Catch the SECC premiere of new programming from UCTV this August. Tune in to SECC Comcast 15 Monday – Friday at 5:30PM to watch.
Week 1 Highlight: Andrés Martin’s Unstoppable
Camarada presents the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Tijuana-based bassist and composer Andrés Martin. Unstoppable is a work in four movements for flute, violin, and double bass that reflects its creator’s multiculturalism. In conversation with Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director of UC San Diego’s Center for US-Mexican Studies, and Beth Ross Buckley, Co-Artistic Director of Camarada, Martin discusses Unstoppable’s genesis and structure, and reflects upon his cross border projects and his work with Camarada.
Week 1 Full Program Offerings
- Monday, August 2: Healing While Managing Pain and Addiction Risk – Health Talks
- Tuesday, August 3: Andrés Martin’s Unstoppable
- Wednesday, August 4: Careers in Data Science Part 1 – Resources for College Students – Science Like Me
- Thursday, August 5: CARTA – The Evolution of Human Physical Activity – Yana Kamberov – Genetic Drivers of Human Thermoregulatory Skin Traits
- Friday, August 6: CARTA – The Evolution of Human Physical Activity – Daniel Lieberman – The Evolution of Walking and Running
Week 2 Highlight: 40 Years A Prisoner with Mike Africa Jr.
Moderator Diane Fujino joins activist and documentary subject Mike Africa Jr. for a discussion of Tommy Oliver’s new documentary, 40 Years A Prisoner. A riveting chronicle of the controversial 1978 Philadelphia police raid on the radical back-to-nature group MOVE, 40 Years a Prisoner follows Africa Jr.’s decades-long fight to free his parents from prison in the aftermath. Together, Fujino and Africa Jr. discuss how Oliver’s documentary situates the MOVE raid within a longer history of police violence against Black communities in Philadelphia, and the lasting impact of MOVE’s radical philosophy.
Week 2 Full Program Offerings
- Monday, August 9: Research for Resilience on a Changing Planet – Drought in the West – Research and Scientific Tools for Coping with Climate Change
- Tuesday, August 10: Research for Resilience on a Changing Planet – Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
- Wednesday, August 11: Space – The Spinal Frontier
- Thursday, August 12: Frozen Obsession – CWC Docs
- Friday, August 13: 40 Years A Prisoner with Mike Africa Jr.
Week 3 Highlight: CARTA: The Evolution of Human Physical Activity
Human physical activities differ significantly from other species. How, when and why did these capabilities evolve? What adaptations underlie them? And how did the evolution of human physical activity affect other key human characteristics that have advanced our species? Herman Pontzer explores the evolution of metabolism, Grazyna Jasienska discusses different effects of activity on women’s reproductive health and Ellen Breen explores an evolutionary pathway for high endurance activity.
Week 3 Full Program Offerings
- Monday, August 16: COVID-19 Vaccines – Science and Safety
- Tuesday, August 17: CARTA – The Evolution of Human Physical Activity – Daniel Lieberman, Yana Kamberov
- Wednesday, August 18: CARTA – The Evolution of Human Physical Activity – Daniel Lieberman, David Raichlen
- Thursday, August 19: CARTA – The Evolution of Human Physical Activity – Tatum Simonson, Jandy Hanna, David Carrier
- Friday, August 20: CARTA – The Evolution of Human Physical Activity – Herman Pontzer, Grazyna Jasienska, Ellen Breen
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