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CSUSB Faculty in the News, Sept. 26

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.  

CSUSB professor co-authors article on GOP endorsements for the mid-term elections in November
Sept. 24, 2018

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, co-wrote with FiveThirtyEight colleagues Nathaniel Rakich and Mai Nguyen, wrote: “The Republican Party is a coalition of overlapping factions — pro-business types, libertarians, evangelicals, populists, single-issue advocates and more — but to whom does it really belong? To many, the answer is clear: Donald J. Trump. And the success of Trump-endorsed candidates in the Republican primaries this year seems to bear that out — but, according to our research, that’s only part of the story.”

Read the complete article at “We looked at hundreds of endorsements. Here’s who Republicans are listening to.

CSUSB professor comments on U.S. Rep. Aguilar’s announcement of $750,000 grant to grow cyber pilot program at CSUSB
STL News
Sept. 25, 2018

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced on Sept. 25 a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $749,869 for the Community College Cyber Pilot Program (C3P) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).

The funding will allow CSUSB to develop a pilot program in which faculty will mentor thirty students from five community colleges to help them find federal jobs in cyber security. The purpose of the program is to increase the level of diversity among students enrolled in cyber security programs and allow members of underrepresented communities to engage in the field.

Tony Coulson, director of the Cyber Security Center at CSUSB, commented, “Cyber security is an important concern nationally and in this region. This program will help improve the pipeline of critically needed cyber skills. CSUSB is helping provide national leadership in these initiatives.”

Read the complete article at “Aguilar announces $750,000 to grow cyber pilot program at CSUSB.”

CSUSB professor discusses dating after a divorce for people in their 30s
Sept. 24, 2018

Dating is always tricky, period. It was overwhelming in high school, complex in college, and even more complicated as an adult—and that’s if you’ve never been married before. If you’re a 30-something navigating dating after a divorce, then meeting someone new can come with an entirely different layer of challenges.

“The average age for first-time marriage in the U.S. is 27 for women and 29 for men, so people can stigmatize someone for being in their 30s and already divorced,” says Kelly Campbell, a psychology professor at California State University, San Bernardino. “This stigma could cause a person to wonder whether there is something wrong with them for having divorced at a young age, and their self-esteem could suffer.”

The lifestyle website asked Campbell to describe the mindset and approach for divorced people in their 30s when they decide to date again.

Read the complete article at “Dating after a divorce in your 30s is easier if you follow these 4 expert tips.”

CSUSB professor interviewed for article about the 20-year anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder
Out Smart
Sept. 25, 2018

An article revisiting the murder of Matthew Shepard 20 years ago and events in the city of Laramie, Wyo., and the University of Wyoming commemorating his death included an interview with Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
The center predicts that the new FBI report will reveal disturbing news about a resurgence of violence in the nation’s biggest cities, including Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.

“Our investigation found that hate crime totals for the 10 largest cities rose for four straight years to the highest level in a decade,” according Levin, who supervised the center’s May 2018 report.

The center also identified the most common hate-crime categories in its analysis as anti-black, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Latino.

Read the complete article at “Twenty years after Matthew Shepard’s murder, hate crimes are on the rise.”

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

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