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Interviews with UCI Leaders, Innovators and… Zot! Zot! Zot! Everyday Anteaters!

Interviews with UCI Leaders, Innovators and… Zot! Zot! Zot! Everyday Anteaters!
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Interviews with UCI Leaders, Innovators and… Zot! Zot! Zot! Everyday Anteaters!




Mark Steyvers, Professor of Cognitive Sciences/Computer Science & the NYC marathon

Professor Mark Steyvers from the UCI School of Social Science works in the field of cognitive science and computers. Today he talks from New York City about having just completed the NYC marathon. He shares his goals, training, disappointment and fulfillment at having completed the 26.2 mile race in the Big Apple.

Duration: 00:23:37

Bill Maurer, Dean of the School of Social Science

Dean Bill Maurer oversees the largest school at UCI. The School of Social Science contains eight different departments from Chicano/Latino Studies to Logic & Philosophy. His expertise is in the area of financial anthropology. Today, he walks us through UCI's Social Science departments and continues on to financial anthropolgy, which includes the upcoming blockchain conference.

Duration: 00:23:17

Ivan Williams, UCI Alumni, Advisory Board Member & TV/Film Producer

After graduating with an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business and 3 decades in the oil & gas business, Ivan has started a new career in the TV/Film industry. He is also applying his extensive business background as an advisor to several boards at UCI. Today, Ivan talks about his just released feature independent film, 'MFA' and his other activities.

Michael Franz, Professor of Systems Cyber Security

Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science Michael Franz takes us on a fascinating and important look inside computers and how to effectively secure your data. His answer is 'moving target defense' which encrypt the application just enough to create a barrier. Computer security is a top priority these days and UCI is working on a solution in the Franz lab.

Vint Cert, UCI Calit2 Advisor & Chief Internet Evangelist at Google

Vint Cerf was a computer kid before there were computer kids. By the late 60's he finds himself at UCLA at the dawn of the internet age and being one of a group that would spark a revolution in technology. Today, he talks about what was happening in those early days and where we are today.

Doug Tully & Nick Franks, UCI Outdoor Adventure Specialists

Doug Tully, UCI Outdoor Adventures Coordinator and Nick Franks, UCI Outdoor Student Trip Leader know a thing or two about having FUN. They organize and lead students on trips to Joshua Tree, the Hollywood sign, camping in San Clemente, and closer to home the climbing wall in the ARC-Anteater Recreational Center. Here they share stories about these student adventures.

Josette Marrero, UCI Alumni & NASA Ames Atmospheric Scientist

Dr Josette Marrero graduated from UCI in 2015 after spending 6 years as an Anteater. She honed her atmospheric science expertise in the Rowland/Blake Chemistry Lab and now applies her acknowledge at NASA Ames on the Atmospheric Alpha Jet Experiment Project. Follow the project on Twitter @NADAAJAX and Remarkably she did not really have a plan.

John Boyd, Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Anthropology

Emeritus Professor John Boyd talks about getting his UCI teaching offer at Joe's Bar in Ann Arbor, what it was like here in 1965, seeing lots of smoking apes during 'Planet of the Apes' filming breaks, mathematical anthropology and more...

Charles Limoli, Professor of Radiation Oncology

Professor Charlie Limoli discusses the different types of cancer treatments today, amazing medical advances, and his NASA radiation research for Mars space flight. He also lobbies that more research funding is needed across the board.

Daniel Midson-Short, Inspirational Speaker, Writer and Communication Trainer

Daniel Midson-Short discusses his tranformation into a professional communicator and how his speaking techniques have developed. His a 4 time regional speaking champion in Toastmasters and has competed several times on the international level. He has also given several Ted-x talks. He attributes a large part of his success to Toastmasters

Duration: 00:26:28

Michele Goodwin & L Mychael Rambo, Conversation about Reverend Jesse Jackson & Charlottsville

Follow up to UCI Chancellor's Distinguished Speaker event, 'Charlottesville: A Defining Moment In America-A Conversation with Reverend Jesse Jackson'. Interview with event moderator 'Hurricane' Michele Jackson and event gospel singer/questioner L Mychael Rambo.

Duration: 00:30:59

Michael Rydzynski, 40 year KUCI DJ and percussionist

Michael Rydzynski arrived at UCI in 1973. He received his undergraduate percussion degree in 1978. In 1992 he was awarded a graduate degree. In 1977, he began a classical music show on KUCI and basically never left. He has played percussion in almost every major orchestra and symphony in Southern California. Here he reminisces about UCI, KUCI and his love of music.

Duration: 00:22:43

Doug Haynes, Vice Provost of Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Vice Provost Doug Haynes discusses the Office of Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Why it is necessary and how it is unique to UCI. He also touches on his PhD expertise of 19th and 20th century medicine. His perspective is both that of a historian and social scientist.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE live interview from Madras, Oregon w/ Jarret Lovell

KUCI DJ Jarret Lovell interviews Kevin live from Madras, Oregon. Kevin reports on the TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE that took place that morning and gives a lively account of ALL the action, including filter glasses, lead-up events and gridlock after the eclipse. TOTALITY is a must see in everyone's lifetime!

Duration: 00:31:28

Matt Law, Professor of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

Professor Matt Law discusses the UCI Materials Research Institute and the new world-class Transmission Electron Microscopes. These four new telescopes are available to all schools at UCI and industry. Professor Law's research group focuses on making new materials and devices to convert sunlight into electricity and fuel.

Walter Stahr, Langson Library 'Book Talk' author of Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary

Walter Stahr discusses his new book, Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary, his research at UCI and his interest in early American leaders. He also shares how he became an author and his writing process. Walter is a New York Times bestselling author and lawyer.

Duration: 00:24:30

G.P. Li, Director of Calit2 and Professor of Engineering

Professor G.P.Li discusses how the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology-Calit2 is working to digitally transform health care, wellness, energy, environments and culture. There are several exciting events coming up!

Tim Chen, Counselor at Student Counseling Center

Tim Chen shares his journey from studying psychology at UCI through his residency training. He also discusses what is offered through the Counseling Center and how he is working to more effectively reach the Asian male community.

Duration: 00:23:42

Marc Nussbaum, Chairman Continuing Educaton's OLLI STEM Curriculum Committee

Marc Nussbaum is very involved with STEM at UCI's Continuing Education Osha Lifelong Learning Institute-OLLI. Today, he discusses the upcoming TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE coming on August 21, 2017. He will be leading a group of students and educators to Madras, Oregon. He also discusses all that OLLI has to offer...

Duration: 00:23:11

Craig Stark, Director of FIBRE and Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior

Professor Craig Stark is the Director of the Facility for Imaging and Brain Research-FIBRE. He is extremely excited with the recent installation of the new state of the art Siemens fMRI which catapults UCI into a world-class nuero imaging facility. His lab at UCI is concerned with mechanisms that underlie memory.

Duration: 00:27:32

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