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Faculty in the News, Dec. 3

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UN must pursue Iran’s charges against Saudi Arabia, says CSUSB professor
Press TV
Dec. 1, 2018

David Yaghoubian, professor of history at Cal State San Bernardino, told Press TV on Saturday that “it is necessary for the United Nations Security Council as well as the United Nations’ secretary general to pursue the evidence that has been [offered by Iranian representative] regarding these Saudi malign activities and its ongoing effort to destabilize the region and to as best it can attempt to weaken the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

“It is absolutely critical that the secretary general and the Security Council also look at the ties between the Israeli government, the American government and these nefarious plans for the destabilization of region and of Iran,” the professor also said.

Watch the complete interview at "UN must pursue Iran's charges against Saudi Arabia: Academic."

CSUSB professor’s documentary reviewed by Palestinian survivor of the Nakba
Middle East Eye
Nov. 29, 2018
 
Communication studies professor Ahlam Mutaseb’s documentary “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” in which she co-produced and co-directed, was reviewed by Palestinian survivor of the Nakba, Hatim Kanaaneh.

“‘1948: Creation & Catastrophe’ is a documentary that provides compelling insights into the horrors of the Nakba, but much of the story remains to be told,” Kanaaneh said. “I am not neutral on the subject of this documentary; a Palestinian who survived the Nakba never could be. It would be like asking Elie Wiesel to take a neutral stand on the Holocaust. 

“Of course, there is a difference. But to one who, during many of the formative years of his childhood, heard daily first-person accounts of the premeditated massacres against his kin to drive them out of their homes and farms, the difference is mainly quantitative.”

Read the entire review at "Creation and catastrophe: A survivor's review of 1948."

Psychology associate professor offers advice on how to get people to like you
My Domaine
Dec. 3, 2018
 
Kelly Campbell, associate professor of psychology and human development at California State University, San Bernardino, has a few theories about why crafting new adult friendships can be tough. One of the reasons, she says, is because enough satisfaction can be found in a trusted and tight-knit group. “As people get older, they weed out low-quality friends,” Campbell notes. “They eliminate friends who are draining, and maintain relationships with those who are good for their well-being.”

That sentiment rings true if you have friends who have been supportive for years and you share inside jokes that have only grown funnier with time. History with a core group can influence an adult’s desire to form new friendships, Campbell says, just as those aforementioned adult responsibilities — careers, marriages, kids — can take up time that would otherwise be devoted to fresh experiences. “A final thing to consider is that when people are younger, their self-esteem is often tied to peer approval,” Campbell continues. “As people get older, they generally develop a more secure sense of self, and so their identity is less tied to their friends’ perceptions or to the expansiveness of their network.”

Read Campbell's advice at "How to Get People to Like You (and Impress Someone You Admire)."

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