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Expedition in Egypt directed by Cal State San Bernardino professor awarded Archaeological Institute of America grantInland Empire Sports & NewsApril 4, 2019 The Wadi el-Hudi Expedition in Egypt, directed by Kate Liszka, the Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow at Cal State San Bernardino and assistant professor of history, was awarded the Ellen and Charles Steinmetz Endowment Fund for Archaeology, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has announced. Read the complete article at “SoCal: Expedition in Egypt directed by Cal State San Bernardino professor awarded Archaeological Institute of America grant.”
CSUSB Center for Criminal Justice Research publishes paper on casino popularity and crimeCriminal Justice StudiesApril 2019 Gisela Bichler, professor of criminal justice, with CSUSB Center for Criminal Justice Research assistants Virginia Sosa and Lianna Quintero, had their research, “Yelping about a good time: Casino popularity and crime,” published in Criminal Justice Studies. From the paper’s abstract: “This study investigates whether Yelp comments, together with property characteristics, can account for crime and deviance occurring at or near casinos in Southern California. While a correlational analysis revealed that two Yelp-based variables – property magnetism and star ratings – were associated with fewer reported issues of crime and deviance, a multivariate analysis revealed the complex nature of risky facilities.” The paper can be read online at “Yelping about a good time: Casino popularity and crime.”
CSUSB professor interviewed for article about the Southern Poverty Law CenterThe Christian Science MonitorApril 4, 2019 An article about the changes in the leadership of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known civil rights organization that monitors hate groups, included a comment from a Cal State San Bernardino professor who was once on staff there. The organization understands that “there is a danger labeling groups as hate groups when we’re in such a fragmented, polarized, and nuanced sociopolitical climate,” said Brian Levin, former associate director for legal affairs of the SPLC’s Klanwatch/Militia Task Force, in a conversation before the SPLC leadership shake-up. Not mentioned in the article is that Levin is now a professor of criminal justice and director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Read the complete article at “In SPLC’s crisis, a broader lesson for how to combat hate?”
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