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Faculty in the News, Dec. 19

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CSUSB professor offers perspective on demise of an extreme right-wing group
Willamette (Portland, Ore.) Week
Dec. 19, 2018
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article on the demise of the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys, which the news report says began with the firing of a female deputy from the Clark County, Ore., Sheriff’s Department.
The former deputy was dismissed after a photo surfaced of her wearing clothing that allegedly declared her affiliation with the group, the news report said. “When the Clark County sheriff fired Deputy Erin Willey, it set off a national chain reaction that would lead to the resignation of the Proud Boys' founder,” the report said.
"The spotlight of attention, coupled with the violence, has caused [the leadership] to implode and leave these groups rudderless," says   Levin. "If you want to have any kind of mainstream appeal, getting connected to any kind of criminality, that's not going to fly."
Read the complete article at “The national unraveling of the Proud Boys began in Vancouver, Wash., with a revenge plot by an ex-boyfriend.”

CSUSB professor comments on U.S. concern over Hezbollah’s influence in Lebanon
Press TV
Dec. 19, 2018
The United States is concerned about Hezbollah's growing popularity and political influence in Lebanon due to the fact that Washington prefers to see a new civil war among different factions in the country, says an academic.
“Hezbollah is legitimate and this is a very positive sign that the Lebanese political system can work within its own context and structures rather than turning into what the United States and Israel would hope for and that is a new bout of sectarian war and conflict,” David Yaghoubian, professor of history at Cal State San Bernardino told Press TV in an interview on Wednesday.
Yaghoubian made the comments in reaction to a U,S. State Department official who expressed concern about the efforts of Hezbollah's political allies that “provide it with top cover and a veneer of legitimacy.”
“The United States and the Zionists lose, should Lebanon gather force internally which would of course bring the members of the current political system and all elements together closer with Hezbollah which already has been and remains a legitimate participating member of the Lebanese government. But this will even extend its role further and I believe that for those that truly seek peace and stability in the region this only can be seen as positive,” he added.  
Read the complete article and watch the online video of the interview at “US concerned over Hezbollah’s influence in Lebanon.”
Press TV is a 24-hour English language news and documentary network affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.

Advice to avoid mistakes early in a relationship offered by CSUSB professor
Dec. 19, 2018
The rush of attraction can be all-consuming. In the first weeks and months of getting to know a certain someone, when your mutual stories somehow seem funnier and more insightful, time spent together can feel as though the world has blurred so that your bond could come into focus. And that's a lot of fun—but it can also be precarious.
"You should maintain balance in your life," says Kelly Campbell, professor of psychology and human development at California State University, San Bernardino. "It is a mistake to spend all of your time with a new partner. Besides causing damage to yourself, such as losing your identity or losing friends, doing this often turns off a new partner, too."
Read the complete article at “Are you making these 6 early dating mistakes? Don't worry, an expert can help.”

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