Saturday, February 17

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Bird gene-mapping project studies biodiversity, effect of climate change

A new branch of environmental science is taking flight as UCLA researchers apply genomic technology to study migratory birds. The Bird Genoscape Project, based at UCLA’s Center for Tropical Research, will analyze the migratory behavior of up to 100 songbird species using a combination of population genomics and environmental data, said Thomas Smith, the center’s founding director. Read more...

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Parents of students at the UCLA Lab School said they are frustrated that the UCLA administration put Norma Silva, the schools principal, on leave without prior notice. UCLA later announced that Silva will remain in the school and handle certain administrative duties until June.   (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)
Parents of students at the UCLA Lab School said they are frustrated that the UCLA administration put Norma Silva, the schools principal, on leave without prior notice. UCLA later announced that Silva will remain in the school and handle certain administrative duties until June.   (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA engineers are researching the use of cyber physical systems in the military, such as CPS-controlled drones to scout dangerous areas or deliver materials for soldiers. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)
UCLA engineers are researching the use of cyber physical systems in the military, such as CPS-controlled drones to scout dangerous areas or deliver materials for soldiers. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

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(Alice Lin/Daily Bruin)
(Alice Lin/Daily Bruin)

iSTEAM teacher Ding Kong engages with first- and second-grade students at the UCLA Lab School. iSTEAM stands for inquiry for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
 (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)
iSTEAM teacher Ding Kong engages with first- and second-grade students at the UCLA Lab School. iSTEAM stands for inquiry for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.
 (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)



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