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Work by CSUSB education professor aids San Bernardino school district’s anti-bullying program
San Bernardino American News
Oct. 23, 2019
The community newspaper, in an article about the San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Bully Prevention Month, mentioned that a book by CSUSB professor of education John M. Winslade and Michael Williams was one of the resources being used.
The book, “Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence,” and its authors have been catalysts in the district’s Undercover Anti-Bullying Team, which is in place in more than half of the district’s 72 schools, the newspaper reported.
Read the complete article at “San Bernardino City Unified empowers students to reduce school bullying.”

CSUSB professor comments on case of Iranian scientist being held by U.S. for a year without trial
Press TV
Oct. 23, 2019
David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed about the case of Iranian stem cell scientist Massoud Soleimani, who has been held by federal authorities in the U.S. without bond or a trial since Oct. 7, 2018.
Soleimani had been invited to the U.S. by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for a research program, but was detained upon his arrival in Chicago. He is reportedly being held on an accusation that he violated a trade sanction involving a human growth hormone.
Yaghoubian, who appears at about 2 minutes and 30 seconds into the segment, said, “This is a real tragedy, and I deeply with the family and agree with their assessment with the situation that, unfortunately, Dr. Soleimani is being used as a bargaining chip by the Trump administration.”
The president pulled the U.S. out the multinational Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aimed at regulating Iran’s nuclear program more than a year ago, saying he wanted to renegotiate for a stronger agreement. The administration then imposed economic sanctions as a way to get Iran to the bargaining table, while other signatories – including the United Kingdom, France and Germany – have tried to maintain the agreement.
“I think it’s important to note that the treatment of Dr. Soleimani completely undercuts the argument of the U.S. government that it is somehow ostensibly acting in the interest of the Iranian people, he said.
“Here we have one of Iran’s top biomedical researchers, an internationally known researcher of stem cells and regenerative medicine who, in believing that he would remain safe after accepting a formal invitation from a well-known American Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, and accepting a visa issued from American authorities, certainly not expecting that he would be thrown in jail without bond …”
Watch the complete segment at “Colleagues of Soleimani slam U.S. for keeping him for year without trial.”

Region’s purchasing managers index slips, CSUSB report indicates
Connect California
Oct. 23, 2019
The commercial real estate news website reported that the Inland Empire’s purchasing managers index (PMI) dropped below 50, a level that is concerning since the region’s manufacturing sector may be trending toward a contraction. September’s index registered at 49.7, down from 50 in August and 55 in July in the latest numbers from the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino.
The report’s co-author, Barbara Sirotnik, points out three consecutive months of growth or expansion are required to establish a trend.
Sirotnik says, “For the past few months, the local purchasing managers index has shown a great deal of variability. This trend is somewhat of a concern, especially since the national purchasing managers index dipped below 50 in August for the first time in 35 months, reflecting weakness in the manufacturing sector.”
Read the complete article at “Inland Empire manufacturing index slips into concerning zone.”

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