James R. Carey: Presentation in Paris to Discuss UC Research Seminar Network
June 29, 2012 See index of entomology seminars on UCTV
James R. Carey
DAVIS--James R. Carey, professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, has been invited to a worldwide conference in Paris to discuss how and why he launched the UC research seminar network on UCTVand how the concept can be expanded and applied to European scientists. He also will relate how he developed a popular online course for undergraduates.
The conference, sponsored by the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris, Descartes, takes place July 13-15 and focuses on “Learning Through Research.”
Carey, invited by CRI director François Taddei, will speak at a session on innovative science teaching on July 14, and then participate in a “how-to” workshop on July 15. The conference will draw CRI faculty and students, 20 international speakers from five continents and officials from the French ministry.
CRI is interested in networking with other scientists throughout the world, through similar video-taped seminars.
Several years ago when Carey chaired the UC Systemwide Committee on Research Policy, he sought a strategic approach to record, broadcast and archive the hundreds of seminars that take place weekly on the 10 UC campuses. His project became a reality last year.
In a pilot program, he and his graduate students used low-tech, easy-to-use equipment to video-tape UC Davis Department of Entomology seminars and other seminars on the UC campus. They then uploaded them to UCTV. The research seminar network now extends to all 10 campuses. All allow free public access.
Also at the Paris conference, Carey will talk about the online course development of his undergraduate course, “Terrorism and War.” In the spring of 2012, he partnered with the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, in a one-of-a-kind effort to provide students with a close look at world conflict through the eyes of U.S. defense strategists and policy makers.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology