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Faculty in the News, June 3

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Buckley named CSUSB’s top professor
IE Business Daily
June 2, 2019
Annie Buckley has been named Cal State San Bernardino’s Outstanding Professor for the 2018-’19 academic year, the university’s top faculty honor. Buckley developed, and is the head of, the university’s community-based art program.
She has raised more than $2 million in grants and contracts to help grow and improve that program, including a contract from the California Arts Council and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Buckley was also named the John M. Pfau Endowed Professor, named for the university’s first president, an honor that accompanies the Outstanding Professor award.
Read the complete article at “Buckley named CSUSB’s top professor.”

Authorities have opportunities to ‘interdict, deter and meaningfully punish online terroristic threats,’ but are frequently scuttled, CSUSB professor says
Daily Kos
June 3, 3019
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article that discussed “ the rising tide of white nationalism (that) is threatening to swamp us with a fresh wave of domestic terrorism committed by “red-pilled” young men brimming with anger and extremism.”
"The weaponization of social media yields an opportunity for authorities to interdict, deter and meaningfully punish online terroristic threats, but frequently that opportunity is scuttled," Levin said. "In an era where online rants have been precursors to violence,” he added, “one has to consider that slaps on the wrist arguably diminish the intended deterrent effect not only on the defendant, but others who share similar antipathy."
Read the complete article at “Law enforcement, courts are grappling with the new wave of domestic terrorists radicalized online.”

CSUSB hate crimes expert explains white supremacists’ symbolism
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Ariz.)
May 31, 2019
An article about an Arizona congressman’s private Twitter account that the newspaper said follows “multiple Twitter accounts that have published messages that are racist or push white nationalism” included a quote from Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
The article said one Twitter account followed by U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) “features the number 88, which is common among Nazi sympathizers, according to Brian Levin, who is director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.
“The number is presumably derived from the eighth letter of the alphabet, H. Two of them, 88, is linked to ‘HH,’ taken to mean ‘Heil Hitler.’
“‘Oftentimes, even mainstream symbols get reappropriated,’ Levin said.”
 Read the complete article at “Rep. Paul Gosar follows several Twitter accounts pushing racism.”

CSUSB center’s research cited in column about recent KKK rally in Ohio
Toronto Now
June 1, 2019
Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, directed by Brian Levin, professor of criminal justice, was cited in an opinion piece by Jacob Schneir, who wrote about a Ku Klux Klan rally in Dayton, Ohio, on May 25.
The mention by Schneir: “Professor Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism in San Bernardino,  which collects data on hate groups and hate crimes, says the U.S. experienced more hate crimes in the month following the 2016 presidential election than at any time since the first anniversary of 9/11.”
Read the complete article at “KKK marching again in the USA.”

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