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‘Baal’ The theatre department presents “Baal” by Bertolt Brecht at 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Dailey Theater. The story revolves around Baal, a drunken poet, who contradicts the practices of the bourgeois society. ‘Essence in Pictures’ The Carlson Gallery exhibit “Essence in Pictures: Photography as a Collective Microtome” runs through April 10. The exhibit... 

Science of life meets ‘Essence’ of art

Science of life meets ‘Essence’ of art
Professor of Biology Christine Broussard explains to junior biology major Diana Gonzalez how “Limb Bud and Somites, 2003” is relevant to her classes Feb. 26 in the Carlson Gallery. The teal and purplish colors in Broussard’s image come from dyes that make it easier on the untrained eye to see the formation of a vertebrate limb beginning with a paddle. Broussard is one of nine University of La... 

High salt levels affect fish species

High salt levels affect fish species
Instructor of Biology Pablo Weaver explained the differences between the saltwater fish and the freshwater fish of the Limia perugiae species, which vary in size and shape. Weaver and Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia presented “The Evolution in Extreme Environments: The effects of hyper salinity on the physiology of live bearing fish” Monday. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Deonah Cendejas... 

Happenings

Muqarnas Roberto Catalano, Mehdi Bagheri and Peter Hannalla will perform music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $5 and students are free. ‘Breaking Illusion’ The La Verne College of Law will host a reception for “Breaking Illusion: Artist as Scientist,” exploring the connections between art and science 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the La Verne Law Art Gallery. Admission... 

‘Genetic Chile’ explores GMOs in pepper industry

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer Professor of Biology Jay Jones presented “Genetic Chile,” a documentary by Christopher Dudley where scientists and genetic engineers look at genetically modified foods through the eyes of the farmers from New Mexico protecting their iconic chile pepper. The presentation was part of the “In Context” series, where Jones shows videos about the progression of science... 

LV biology students present at annual event

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Twelve students from the University of La Verne presented their own research at the Experimental Biology Con­ference April 26-30. The Experimental Biology Conference is an annual event held in San Diego where scientists from different science societies judge and present research. Over 14,000 professional scientists attended the event this year. The societies that participated... 

Weaver promotes new, interactive learning

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Kathleen Weaver, assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented “New Ideas in Science Education” for Monday’s faculty lecture. During the presentation, Weaver spoke about teaching students differently and presented her new Research Methods e-book — ideas that came to her while on sabbatical. She spoke about Bloom’s Taxonomy, which was created... 

Detergent disrupts environment

Detergent disrupts environment
Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart had maintained a kind of outdoor laboratory, a biotic environment, in the fountain located in the Johnson Family Plaza. On two consecutive days, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone put detergent into the water. Burkhart said that the detergent killed what life was remaining in the fountain. The fountain was used as a resource for the biology department, providing a space... 

Neher to retire after 55 years

Neher to retire after 55 years
Robert Neher, professor of biology and chairman of the natural sciences division, is retiring after 55 years of service to the La Verne community. Neher is an avid collector of Native American artifacts. He recently acquired a kachina, a Native American character carving that can represent anything from an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon or a concept. Neher loves collecting coins... 

Contreras reaches out to students

Contreras reaches out to students
Following a post-doctoral assignment at the University of Arizona, Heidy Contreras has come to the University of La Verne as a new assistant professor of biology. Over the summer, Contreras was awarded an American Physiological Society Research Recognition Award from the Compar­ative and Evolutionary Physiology section of the APS. Contreras’ research focus is to better understand how organisms... 
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