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​​​​​​Professor awarded CSU Quality Learning and Teaching certification
High Desert Daily
Nov. 29, 2019
Spend any time with Cal State San Bernardino professor Jonathan Anderson and within minutes his passion and enthusiasm for teaching and working with students is sure to come through whether he is instructing face-to-face or online.
That passion has led to Anderson becoming the first CSUSB faculty member to receive the California State University’s Quality in Learning and Teaching (QLT) certification for his online course, Public Administration Theory and Practice, the first class in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program.
Read the complete article at “Professor awarded CSU Quality Learning and Teaching certification.”

Stuart Sumida, CSUSB professor of biology, is interviewed about his work in film
I Know Dino (podcast)
Nov. 27, 2019
The podcast episode includes an interview with Stuart Sumida, biology professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and an anatomical consultant to special effect artists and animators. He’s worked on over 50 films with many studios (Disney, Pixar, ILM, many more) as well as with games (Blizzard), written books, published numerous scientific articles, and led digs around the world.
The interview with Sumida begins at about 26 minutes into the podcast.
Listen to the episode online at “Episode 261: A new remarkable Triassic Herrerasaurid.”

CSUSB professor: Impeachment hearings are not so complicated
The Desert Sun
Nov. 29, 2019
In an op-ed column, Thomas G. McWeeney, CSUSB professor of public administration and associate director of the Research Institute for Public Management and Governance, wrote: “It’s really not that complicated. In explaining the founders’ deliberations on impeachment, Alexander Hamilton wrote that impeachable offenses ‘proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are…  political, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.’”   
Read the complete column at “Column: Impeachment hearings are not so complicated.”

CSUSB hate crime report indicates that such incidents are more personal and more violent
The Daily Kos
Nov. 28, 2019
The era of Trumpian politics has not only unleashed a powerful tide of hate crimes in the United States, but a recent study finds that it’s also changed the nature of both the acts and the perpetrators: They are more directed at human beings, and concomitantly are becoming much more violent.
survey of the past decade’s hate crime statistics recently published by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that “person-directed hate crime rose 11.8 percent, for a fourth consecutive time, to a 16 year high of 4,571—accounting for 61 percent of 2018 hate crimes.”
“We’re seeing these person-directed crimes hit a 16-year high at a time when, for instance, property destruction, vandalism and criminal mischief dropped 19 percent,” observed Brian Levin, the study’s co-author. “What I think that signals is that we not only have a shift in offenses, but a shift in offenders.”  Those offenders, he told Daily Kos, are now less likely to be acting out violently as part of social-group bonding and are far more likely to be “lone wolves” radicalized online. That means their acts are directed more at individual members of targeted minorities and less at property or businesses.
“The time when groups of young people with shallow prejudices that are willfully unfocused and whose motivation included just peer validation and in-group bonding, and who would be more likely to commit these kinds of atrocities, has otherwise kind of diminished somewhat,” Levin said.
Read the complete article at “Hate crimes in the age of Trump: Not just more numerous, but more personal, more violent.”

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