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CSUSB professor of English James Brown to discuss latest book at two Southern California events
Book Soup and Pen on Fire
Two literary news websites are promoting separate appearances by James Brown, CSUSB professor of English whose latest book is “Apology to the Young Addict.”
Brown will be at Book Soup at 8818 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood at 7 p.m. on March 5 to discuss his latest work with Patrick O’Neill, and at Lido Books at 3424 Via Oporto in Newport Beach at 7 p.m. on March 24 for an evening of conversation about the art, craft, and business of writing with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett.

CSUSB psychology professor offers ideas to make the most of 2020 and beyond
The California State University
Richard Addante, CSUSB assistant professor of psychology, was among the California State University faculty experts who shared wise words for living a life of real meaning and joy.
An excerpt: “As we get older, we get better at what's called metacognition—the awareness of the ways we think—​but that doesn't mean it ever becomes easy, says Richard Addante, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino. “It's like a muscle we need to exercise and grow.' Dr. Addante encourages people to think more about how we treat others. Other good questions to ask yourself: How are you spending your time on earth? Are you being selfless instead of selfish? Are you finding solutions to your problems instead of escapes?”  
Read the complete article at “8 ways to make 2020 your best year ever.”

CSUSB professor of economics interviewed about contested Upland warehouse project
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Jan. 10, 2019
A contested plan for a warehouse project in Upland included comments from Eric Nilsson, chair of the CSUSB Department of Economics and a resident in nearby Claremont, during a Jan. 9 hearing on the project.
Nilsson challenged the findings of an environmental report for the project. “The studies are so poorly done they need to be set aside as inadequate,” he said. “They grossly underestimate greenhouse gas emissions and other noxious fumes.”
Read the complete article at “Upland residents, City Council debate proposed logistics warehouse and its impact on the environment.”

CSUSB professor comments on Nevada corrections officer tied to now-defunct neo-Nazi group’s website
Indianapolis Star
Jan. 10, 2020
Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about a former Marion County, Ind., jail officer who has been placed on leave from his job at a Nevada immigration detention center after reports emerged he authored dozens of posts on a now-defunct neo-Nazi website, many of which appear to have been written while he was working in Indianapolis.
On Monday, digital media outlet VICE published an article detailing posts 31-year-old Travis Frey allegedly wrote on Iron March between August 2013 and June 2017.
The Indianapolis Star reported: “Brian Levin is a professor of criminal justice and the director for the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, which he said studies extremist movements across the ideological spectrum.
He expressed concern regarding Frey's position overseeing security for facilities with significant minority populations.
'In addition to the extent that racial and ethnic tensions and an understanding of them is key to managing a prison,' Levin said, 'the idea that someone who is a bigot is administering justice is extraordinarily troubling.'
Read the complete article at “Ex-Marion County Jail II officer suspended from Nevada facility after neo-Nazi posts found.”

Congressional testimony by CSUSB professor cited in article
Homeland Security Today
Jan. 11, 2020
An article on the news website for security professionals include a comment from Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. The article focused on six trends security professionals should keep an eye on in 2020, including increasing attacks by white supremacists.
Levin told Congress in September, “More people were murdered domestically so far in 2019 by just a handful of white supremacists than all of those killed in the whole of calendar year 2018 in every extremist homicide event.”
Read the complete article at “6 terrorist trends to watch in 2020.”

CSUSB psychology professor shares advice on what makes a good friend
The List
Jan. 10, 2020
Whether social media is helping us to connect or disconnect, one thing's for certain: a true friend is hard to find, the lifestyle website reported. But how can you tell which, if any, of your friends are real 'keepers?' California State University, San Bernardino psychology Professor Kelly Campbell says that true friends 'should have your best interest at heart, stand up for you in your absence, keep your secrets, treat you with respect, be trustworthy and supportive, and be happy for your successes,' (via HackSpirit). If your nearest and not-so-dearest fall short in these areas, then what you have is a 'toxic friendship' you're probably better off without.
Read the complete article at “Things fake friends do that real friends don't.”

CSUSB professor: The end of elections and dictatorship and the beginning of free and fair elections and democracy in Ethiopia (Part I)
Satenaw News (Ethiopia)
Jan. 13, 2020
Alemayehu G. Mariam, CSUSB professor emeritus, political science, wrote in a commentary: “As the 2020 Ethiopian general election looms, I am filled with hope and expectation that Ethiopia for the first time in its millennia-long history will have a free and fair election and transition to democracy.”
Read the complete commentary at “The end of elections and dictatorship and the beginning of free and fair elections and democracy in Ethiopia (Part I).”

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