New: UCSD Extension
By Jackie Carr | October 23, 2006
What’s new this academic year? This Week@UCSD
is taking a quick look at what’s in store for
different areas of campus. Here’s what UCSD
Extension is up to for 2006-07.
• UCSD Extension announces “LAUNCH,”
a new program to help undergraduates jumpstart their
transition into the workplace. Students can earn a
certificate in the field of their choice and are connected
with a career coach to help land a job upon graduation. http://extension.ucsd.edu/Programs/launch/
• New classes and programs are offered in Digital Music, Historic Preservation, Biometric Engineering, Software Product Development, Patent Drafting, and Healthcare Leadership. http://extension.ucsd.edu
• Together with the UCSD School of Medicine and California Western School of Law, Extension is launching a new Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Health Law. The MAS is a fully accredited, 36-unit master's degree conferred by both universities. The only program of its kind the western U.S., it equips graduates with a better understanding of the best scientific, ethical, regulatory, and management practices in both fields. http://Hlaw.ucsd.edu
• UCSD Extension is launching a new defense technology program in winter of 2007. It is designed for military, government and defense contractor employees. This new program will teach the essentials in defense technology and ultimately lead to effective defense preparedness. Participants will be better prepared to do important technical work for the systems that support those who stand in harm's way.
• Extension’s new Mission Valley Center
is located at 404 Camino Del Rio South and offers
more than 6,300 square feet of classroom space in
addition to wireless Internet access, free parking
and close proximity to the airport. The center serves
more than 2,600 students. http://extension.ucsd.edu/Student/index.cfm?vAction=maps
• The new Web site for the Helen Edison
lecture series is now up and running: http://helenedison.ucsd.edu/
New speakers for the free series include Robert T.
Pennock on "The Ground Rules of Science: Why
the Judge Ruled Intelligent Design Creationism Out
of Court" and Alma Guillermoprieto on "Truth
and Beauty in Mexico."
• Global CONNECT is helping link organizations committed to building international technology-based enterprises. New projects include a contract with the Province of British Columbia to conduct a comprehensive review of their technology transfer and commercialization systems and the Fourth Annual Global CONNECT Meeting, in Toronto in December. http://globalconnect.ucsd.edu/