Tuesday, July 23

Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty gave a book talk Monday hosted by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance. The book, "This is How We Dance Now!," is about the changing culture surrounding Bollywood dance. (Courtesy of Doctor Pallabi Chakravorty)

Author’s book explores evolution of Bollywood dance into more diverse art form

Bollywood dance has shifted from the classical elite to the everyday citizen, said Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty. Within her book, “This is How We Dance Now!,” she analyzes the change in the instruction in dance, as well as the social classes that participate in the activity today. Read more...

Photo: Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty gave a book talk Monday hosted by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance. The book, "This is How We Dance Now!," is about the changing culture surrounding Bollywood dance. (Courtesy of Doctor Pallabi Chakravorty)

Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty gave a book talk Monday hosted by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance. The book, "This is How We Dance Now!," is about the changing culture surrounding Bollywood dance. (Courtesy of Doctor Pallabi Chakravorty)

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No Offense, But: Standardized tests

“No Offense, But” is back in your feeds! Join Opinion editor Keshav Tadimeti and columnists Will Bleveans and Tabatha Lewis this week as they weigh the pros and cons of eliminating the SAT and ACT from University of California admissions. Read more...

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Last November, the Woolsey fire burned over 80 percent of the federal parkland of the Santa Monica Mountains. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA professors conduct research on effects of Woolsey fire on local ecosystems

UCLA professors are conducting a field research study to examine how wildfire severity affects species native to the Santa Monica Mountains. Brad Shaffer, a distinguished professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, and Jon Keeley, an adjunct professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology, are researching the effect of the Woolsey fire on plant and animal species in the federal parkland of the Santa Monica Mountains. Read more...

Photo: Last November, the Woolsey fire burned over 80 percent of the federal parkland of the Santa Monica Mountains. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Last November, the Woolsey fire burned over 80 percent of the federal parkland of the Santa Monica Mountains. (Axel Lopez/Assistant Photo editor)

Beekeepers will be able to attach a 3D-printed microscope to a smartphone device to view samples of a dead bee's gut tissue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA researchers develop smartphone-based microscope to detect lethal bee parasites

UCLA researchers helped develop a smartphone-based microscope to detect parasites in bees. Aydogan Ozcan, the associate director of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, developed a 3D-printed microscope to help beekeepers quickly determine if one of their bee colonies is infected with Nosema apis or Nosema ceranae, unicellular parasites that infect honeybees. Read more...

Photo: Beekeepers will be able to attach a 3D-printed microscope to a smartphone device to view samples of a dead bee's gut tissue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Beekeepers will be able to attach a 3D-printed microscope to a smartphone device to view samples of a dead bee's gut tissue. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)



Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and their implications. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Harvard professor lectures at UCLA on implications of subconscious biases

A Harvard Professor said everyone has implicit biases they may not even realize at an event Saturday. Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and the implications it has on those that society is biased against. Read more...

Photo: Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and their implications. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Mahzarin Banaji, a professor and administrative chair at Harvard University, spoke at the California Nanosystems Institute at UCLA regarding how implicit biases affect the way society thinks and their implications. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)


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