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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... 

Twins uphold family legacy

Twins uphold family legacy
Alyssa and Stefanie Geiger, fraternal twins, sanitize test tubes for lab classes in the biology stockroom Wednesday. The Geiger sisters, both sophomore biology majors, are third-generation students at the University of La Verne. Their grandparents met while in college at La Verne and were engaged on the steps of Founders Hall. / photo by Scott Mirimanian  Read More →

Issues persist with lab fee system

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences are struggling to balance the rate at which lab fees are spent and the amount of upgrades needed to keep its technology up to date. In addition to tuition, some classes have lab fees, requiring each student in the class to pay between $50 and $100 or more to keep up with the equipment demands of the class. Once... 

Lab fees belong to departments

Every year as the semester starts many students hand over both their tuition and a lab fee that is suppose to benefit them in their major. The departments are able to use these fees toward their budgets to care for the department’s equipment. Students have a general understanding that this extra money is going toward what they need while they are taking equipment heavy courses, even without the department... 

T cell, toxin link discussed in lecture

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Christine Broussard, professor of biology, gave a faculty lecture titled “An Investigation of Non-genomic Effects of Selected Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.” More than 30 people attended the Monday afternoon lecture in the President’s Dining Room. Broussard began her research when a student’s senior project question was about the University of La Verne’s interest... 

Chemist experiments with stained glass

Chemist experiments with stained glass
Mark Nelson, professor of chemistry, points out the details in the stained glass art he has displayed in his office, a piece that took more than 100 hours to create. Nelson started stained glass artwork in 2009, and his pieces have already won two best in show awards at the Los Angeles County Fair. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor After working with students and chemicals in the... 

Ricardo Morales explains nanotechnology

Ricardo Morales explains nanotechnology
  A potential weapon in the battle against ovarian cancer may be found in magnetic nanoparticles that would attract and trap cancer cells. Such is the technology being researched by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ricardo Morales. His lecture on the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles catalytic applications was held Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. / photo by David Bess Jesse... 

New academic building in the works

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer Faculty and administrators hope next year to begin construction of a new academic building. “We’re very early on in this process, probably looking at a building in 2012,” Provost Greg Dewey said. This new building would be a multi-disciplinary facility to relieve the stress placed upon ULV’s current facilities by the recent record-setting influx of new students.... 

Sciences granted $250k from Fletcher Jones

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer What once appeared as inexplicable phenomena – such as how snowflakes are formed or why stars form certain patterns in the sky – will be explained through math and physics now that the University of La Verne has been awarded a $250,000 grant to fund a Complex Dynamical Systems Laboratory. “Any system that evolves with time is a dynamical system,” said Yousef Daneshbod,... 
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