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Neurology Grand Rounds
Renowned clinicians and researchers present the latest findings and interventions in the world of neurology and neuroscience.
Science in the 21st Century
Commemorating Charles Kennel, Director Emeritus, Vice-Chancellor, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, distinguished scientists speak to distinguished scientists from other disciplines about the challenges, frustration, and significance of their work.
Advances in Biodemography: Cross-Species Comparisons of Social Environments and Social Behaviors, and their Effects on Health and Longevity
Highlights from a workshop on biodemography and sociality. Integrating data and theory across species to promote and advance the field by exploring cross-species comparisons of social environments, hierarchies, and behaviors and the effects these have on health, longevity, and life histories.
Understanding Cultures and Addressing Disparities in Social Justice, Access, Equity and Inclusion
Disparities in the quality of life and access to opportunities, the loss of social mobility, the ever-growing global interdependency and ethical questions stemming from it, including the rapid transformation of daily life by climate change and new communication and biomedical technologies pose a growing challenge to our future. More than ever they dominate the discourse among those who work to understand the origins of these problems and find solutions to them, including artists, humanists and social scientists on the one hand and scientists, engineers, policy makers, and healthcare providers on the other. Addressing these concerns will require new intellectual investigations of humanists and social scientists in generating foundational knowledge about human cultures and behavior, both through in-depth local studies and broad comparative analyses; also of artists who open paths to deeper understanding and imagine possible new worlds; and, finally, of those who develop public policy and ethical guidelines, based on this knowledge.
Enriching Human Life and Society
Disparities in the quality of life and access to opportunities among the world's people dominate the discourse among educators, policy makers, health-care providers and others who work to transform lives. The domains here - education, health, innovation, economic growth, sustainability, among others - engage our university's basic strengths, and provide opportunities for discovery and applications well beyond our campus. The Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, the Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination and other campus groups are natural collaborators in the realm of social innovation, which will also directly involve Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology and Physical Sciences, Engineering, Management, and Oceanography.
Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge and Creativity
The relationship between the brain and behavior, cognition, development and learning; the impact of history and culture on the ways people think and act; the social function of technology; the nature of the built environment and the quality of design itself are just a few of the areas of inquiry to be explored in this broad area. The scholarship and discoveries possible in this realm will have lasting impacts around the world. UC San Diego is one of the world's leading institutions in the study of the brain, the mind, and behavioral sciences. Already collaborating on campus are neuroscientists, biologists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, visual artists and engineers. The Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Qualcomm Institute, Social Science, Arts & Humanities and other groups will work together in creative ways to expand our understanding of human growth, culture, language - and our very selves.
Understanding and Protecting the Planet
Many of the major challenges facing our world are related to changes in the planet's climate, including those caused by human activity. We need to understand the environment on all spatial and temporal scales, and enable effective use of that knowledge around the globe.
What is Big Data at UCSD?
Big Data is touching all areas of UCSD research, as evidenced by new funding calls. Big Data is emerging as an important area in the UCSD strategic planning process.
The Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good
This series is aimed at furthering awareness and dialogue on this important topic within and beyond the university community, and also at exploring the potential to make UC Davis a center for the study of the role of the public university in contemporary society.
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