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UCLA COLLEGE MAGAZINE SUMMER 2019

LIFE SCIENCES: THE FUTURE OF… AGING, BRAIN HEALTH, BIODIVERSITY AND MORE

UCLA life sciences researchers are busy making breakthroughs large and small that are transforming our understanding of life as we know it. This vital science research is leading to real-world solutions for challenges from human health to biodiversity.

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RESEARCH FEATURES

HUMANITIES:

Laure Murat roils the #MeToo debate in France

In a recent book, Director of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies Laure Murat argues that #MeToo is the first serious challenge to patriarchy in modern times, and dismisses the current discussion of #MeToo in France as a polemical misdirection.

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES:

Creating electricity from snowfall and making hydrogen cars affordable

Professor Richard Kaner and researcher Maher El-Kady have designed a series of remarkable devices. Their newest one creates electricity from falling snow.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES:

The stone faces and human problems on Easter Island

In 1981, archaeology graduate student Jo Anne Van Tilburg first set foot on the island of Rapa Nui, commonly called Easter Island, eager to further her interest in rock art by studying the iconic stone heads that enigmat­ically survey the landscape.

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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

Early graduation within reach for most Bruins

To her surprise, Qiyuan (Grace) Miao realized during her sophomore year that she could graduate a year early, allowing her to begin graduate school ahead of schedule.

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