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CSUSB Faculty in the News, Sept. 21

NOTE: Faculty, if you are interviewed and quoted by news media, or if your work has been cited, and you have an online link to the article or video, please let us know. Contact us at news@csusb.edu.  

Cal State San Bernardino students and the city’s theater are featured in remake of ‘The Invisible Man’
The Press-Enterprise/Redlands Daily Facts/The Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Sept. 20, 2018

Cal State San Bernardino theater arts lecturer Carol Damgen has put Inland Empire film making into tighter focus by producing and acting in an updated take on H.G. Wells’ classic horror tale, “The Invisible Man.”

Damgen also designed costumes for the 88-minute film, which was presented this summer at the 2018 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego —  one of just 10 horror/suspense films shown during the event.

“I am incredibly proud that we made this film entirely in the Inland Empire for just over $50,000, using many local students on the project,” said Damgen, who teaches courses including Creative Drama and Intro to Theatre. “Also, we got to feature the beautiful, historic California Theatre in San Bernardino, a protected landmark, which is one if not the jewel of San Bernardino.”

Read the complete article at “Cal State San Bernardino students and the city’s theater are featured in remake of ‘The Invisible Man.’

Vanishing act: CSUSB professor Katherine Gray’s explorations in glass and light
Los Angeles Times

At the start of the summer, the newspaper published a feature article on an exhibit of ten works by Katherine Gray, CSUSB professor of art, which was on display at Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles until Sept. 9.

“‘As Clear as the Experience’ (also the title of the show) crowds 86 pieces of black domestic glassware on shelves in a greenhouse window frame. The inky stockpile renders the window box useless, deviously replicates on a second glance (or so it seems), and simply eats light,” reporter R. Daniel Foster wrote.

Read the complete article at “Vanishing act: Katherine Gray’s explorations in glass and light.”

CSUSB kinesiology lecturer profiled in American Spa
American Spa
Sept. 19, 2018

Luciana LoPresto is the group spa director for PRG Hospitality, principal of Spa Casa Hotel + Spa Consulting, where she also served as the spa consultant for the project. The publication posted a question-and-answer interview with the 28-year spa veteran who is also a lecturer in the kinesiology department at the California State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, and a yoga instructor, in this American Spa Spa Talk.

Read the complete article at 11 questions with PRG Hospitality's Luciana LoPresto.”

These news clips and others may be found at “In the Headlines” at inside.csusb.edu.

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