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Documentary by CSUSB professor included in Rochester, N.Y., film festival
City Newspaper (Rochester, N.Y.)
Oct. 8, 2019
The eighth annual Witness Palestine Film Festival in Rochester, N.Y., is scheduled for Oct. 14 to Nov. 9, and will include five film screenings, one at St. John Fisher College and four at The Little Theatre. One of the films to be shown is “1948: Creation and Catastrophe,' co-directed by Ahlam Muhtaseb, CSUSB professor of communication studies, and Andy Trimlett. It will be screened on Oct. 28.
Through interviews with veterans, refugees, survivors, and historians, the gripping '1948: Creation and Catastrophe' offers powerful, first-hand, personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, who tell the story of the establishment of Israel by focusing on the events of one pivotal year in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Read the complete article at “Film preview: Witness Palestine Film Festival.”

Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria will exacerbate tensions in Syria and western Iraq, CSUSB professor says
Press TV
Oct. 10, 2019
David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment on Turkey’s invasion of northeast Syria in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of that region.
“This is truly going to open up a Pandora’s box in northeastern Syria, and remarkably, we seem to have pretty much a global consensus on the fact that the Turkish invasion of northern Syria will not bring about stability in the region,” Yaghoubian said. “It will further exacerbate tensions in Syria and western Iraq, as well as in southern Turkey.”
He said Turkey’s incursion will not serve any practical purpose in stabilizing the region.
Watch the segment online at “Turkish president Erdogan announces start of military operations in northeast Syria.”

CSUSB center’s work cited in news report of alleged hate incident in Pennsylvania
Oct. 11, 2019
The research of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism was cited in an article about a minor car crash that resulted in a racist rant directed towards the parent of a student at Drexel Hill Middle School in Delaware County, Pa. Footage of the incident went viral after Rasheed Noel, the target of the abuse, posted a video on Facebook on Thursday, Oct. 10.
According to a report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in November, hate crime had risen in 2017, making it the third year in a row that the number of reported incidents increased. There were 17 percent more in 2017 than in the previous year—8,437 offenses in comparison to 6,121 offenses in 2016.
That is the largest percentage increase in a decade, Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, told Newsweek at the time. Almost 50 percent of race-based attacks were 'motivated by anti-Black or African American bias,' the report found.
Read the complete article at “Pennsylvania teacher placed on leave after racist rant with parent in school parking lot: 'Go back to your welfare.'

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus nursing program receives grant to help homeless
KMIR (NBC Palm Springs)
Oct. 8, 2019
The newscast reported on a nearly $63,000 grant from the Caldwell-Weiss Trust, which is operated through Morgan-Stanley, to strengthen street medicine efforts for the homeless and unsheltered people in the Coachella Valley. The grant was awarded to Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus nursing program.
Diane Vines, street medicine grant coordinator and CSUSB nursing faculty, was interviewed for the segment, but that was not included in the final report that aired.
Watch the segment at “Homeless health care.”
The Spanish-language version of the report was posted on Palm Springs Univision website, and can be seen at “Nuevo programa universitario ayuda a los desamparados en el valle.”

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