OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR - RESEARCH|
ACADEMIC SENATE - SAN DIEGO DIVISION
February 4, 2014
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS
SUBJECT: || Reminder: Today's Workshop: Understand and Protect the Planet -
Help Guide UC San Diego Research|
We are thrilled to see the turnout in registrations for all four of the
Research Initiative Workshops, and pleased to share the program for
UNDERSTANDING AND PROTECTING THE PLANET
Tuesday, February 4th, 2:30 to 6:00 pm
Price Center East Ballroom
Moderator: Keith Pezzoli - Resilient systems for climate change
2:35 - 2:45 pm: Ralph Keeling "Quantifying sources of greenhouse gases
and other pollutants"
2:45 - 2:55 pm: Tom Levy "Transdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental
Change -eScience for Field Research on Land and Sea at UC San Diego"
2:55 - 3:05 pm: Elsa Cleland "Scaling up from local experiments to
understand species and ecosystem responses to climate change in
3:05 - 3:15 pm: Lisa Levin "Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (Half the
Planet up for Grabs)"
3:15 - 3:30 pm Group Discussion and Q/A
Moderator: Terry Gaasterland - Sensing the Environment
3:30 - 3:40 pm: Kim Prather "Aerosol impacts on climate and the
environment" (no link)
3:40 - 3:50 pm: V. Nandigam, Chaitan Baru "Scalable Services for
Geosciences Data: Extending the OpenTopography System"
3:50 - 4:00 pm: Wael Al-Delaimy "Air, water, soil and temperature: the
health risk factors of the 21st century"
4:00 - 4:10 pm: To Be Announced
4:10 - 4:25 pm: Group Discussion and Q/A
Moderator: Steve Mayfield - Engineering solutions/Affecting Social
4:45 - 4:55 pm: Jonathon Shurin "Ecology of farming algae for bioenergy"
4:55 - 5:05 pm: Shirley Meng "Energy Storage - Achilles' Heel for
Sustainable and Secure Energy"
5:05 - 5:15 pm: Richard Carson "Valuing Environmental Amenities,
Incentivizing Conservation Behavior & Forecasting Economic Activity"
5:15 - 5:25 pm: Carl Melis "They Came From Space! Understanding and
preparing for extraterrestrial threats"
5:25 - 5:40 pm: Group Discussion/Q &A
Information on registering for those workshops that remain open and the
Agendas for all four Workshops are posted at
As stated in the original announcement:
A key outcome of the campus strategic planning effort is the
identification of four broad themes that provide opportunities for
interdisciplinary research and education to complement the outstanding
individual efforts which will continue to be campus priorities. The
themes provide opportunities to leverage the remarkable research on our
campus to address several of society's most pressing challenges. We are
hosting workshops to enable broad participation in the development of
these areas and identify new collaborative opportunities.
We look forward to seeing you at today's Workshop, or at all four.
| Sandra A. Brown|
Vice Chancellor for Research
UC San Diego Division, Academic Senate
The other three Workshops:
EXPLORING THE BASIS OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVITY
Wednesday, February 5th, 2:30 to 6:00 pm
Medical Education Training (MET) Auditorium at School of Medicine
ENRICHING HUMAN LIFE AND HEALTH
Thursday, February 6th, 2:30 to 6:00 pm
Beyster Auditorium at Rady School of Management
UNDERSTANDING CULTURES AND ADDRESSING DISPARITIES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE,
ACCESS EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Tuesday, February 11th, 2:00 to 5:30 (note slightly different time)
Faculty Club Atkinson Pavilion