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Edward Gomez, assistant professor, department of art and design | CSU San BernardinoThe California State University Edward Gomez, CSUSB assistant professor of art and design, was featured in “A Maker’s Tools” by California State University. “Digital fabrication—in which digital technology is used to design and make art—is booming, not least because it can be used to create both fine art and commercial art applications. CSU San Bernardino's Digital Electronic Fabrication Technology Lab provides the tools and fabrication processes so students can learn to merge traditional and digital methods for making art. “‘The use of computers and computer-controlled machines does not make you a better artist or designer,’ says Professor Edward Gomez. ‘What it does allow for is a faster rate of production for the completion of creative solutions.’” Read the complete article at “Edward Gomez, assistant professor, department of art and design | CSU San Bernardino.”
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus theatre arts instructor discusses summer program and productionCoachella Valley IndependentJuly 24, 2019 David Catanzarite, Green Room Theatre Company’s founding artistic director who also is a theatre arts instructor at the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, was interviewed about his theatre company’s summer program and summer production of “Sister Act.” An excerpt: “The classes that I teach (on theater at the Cal State University, San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus) … I always do a survey at the beginning of the year with my students. These are college students; they're 18 through 28. About a third of them have never seen live theater at all. I say, ‘Did you do anything in kindergarten? Did you ever go to a church play?’ No, they have never seen any live theater. That pumps up my mission even more, because obviously I love theater. I want everybody to have that—the joy, the experience of live theater.” Read the complete article at “The kids are the stars: Green Room Theatre Company shows off its summer students' work in a huge production of 'Sister Act.'”
CSUSB listed in top programs graduating Latinos in communication, journalism and related programsInland Empire Community NewsJuly 22, 2019 Cal State San Bernardino has been ranked among the top 25 communication, journalism and related programs in the country graduating Hispanics, according to rankings from The Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education magazine. The listing, which ranked CSUSB at 23rd tied with Florida Atlantic University, were based on databases from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for total degrees granted in media and journalism for 2017. CSUSB’s College of Arts & Letters does not offer a degree in journalism, but offers a media studies concentration along with its other communication studies concentrations, said Rueyling Chuang, interim dean of the college, which houses the Communication Studies Department. “To be listed in this ranking is an acknowledgement of the outstanding work and mentoring of our faculty and staff not only with our Hispanic students, but with all of our students,” said Chuang. “Our goal is to create cutting edge programs that help our students develop into effective communicators in various aspects of the media,” said Bradford Owen, interim chair of the communication studies department. Read the complete article at “CSUSB listed in top programs graduating Latinos in communication, journalism and related programs.”
CSUSB professor quoted in an article about a black preacher fighting for control of a neo-Nazi groupThe New York TimesJuly 23, 2019 Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about a pitched leadership battle is taking place inside one of the country’s oldest neo-Nazi groups. On one side, a true believer is pushing to attract new members and expand the ranks of the group, the National Socialist Movement. On the other, a black former Baptist preacher is hoping to destroy the hate-spewing group from the inside. Jeff Schoep, a former leader of the group, struggled to gain traction among new extremists. Under his leadership, the group wasn’t hard-core enough for veterans of the movement, yet remained too far out on the fringe for younger adherents, said Levin. Schoep eventually handed legal ownership to James Hart Stern, a 55-year-old preacher from Los Angeles. He is now struggling with Burt Colucci, 43, a longtime member, over leadership of the group. The fight has thrown the organization into upheaval during a time when far-right extremism is on the rise and other white supremacy groups are gaining ground. Read the complete article at “Why a black preacher is fighting for control of a neo-Nazi group.”
CSUSB center’s research on hate and extremism citedIndependent (United Kingdom)July 23,2019 An increasing number of arrests related to domestic terrorism is being fueled in part by white supremacy, FBI director Christopher Wray said during a Senate hearing on July 23. Included in the article: “Reports have previously indicated a rise in white supremacist attacks globally in recent years. The Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University concluded in March that ‘white nationalism has reflected a coarsening of mainstream politics, where debates on national security and immigration have become rabbit holes for the exploitation of fear and bigotry.’“‘Our most recent police data, found a spike in many large US cities around election time 2018 as well,’ Brian Levin, director of the center, wrote in Time Magazine.” Read the complete article at “White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says.” The article was also picked up by Iran’s Fars News Agency on July 24, 2019.
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