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CSUSB English professor Chad Sweeney to read his poetry at Eastern Oregon University
East Oregonian
Jan. 28, 2020
Chad Sweeney is featured during the winter installment of the Carl and Sandra Ellston Ars Poetica Literary Lecture Series.
The award-winning poet is an associate professor of English and creative writing at California State University, San Bernardino. Sweeney’s “Little Million Doors: An Elegy” won the 2017 Nightboat Poetry Prize. Kazim Ali refers to it as “perhaps ghostly but never disembodied, these lyrics feel immediate, necessary and absolutely brand new. Though elegiac, they are ever hopeful and affirming and alive.”
Sweeney will read from his works Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Pierce Library on the Eastern Oregon University's La Grande campus.  
Read the complete article at “Award-winning poet to read at Ars Poetica.”

CSUSB psychology professor discusses one-sided relationships
The List
Jan. 28, 2020
The lifestyle news website quoted Kelly Campbell, CSUSB professor of psychology and nationally recognized expert in relationships, in an article about one-sided relationships.
A one-sided relationship is what happens when one person puts in more time, energy, and resources into the relationship than their partner might. 'Sometimes one person 'carries' the relationship for a period of time, such as when a partner is ill or things aren't going well,' says Campbell. 'But, in order for a relationship to be healthy and satisfying, it takes effort from both people. One person can't carry the burden over an extended period.' 
Read the complete article at “How to know when a one-sided relationship becomes toxic.”

White supremacist prison gang uses violence to control its ranks, CSUSB professor says
The Sacramento Bee
Jan. 28, 2020
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, provided background on a white supremacist group of which an incarcerated member is accused of killing another inmate in 2018.
“Aryan Brotherhood is notorious for using violence to keep discipline in its ranks, and probably at the top of that list would be informants,” said Levin. “These prison gangs are violent enough, but one of the ways that discipline is maintained through the ranks is a strict and quick doling out of violence where there is either dissension or informants.”
Read the complete article at “Placed in a cell with an Aryan Brotherhood killer, he lasted 32 minutes, lawsuit says.”

Research by CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism cited in report about increase in hate crimes in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
Jan. 29, 2020

A news report on the increase of hate crimes in Chicago, which included a brief summary of one false report involving actor Jussie Smollett, included research by CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

While it’s unclear how many hate crimes are hoaxes, the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino estimated that fake reports made up less than a quarter of 1% of reported offenses in 2018.

Further in the article, where newspaper reported an increase in ant-Semitic crimes, center director Brian Levin said, “The Jews are particularly coming under attack from all sides of the spectrum.”

Read the complete article at “Hate crime reports up in Chicago last year, particularly among Jews and LGBT people.”

CSUSB professor included in article fact-checking coverage of a Jan. 20 pro-gun rally in Richmond, Va.
Daily Caller News Foundation
Jan. 28, 2020
The website included a comment from Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, as it fact-checked a Huffington Post article on a Jan. 20 gun rights rally in Richmond, Va. The article alluded to a larger number of far-right extremists attending the rally, raising concern that violence would break out. None did.
Neither the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism nor the Counter Extremism Project, organizations that extensively study and track U.S. extremism, had information about who or what groups attended the rally.
“This was different from [Charlottesville, Virginia] in many ways in that there hardened bigots and violent extremists were key to the organizing of the event,” Levin told the DCNF in an email. “Richmond’s had been going on for years and was not organized by bigots. That being said, outside extremists made a very big deal about the Richmond event online.”
Read the complete article at “FACT CHECK: Did ‘Thousands’ Of ‘Far-Right Extremists’ Attend The Richmond Pro-Gun Rally?

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