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CSUSB professor to explore Chinese communication patterns
High Desert Daily
Jan. 22, 2020
Mary Fong, a Cal State San Bernardino professor of communication studies, will discuss her personal experiences as well as her research on Chinese communication patterns at the university’s next Conversations on Diversity series, presented by the University Diversity Committee.
Her talk, “Understanding the Chinese Way of Communicating,” will take place Tuesday, Jan. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union.
Read the complete article at “CSUSB professor to explore Chinese communication patterns.”

CSUSB professor writes on ‘Democracy, the End Game in Ethiopia: From EleKtions to Free and Fair Elections in 2020 (Part II)’
ECADF Ethiopian News & Views
Jan. 20, 2020
Alemayehu G. Mariam, CSUSB professor emeritus, political science, wrote in a commentary, the second in a series on the upcoming general elections in Ethiopia: “I have prepared the two-part series on the 2020 election in Ethiopia after talking to many learned colleagues and others about their thoughts on what constitutes a ‘free and fair election.’ I regret to say so many of my learned colleagues were simply unaware and uninformed about the international legal standards, the academic literature or best practices in the conduct of free and fair elections and the Ethiopian election law.”
Read the complete article at “Democracy, the End Game in Ethiopia: From EleKtions to Free and Fair Elections in 2020 (Part II).”

Research co-authored by CSUSB biology professor focuses on ecotourism’s influence on animal behavior
Science Daily
Jan. 22, 2020
The science news website picked up news of a study co-authored by Breanna Putman, CSUSB assistant professor of biology, originally published Dec. 16, that examined how ecotourism and the presence of humans affects animal behavior.
Putman and her fellow researchers tested whether human clothing color affects how a particular lizard, the water anole, behaves.
Read the complete article at “The color of your clothing can impact wildlife.”
It was also picked up by the website
The complete paper is online at Biotropica.

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