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  • Climate change a likely culprit in coqui frog's altered calls, say UCLA biologists
    Health Canal - April 14, 2014

    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.
  • Breakthrough therapy allows four paraplegic men to voluntarily move their legs
    UCLA Newsroom - April 07, 2014

    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.
  • Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer
    UCLA Newsroom - April 04, 2014

    A new UCLA psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary — not the other way around.
  • Schools have limited success in reducing bullying, new analysis find
    UCLA Newsroom - April 1, 2014

    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.
  • UCLA's Science and Food Series Returns
    LA Weekly - March 25, 2014

    Professor Amy Rowat's Science and Food Series is back with a new lineup, which includes Wylie Dufresne, Ole Mouritsen, Lena Kwak and L.A.'s own Morihiro Onodera.
  • To be Young, Black, and Male
    Huffington Post Blog - March 11, 2014

    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.
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April 23 7:00 PM
The Science of Sushi
2014 Science and Food Public Lecture Series
Dr. Ole G. Mouritsen and Chef Morihiro Onodera
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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
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"Biological invasions: What's new, and why the controversy"
Professor Daniel Simberloff, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (RSVP)
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