Monday, March 25

Third-year musical theater student Fernando Castro and third-year theater acting student
Romy Bavli will both perform in “The Liane Kazan Project,” which features performances from students in Kazan’s studio presentation class. 
 (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
Third-year musical theater student Fernando Castro and third-year theater acting student
Romy Bavli will both perform in “The Liane Kazan Project,” which features performances from students in Kazan’s studio presentation class. 
 (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Audrey at the Hammer, which opened Feb. 26, offers European dishes on its menu as well as some casual diner fare. Overall, the restaurant fails to provide satisfactory contemporary dishes that live up to their inflated price tags. (Courtesy of Sean Ryan Pierce)
Audrey at the Hammer, which opened Feb. 26, offers European dishes on its menu as well as some casual diner fare. Overall, the restaurant fails to provide satisfactory contemporary dishes that live up to their inflated price tags. (Courtesy of Sean Ryan Pierce)

UCLA researchers found developing fruit flies exhibited activity in their innermost eye cells before they were able to open their eyes. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Fruit fly brain cells offer potential insight on human synapse formation

UCLA researchers discovered a pattern in fruit fly brain cells that might help explain how human brains make connections between their brain cells. Orkun Akin, an assistant professor of neurobiology, and Bryce Bajar, a graduate student and first author on the paper, found developing fruit flies exhibited activity in their innermost eye cells before they were able to open their eyes. Read more...

UCLA researchers found developing fruit flies exhibited activity in their innermost eye cells before they were able to open their eyes. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Six speakers, including one UCLA student, talked about their experiences with eating disorders and how they have each approached recovery at an event held by the Body Image Task Force and Project HEAL Tuesday. (Tabatha Lewis/Daily Bruin)
Six speakers, including one UCLA student, talked about their experiences with eating disorders and how they have each approached recovery at an event held by the Body Image Task Force and Project HEAL Tuesday. (Tabatha Lewis/Daily Bruin)

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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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...

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


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