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Budding science teachers earn scholarships

The University of La Verne has received a nearly $900,000 National Science Foundation Grant for scholarships and internships. The money will be distributed by the La Verne Noyce Teacher Scholars Program, which provides up to $15,000 a year for students who are interested in teaching biology, mathematics, chemistry and physics.

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In her talk “Do I Need To Know This for the Exam?” Christine Broussard, associate professor of biology, focused on improving pedagogical techniques in the biology classroom through the “Design Your Own Experiment” method, emphasizing student-directed project ideas. Marga Madhuri, associate professor of education, helped develop the logistics of the research project and handled the surveys. The presentation was held last week in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Rafael Anguiano

Lecture lends advice on student projects

In her talk “Do I Need To Know This for the Exam?” Christine Broussard, associate professor of biology, focused on improving pedagogical techniques in the biology classroom through the “Design Your Own Experiment” method, emphasizing student-directed project ideas.

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Faculty and students gathered on Oct. 9 for Christine Broussard’s Faculty Lecture Series talk in the Presidents Dining Room concerning T-cell development. Broussard was recently awarded a $147,547 Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement grant to develop the undergraduate biology course sequence, titled “Visualizing Cells and Embryos: Integrating Modern Cell and Development Biology Techniques into the Undergraduate Biology Curriculum.” / photo by Jaclyn Dino

Toxins tamper with T cell growth

Alexandra Lozano Editorial Director Women – watch what you eat. Professor Christine Brous­sard and others researched how pesticides change cells in the thymus during fetal development. About 15 people gathered in the President’s Dining room on Oct. 9 for Broussard’s lecture “The Effects of Selected Environmental Toxicants on the Viability and Development of T Cells.” […]

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Film, media fight global warming

After the release of “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore was at the center of jokes and parodies concerning global warming. In May 2006 Gore starred in the opening skit on “Saturday Night Live,” joking about how his last six years as “president” have changed the world for the best.

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