Peter Narins, UCLA distinguished professor of integrative biology and physiology and of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Sebastiaan Meenderink, a UCLA physics researcher have linked changes in Puerto Rican climate over the past three decades to small but significant changes to the coqui frog, the territory's national animal.
Four young men who have been paralyzed for years achieved groundbreaking progress — moving their legs — as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, an international team of life scientists reports today in the medical journal Brain.
Jaana Juvonen, UCLA professor of Psychology is lead author of the most thorough analysis to date of studies on school bullying. She and her colleagues have found that K-12 schools' efforts to curtail bullying are often disappointing.
Recent research by Phillip Atiba Goff, UCLA assistant professor of social psychology, and Matthew Jackson, a UCLA postdoctoral fellow in social psychology, examines police officers' attitudes toward African-Americans, particularly their perception of young black boys.
May 2 9:30 AM Symposium on Teaching Math to Life Scientists The symposium will showcase a day-long series of speakers discussing timely issues in the mathematics education of 21st century Life Science majors. Topics will range from pedagogy and content considerations for math courses, to factors such as stereotype threat affecting student learning. Venue: Hershey Hall, Room 158
April 23 7:00 PM The Science of Sushi 2014 Science and Food Public Lecture Series Dr. Ole G. Mouritsen and Chef Morihiro Onodera Venue: Schoenberg Hall - UCLA
April 30 6:00 PM Oppenheim Lecture Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest (RSVP by April 23) Dr. Thomas B. Smith, Professor and Director, Center for Tropical Research / Institute of the Environment and Sustainability / Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Venue: enart Auditorium, Fowler Museum at UCLA