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GEORGE GASTIL APPOINTED TO UCSD CHANCELLOR'S COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD

 

Photo: Gastil, right, with UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla's Community Advisory Board

By Jonathan Goetz

August 31, 2017 (San Diego) – Lemon Grove resident George Gastil, a professor, former school board and city council member, has been appointed to Chancellor Pradeep Khosla’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB) for the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). 

INNOVATIONS ABOUND AT NEW U.C.S.D. JACOBS MEDICAL CENTER

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

March 7, 2017 (La Jolla) - Apps for walking art tours, iPads for patients, an “awake” brain surgery room, and more. These are just a few of the offerings to patients of the new U.C.S.D. Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla opened in November.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH ACCLAIMED GOSPEL CHOIR DIRECTOR KENNETH ANDERSON

 

 

March 19, 2016 (San Diego) – East County Magazine intern Tasha Matthews interviewed Rev. Kenneth Anderson, director of three prominent gospel choirs at the University of California San Diego, Grossmont College and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir. He’s led choral tours and performances across Europe including at the Vatican. His gospel choir class at UCSD is consistently the most popular course on campus.  He’s also the fifth highest rated university professor in the nation, according to Rate My Professor.

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UCSD CONFERENCE OFFERS PERSPECTIVES ON REFUGEE SITUATION WORLDWIDE

 

 

By Victiashea Matthews

 

December 30, 2015 (La Jolla)  - The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) and Eleanor Roosevelt College at the University of California, San Diego hosted an event called the “Comparative Responses to Asylum Seeking in Europe, Australia, the U.S., and Middle East” on November 30th,  

 

What drives international migration?  Why are some countries more hostile and others more accepting?  Those are some of the compelling questions posed by David FitzGerald, Co-Director of CCIS and Professor of Sociology. These are fascinating questions to consider when unpacking the asylum-seeking diaspora. Here are some highlights from the event.

WEBER HEARING ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN SAN DIEGO FOCUSES ON ISSUES COUNTYWIDE

 

East County educators among those testifying

By Jordan Schaffner

December 11, 2013 (San Diego)--Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (photo, left, with staff) held a public hearing on access to San Diego higher education  on November 21st in San Diego.  Highlights from the hearing included statements from educators at both private and public institutions, identifying needs to be met for local students.

Among the issues discussed including diversity, overcrowding, and a need for a new higher education campus in our region.

WEBCAM ON VOLCAN MOUNTAIN DESTROYED BY LIGHTINING

 

(stock photo)

October 9, 2013 (Julian) – As searchers comb Volcan Mountain for a missing airplane tonight, thunderstorms have knocked the University of California’s hpwren atop the mountain offline—perhaps permanently, ECM has learned.

“This site was badly hit by lightning,” the webcam website states.  “The Volcan cameras may be outfor good, as we checked and they did not power back up after main power was restored. We can check them out further once we get them off the tower, but we have no hardware budget to repair or replace them any more.”

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: EXTREME STORM SHOTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 7, 2013 (Mount Laguna) -- Retired Fire Captain Greg Bishop sent us these photos taken during yesterday's extreme storms by the National Science Foundation’s HPWREN camera atop Mt. Laguna, a project of the University of California, San Diego. (http://hpwren.ucsd.edu)

LOCAL CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS OPPOSE STUDENTS’ MOVE TO DIVEST UCSD FROM COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS WITH ISRAEL

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 2, 2013 (San Diego) – The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Associated Student Council will vote March 6 on a resolution calling for the university to divest in companies doing business with Israel, due to an allegation that Israel is an “apartheid state.” 

The measure has sparked controversy on campus and outrage among Jewish groups. Now two San Diego Congressional members, representatives Susan Davis and Juan Vargas, have sent letters to Student Council president Meggie Le, urging opposition to the resolution.

“As a member of Congress who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee, there has been no credible proof that defines Israel as an “apartheid” state,” wrote Vargas. “In fact, Israel is the only country in the Middle East with protection for free speech, free press, religious freedom, women’s rights and gay rights.”

THOUSANDS, INCLUDING EAST COUNTY RESIDENTS, HEAR RON PAUL AT UCSD

 
" I can tell you that we are winning a tremendous battle ... for the hearts and minds of the American people who are sick and tired of what they are getting out of Washington, D.C."--Ron Paul
 
By Nadin Abbott
 
May 8, 2012 (La Jolla, California) -- Ron Paul may trail Mitt Romney in the delegate count 865-93 (after scoring the majority of delegates in the Maine and Nevada Republican conventions over the weekend).  But to his legions of loyal followers, the Libertarian-leaning Republican presidential candidate is still a winner.

 

COMPASSION WITHOUT BORDERS: THE DALAI LAMA AT SDSU

 
"The Dalai Lama's response to oppression is not despair, but compassion." – Laurene Powell Jobs
 
Story and photos by Ron Logan
 
May 3, 2012 (San Diego) – For the first time ever, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, made an appearance in San Diego to promote the theme of Compassion Without Borders.
 
His whirlwind two-day visit included speaking events at the University of California San Diego to discuss the global impact of climate change, at University of San Diego to lecture on the topic of cultivating peace and justice, and at San Diego State University to discuss upholding universal ethics and compassion in challenging times. 

HOT NEWS: SOLAR NOW COMPETITIVE WITH FOSSIL FUELS AS MAJOR STRIDES MADE TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY, BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN

 “San Diego is becoming a Mecca for renewable energy for the United States.” –Mike Armstrong, Soitec, speaking at the San Diego Solar Energy Symposium

By Miriam Raftery

March 18, 2012 (San Diego) – The future is sunny for solar energy. Price parity with conventional energy sources has now been attained in some areas as demand rises and the cost of solar falls. California has emerged as a national leader in the shift to solar--with San Diego at the helm. 

SAN DIEGO SOLAR ENERGY SYMPOSIUM MARCH 6

 
February 28, 2012 (San Diego)-- San Diego leads the nation in rooftop and on-site solar installations.  According to a recent report from e Environment California Research & Policy Center, over 4,500 installations and 37 MW peak capacity for the city--15,700 installations—have been made within San Diego Gas & Electric’s service territory.  Now the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), CleanTECH San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) are offering a solar energy symposium on March 6 at the University of San Diego to discuss the future of solar energy in the region.

DALAI LAMA WILL VISIT SAN DIEGO APRIL 18 & 19

 

 Tickets go on sale Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.
 
February 14, 2012 (San Diego)-- The 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, will make his first trip to San Diego April 18 and 19 for public events at San Diego State University, the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego.
 
The Compassion Without Borders symposium will include three major public events: 

STUDENTS JOIN WITH “OCCUPY” MOVEMENT TO PROTEST FEES AT CSU TRUSTEES MEETING NOV. 16, PLAN SCHOOL STRIKE NOV. 15

By Miriam Raftery
November 14, 2011 (San Diego) – Two actions are planned this week by students in coordination with the “Occupy” movement to protest student fee hikes and more.

UC SAN DIEGO RECEIVES NSF SUPPORT FOR WILDFIRE MODELING AND PREVENTION

 

 

June 22, 2011 (San Diego) -- Wildfires are increasing in both absolute number and severity in the American southwest and this trend is predicted to continue over decades to come. Wildfire prevention has now become a major priority, and scientists at the University of California, San Diego have received federal funding to devise descriptive and predictive simulation tools to help prevent or suppress wildfires. 

With a one-year grant* from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure, effective June 1, the UC San Diego researchers have opened a new phase for their SDFireSight project. They will develop a technical framework and computer models that will simulate the conditions that can spark a wildfire in San Diego’s ‘backcountry’. 

ARREST MADE IN UCSD MURDER


Editor’s note: While ECM normally only covers crimes east of I-15, because many East County students attend UCSD we are providing this information to our readers.

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego) -- San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit detectives have arrested Julio Angel Garcia-Puente for the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning vehicle at a University of California San Diego parking lot on October 29 at 9:20 p.m. An autopsy revealed that the victim was murdered.

A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR CALIFORNIA? LT. GOVERNOR JOHN GARAMENDI SPEAKS IN SAN DIEGO AUG. 5

 

July 28, 2009 (San Diego)--How can California achieve energy sustainability?  Our state's lieutenant governor, John Garamendi, wll speak on this topic in San Diego on Wednesday, August 5 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.  This special event will take place at the new Scripps Seaside Forum at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography on the UCSD Campus.