Final Blog Compilation

Revolutionizing Poultry: Bioengineering in Roosters via Cas9-CRISPR

My name is Ryan Xu and I am a first-year Computational and Systems Biology major, a field that applies the techniques of computer science, applied mathematics, and statistics to address problems inspired by evolutionary biology. Computational biology has significantly impacted genetic engineering by making it possible to alter genetic information within organisms, especially in the realm of roosters!

Ghee and Goat Wisdom: Ayurveda's Holistic Magic

My name is Neha Thakkar and I am from Portland, Oregon. I am currently a third year student at UCLA majoring in psychology and minoring in public health. This Food Studies class has given me valuable insight into my Chinese zodiac sign, the goat, and how it relates to my studies. The goat acts as a symbol of gentleness, kindness, and peace in Chinese culture.

"Roosters, Dragons, and Climate Change: Navigating Political Science in the Year of Transformation"

My name is Alex Li and as a proud Rooster currently studying in school, I've spent my years pecking through the dense underbrush of Political Science. This field, rich with the nuances of governance, policy, and the fabric that binds societies, has honed my analytical skills, enabling me to address complex issues from unique perspectives. This year, the Dragon soars through the calendar, symbolizing power, luck, and prosperity.

HOX ZODIAC FINAL BLOG

Hi everyone! My name is Kane Wan, and I am a third year student here studying business economics and film, television, and digital media. My zodiac sign is a horse and it has a very interesting relationship with the dragon, which is this year’s zodiac sign. The Horse is known for being energetic, independent, and adventurous, and people born in the Year of the Horse are often seen as hardworking and intelligent. We value freedom and may have a strong desire for exploration and new experiences.

Final Blog Post

Throughout the quarter,  Professor Vesna was an excellent lecturer who showed a genuine interest in the concept of Hox zodiac. I learned a lot from her, and I discovered how important the Hox Zodiac is to our identity. I honestly didn't know much about the Hox Zodiac, nor did I realize there were certain dishes associated with each zodiac. Because this lesson was so engaging, I decided to learn more about my zodiac sign.

Final Blog: Group Presentation Feedback

On March 7, 2023, which was our last day of class, Professor Vesna invited a few students from her Design Media Arts class to present their final projects to us which were related to food and hox zodiac. The first presentation was by Charles and Rachel, the second presentation was by Colette and Peyton, and the final presentation was by Aileen, Junie and Stella.

Final Blog Entry

I enjoyed all three of the class presentations we received during class and I love that they brought in the food from their presentations to share with the class because it made me feel as if I was there during their actual dinner. 

 

Final Blog Entry

I enjoyed all three of the class presentations we received during class and I love that they brought in the food from their presentations to share with the class because it made me feel as if I was there during their actual dinner. 

 

Food Studies and the Hox Zodiac Project

My name is Steven Le, and I am a 2nd year nursing student at the UCLA School of Nursing. I was born in the year of the dragon. Initially, when I entered this class, what I knew about zodiac signs was limited to mythology and the celebration of the Lunar New Year. However, I have come to learn that the zodiac signs represent so many different cultures and ideas. The most important thing I have learned is that all animals are innate in all of us.

Exploring Food and Culture

My name is Cami Chou and I am a second year born in the year of the sheep. I took this class due my passion for food, both eating and making, as it is something that both brings me joy and allows me to explore cultures and cuisines. This class has allowed me to further my exploration of food and how different people’s identities can affect their cooking and foods they eat and create.

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