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ISG Postdoc Sharlene Santana accepted to NSF summer workshop

ISG Postdoctoral Scholar Sharlene Santana has been accepted to participate in the Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching (FIRST) workshop for Postdoctoral Fellows, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  We all congratulate Dr. Santana on this wonderful news! Description FIRST IV is designed to reform undergraduate science education through professional development of postdocs who will design an inquiry-based, student-centered undergraduate…

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ISG Faculty Stefan Timmermans named Chair of Dept of Sociology

Professor Stefan Timmermans has accepted the position of Chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology. He will officially assume the position July 1, 2011. He is currently Vice Chair of that department, and a ISG Faculty member. Professor Timmermans, a world expert in the social aspects of illness, death and dying, is an accomplished researcher and a committed teacher who joined UCLA’s…

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2011 | Jessica Alfaro, co-author – "Pleistocene Diversification Of Living Squirrel Monkeys"

ISG’s Associate Director, Jessica Lynch Alfaro is a co-author on a Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution article, “Pleistocene diversification of living squirrel monkeys (Saimiri spp.) inferred from complete mitochondrial genome sequences“.  The article discusses the very recent divergence of squirrel monkeys, as inferred by complete mitochondrial genome sequences. Abstract: In order to enhance our understanding of the evolutionary history of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri spp.), we…

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UCLA ISG Postdocs Receive Diversity Award

We are very pleased to announce that UCLA Postdoctoral Scholars Drs. Jennifer Smith and Lindsay Smith have each been awarded funds by the UCLA Diversity Program for Innovative Courses in Undergraduate Education. Each of them will receive $10,000 toward the direct costs associated with their selected course, with any remaining balance awarded as a researched stipend. Dr. Jennifer Smith was…

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Appeals Court Lifts Stem Cell Research Ban

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the U.S. court of appeals in Washington overturned a judge’s order that would have blocked federal financing of stem cell research. The judges ruled that opponents are not likely to succeed in their lawsuit to stop the government funding.  The panel reversed an opinion issued last August by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth,…

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