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Great Minds Gather Here (Video) UCTV

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Be inspired by people of originality and intellectuality who made outstanding contributions to their fields.

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    Dr. Talmadge King - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Dr. Talmadge King - A Life in Medicine: People Shaping Healthcare Today

    Dr. Talmadge King, Jr. is Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at UCSF. Dr. King is an internationally known expert on interstitial lung diseases. In the interview with current chair of UCSF’s Department of Medicine, Dr. Bob Wachter, Dr. King describes his remarkable journey from a small town upbringing –including segregated schools –to the pinnacle of academic medicine. Dr. King is the recipient of several major honors, including the Trudeau Medal, the highest honor of the American Thoracic Society. Prior to assuming his role as dean, he was chair of UCSF’s Department of Medicine and Chief of the Medical Service at San Francisco General Hospital. Series: "Great Minds Gather Here" [Health and Medicine] [Business] [Show ID: 32874]

    • 58 min
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    Free Speech and the University: Historical Roots and Current Challenges with Erwin Chemerinsky Dean of Berkeley Law

    Free Speech and the University: Historical Roots and Current Challenges with Erwin Chemerinsky Dean of Berkeley Law

    Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country’s preeminent constitutional scholars and dean of the University of California, Berkeley’s law school, looks at the intersection of the First Amendment and higher education in this talk sponsored by Student Affairs, the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, and the Law and Society Program at UC San Diego. Series: "Great Minds Gather Here" [Public Affairs] [Education] [Show ID: 33388]

    • 58 min
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    The Human Social Brain: How It Works and How It Goes Awry in Schizophrenia and the General Population

    The Human Social Brain: How It Works and How It Goes Awry in Schizophrenia and the General Population

    Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, has been fascinated with the human brain, behavior and mental illness since his undergraduate days. In particular, his research focuses on schizophrenia, a chronic brain disorder that affects about 1 percent of the population. In this UCLA Faculty Research Lecture, he describes how his lab uses discoveries in psychology and social neuroscience about normal brain functioning to inform his schizophrenia research. And now, Green and his colleagues are moving into new territory, studying the causes of social isolation among people who do not have schizophrenia. You’ll learn about the tools they use such as functional MRI, that measures and maps brain activity, and EEG, that detects electrical activity in the brain, and how they do research to answer questions about social isolation in the general public. Series: "UCLA Faculty Research Lectures" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 32573]

    • 57 min
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    Nosferatu with Werner Herzog - Hollywood Berlin

    Nosferatu with Werner Herzog - Hollywood Berlin

    A legendary director noted for his uncompromising passion, Werner Herzog joins Carsey-Wolf Center Director Patrice Petro for a discussion about his 1979 film “Nosferatu The Vampyre” which he says is a tribute to the classic 1922 film "Nosferatu” by F.W. Murnau. Herzog also discusses his career and the film’s significance as a bridge to the masterworks of interwar cinema. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Humanities] [Show ID: 33062]

    • 56 min
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    From Bitcoin to Central Bank Digital Currencies

    From Bitcoin to Central Bank Digital Currencies

    In 2013 the price of Bitcoin surged to over $1100 causing central banks around the world to take notice. Four years later, the price of Bitcoin is twice as high as its previous peak and central banks around the world are exploring the benefits of issuing crypto-based digital representations of fiat monies, more commonly known as central bank digital currencies. Rod Garratt, UCSB Professor of Economics, describes his work on a project to build a proof of concept for a wholesale interbank payment system that facilitates payments of central bank digital currency using a distributed ledger. Series: "Great Minds Gather Here" [Business] [Show ID: 32757]

    • 28 min
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    The Hacking of the American Mind with Dr. Robert Lustig

    The Hacking of the American Mind with Dr. Robert Lustig

    The best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig explores how industry has contributed to a culture of addiction, depression and chronic disease. Always provocative, Lustig reveals the science that drives these states of mind and offers solutions we can use. Series: "Great Minds Gather Here" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32572]

    • 32 min

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