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Agreement opens the door for health careers

Jennifer Jackson Assistant Editor Students pursuing a career in the health professions can gain early admission for graduate programs offered at Western University in Pomona through an agreement signed by University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman and Western President Philip Pumerantz in early April. “This felt like a very easy, geographically close way for our students, who are interested... 

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... 

Ruiz mentors debaters to success

Ruiz mentors debaters to success
Director of Forensics Robert Ruiz reads “Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence” and relaxes before debate Nationals while displaying his favorite sports teams’ jerseys in the debate team’s lounge. Ruiz enjoys reading and is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic, especially of the Dodgers and Denver Broncos football, but says his life is his work. / photo by Helen Arase Hayley Hulin Staff... 

Garcia talks about cellular aging

Garcia talks about cellular aging
Jerome Garcia inspired the audience at his faculty lecture on Monday while explaining his research on Histone Glutathionylation. He emphasized the far reaching effects of his findings and how it could specifically be a mechanism for aging and preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The next faculty lecture is Monday. / photo by Keenan Gilson Kellie Galentine Staff Writer Jerome Garcia,... 

Faculty showcase research, creativity

Faculty showcase research, creativity
Juli Minoves Triquell, assistant professor of political science, and Provost Greg Dewey talked about research from the history and political science department at the Ninth Annual Research and Professional Activity Day on Tuesday in the Campus Center. / photo by Kelley Magguilli Christian Orozco Sports Editor Faculty, staff and students gathered Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom to present and... 

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey
Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia was the first of his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from La Verne in 1998. He went on to the University of Southern California for his Ph.D. He decided to teach biology so he could guide students in their college careers. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Jerome Garcia, associate professor of biology and University... 

Garcia, Weaver explore science of aging

Garcia, Weaver explore science of aging
Jerome Garcia and his research partner, Kathleen Weaver, shared their research in a presentation titled “Modification/Mutation of Mitochondrial DNA: Implications for Aging and Age-Related Disease” on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Garcia spoke about free radicals, how they affect the cellular structure of humans and their involvement in a variety of diseases. / photo by Allison Lavelle Grady... 

New community health major is collaborative

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Starting in fall 2011, the University of La Verne will offer a bachelor of science degree in community health. Provost Greg Dewey recognized the potential in developing this new major, which was designed by Kent Badger, professor of health services management, and Jerome Garcia, professor of biology, as well as faculty from Claremont Graduate University. “What this program... 

Garcia emphasizes accountability in convocation address

Garcia emphasizes accountability in convocation address
“Accountability, or Blame it on the Alcohol” was the title of Jerome Garcia’s convocation speech to ring in the new school year. It centers on the lack of responsibility many people take toward their own lives and toward the lives of others. Garcia, an associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, graduated from the University of La Verne in 1998. He completed his doctorate... 
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