Thursday, April 19

Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)
Olga Kagan was a professor and undergraduate advisor in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures. (Courtesy of Diane Hofland)

Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)

UCLA professor heads long-term evolutionary biology project on marmots

Daniel Blumstein’s office is filled with marmot souvenirs, ranging from a “marmot-Xing” sign, to marmot T-shirts and memes, to a casino advertisement featuring a marmot. Blumstein, a UCLA ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots, including marmot alarm calls, environmental conservation and the evolution of animal behavior. Read more...

Daniel Blumstein, an ecology and evolutionary biology professor and head of the Marmot Project in the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, studies a range of topics through his research on marmots. (Photo by Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin, Illustration by Evan Charfauros/Daily Bruin)

Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed as editor in chief after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
Jacob Preal, a second-year political science student, was officially appointed as editor in chief after receiving the staff’s endorsement at a hearing Friday night. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Isadora Kosofsky, who graduated from UCLA in 2017, is a photojournalist who covers individuals in prison, senior citizens and developmentally disabled individuals. (Courtesy of Ryan Lash)
Isadora Kosofsky, who graduated from UCLA in 2017, is a photojournalist who covers individuals in prison, senior citizens and developmentally disabled individuals. (Courtesy of Ryan Lash)

Süleyman Ari, who graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in political science in 2004, is now a professor of accessible education at Anadolu University in Turkey. (Photo courtesy of Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today)
Süleyman Ari, who graduated from UCLA with a master’s degree in political science in 2004, is now a professor of accessible education at Anadolu University in Turkey. (Photo courtesy of Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today)

UCLA alumna Iris Cong was named a Hertz Fellow last week for her research in quantum computing. She is pictured here at the 2018 Engineering Awards dinner, where she was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Edward K. Rice Outstanding Bachelor's Student Award. (Courtesy of Iris Cong)
UCLA alumna Iris Cong was named a Hertz Fellow last week for her research in quantum computing. She is pictured here at the 2018 Engineering Awards dinner, where she was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Edward K. Rice Outstanding Bachelor's Student Award. (Courtesy of Iris Cong)

Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, talked about his journalistic background and how he plans on maintaining objectivity as a commentator. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)
Dominic Thomas, chair of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies, talked about his journalistic background and how he plans on maintaining objectivity as a commentator. (Anna Moreno-Takegami/Daily Bruin)


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