disciplines in both industry and academia. Dr. Elga Wasserman, author of "The Door in the Dream" speaks about possible causes for this imbalance and suggest steps that can be taken in order to remove the barriers that persist. (47 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
07/01/2007
Frontiers of Knowledge: State of Fear - Hollywood, the News Media and Global Warming
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Renowned science scholar Naomi Oreskes and science producer Gene Rosow discuss how Hollywood and the news media portray global warming and what responsibility scientists have to educate the public about global warming. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Communication
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
03/29/2009
Frontiers of Knowledge: The H. Paul Rockwood Memorial Lecture, A New Kind of Science - Stephen Wolfram
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Noted scientist Stephen Wolfram shares his perspective of how the unexpected results of simple computer experiments have forced him to consider a whole new way of looking at processes in our universe. (86 minutes)

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lecture
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Date Added:
05/01/2007
Frontiers of Knowledge: What Gives Particles Mass? Searching for the Higgs Boson
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More than two dozen UC San Diego physicists are working with hundreds of other scientists at CERNŐs Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, searching for a subatomic particle called the ŇHiggs boson.Ó How are they doing it? What have they found thus far? And why is this search considered one of civilizationŐs greatest quests? UC San Diego Professor of Physics Vivek Sharma, who directs the Higgs search for the CMS collaboration, explains what physicists hope to achieve at the worldŐs largest scientific experiment, involving an estimated 10,000 individuals from 60 countries. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
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Date Added:
02/22/2012
Grey Matters: Bird Brains - Pretty Darn Smart
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Research has changed our concepts of brain organization and provided dramatic evidence showing far greater similarities between brains of birds and brains of all mammals. Harvey Karten explores what goes on inside a birdŐs brain. Learn how brains of birds compare to those of humans and other mammals and find out what the study of birdŐs brains can teach us about the nature and origins of human brains. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
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Date Added:
05/17/2011
Grey Matters: Building the Brain - From Simplicity to Complexity
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What are the mechanisms by which neurons differentiate to achieve the spectacular complexity of the brain? Join UCSD's Nick Spitzer as he explains what we know about this process. (57 minutes)

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
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Lecture
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Date Added:
03/17/2009
Grey Matters: Decisions - How Do We Animals Decide What To Do?
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We make thousands of decisions every day: where to go, what to do, when to do it. Join UCSD's William Kristan and discover how neurons, synapses, and chemical input play out in decision making. (57 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
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Lecture
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12/21/2010
Grey Matters: How Do We Predict the Future - Brains, Rewards and Addiction
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In this fascinating presentation, The Salk Institute's Terry Sejnowski explores how by its nature the human brain is susceptible to the effects of addictive substances. (59 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Lecture
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06/28/2009
Grey Matters: Music and the Mind
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In this edition of "Grey Matters," Aniruddh Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute, discusses what music can teach us about the brain, and what brain science, in turn, can reveal about music. (51 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
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04/20/2010
Grey Matters: New Drug Treatments and the Future of Stem Cells for the Aging Brain
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Join Stuart Lipton of The Burnham Institute and discover important anti-aging strategies, the latest drugs for degenerative disorders such as AlzheimerŐs disease and the potential use of human stem cells for neurological conditions. (57 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
03/22/2011
Grey Matters: Sleep, Waking and Arousal
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Is sleep for rest? To conserve energy? For development? To cool the brain? To warm it? To boost the immune system? To learn and memorize? Or to unlearn, ridding our brains of excess mental baggage? All of these ideas have been proposed, leading to the suggestion that insomniacs might do better to count sleep theories instead of sheep. Join renowned neuroscientist Ralph Greenspan of The Neurosciences Institute to explore the latest research into the question of why we sleep. (59 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lecture
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Date Added:
07/21/2009
Grey Matters: Stem Cells - The Brain's Beginnings
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During the past decade, there have been dramatic advancements in the brain and cognitive sciences. For the first time, understanding how the brain works has become a scientifically achievable goal. In this new lecture series, Grey Matters: Molecules to Mind, San Diego's leading Neuroscientists explore the human brain. The first lecture in this series addresses an issue that has often been absent in these discussions: what role do stem cells play in development of the brain? (59 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
01/20/2009
Grey Matters: The Origin of the Human Mind - Insights from Brain Imaging and Evolution
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UCSD cognitive scientist Martin Sereno takes you on a captivating exploration of the brain's structure and function as revealed through investigations with new advanced imaging techniques and understandings of evolution. (57 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
12/22/2009
Grey Matters: The Science And Fiction of Autism, How To Tell The Difference And Why It Is Important To Do So
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What do we know and what do we not know about autism? How can parents, educators and the general public cut through the hype, the unproven and the blatantly bogus? Join renowned autism researcher Laura Schreibman and find out. (59 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lecture
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U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
04/19/2011
Grey Matters: Understanding Language
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Why are humans the only species to have language? Is there something special about our brains? Are there genes that have evolved for language? In this talk, Jeff Elman, UCSD professor of cognitive science and co-director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, discusses some of the exciting new research that helps us understand what it is about human language that is so different from other animals' communication systems, and what about our biology might make language possible. (58 minutes)

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
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Date Added:
07/20/2010