TV salutes Academic Connections' learning and magic: 'College-level curriculum in academic setting'

Local TV outlets are shining a bright light on UC San Diego Extension’s Academic Connections.

Throughout August, Cox Channel 4 is airing a six-minute video that profiles the on-campus program in which 340 top high-school students from throughout the county attended UC San Diego for a five-week immersion session.

Produced last month, the TV feature is part of Channel 4’s annual “Salute to Education” in which top teachers, students and the latest learning programs are highlighted.

“We’re very grateful to Channel 4 for their interest in our programs,” said Ed Abeyta, director of Extension’s K-12 programs. “We’re now able to reach even more students and parents with our message of presenting a college-level curriculum in an academic setting.”

The Channel 4 video is hosted by the station’s Kimberly King, with narration by Jack Gates.

In addition, San Diego 6’s “Wake Up San Diego” recently aired a live segment on Extension’s upcoming youth-enrichment camp, “Magic and the Mind.”

The camp, designed and taught by UC San Diego cognitive science lecturer Dr. Iris Oved with magician Tom Interval, will engage middle- and high-school students in perception, attention, memory, assumptions, reasoning and social cognition.

In addition to studying and performing magic tricks that exploit certain weaknesses in cognitive functions, participants will discuss how the functions play a role in deceiving the mind.

Presented by Extension, the camp will be held Aug. 11-15 at Extension's UCC, 6256 Greenwich Dr. San Diego, CA 92122 (map, directions).

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