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SIOP recognizes CSUSB Professor Janet L. Kottke for distinguished teaching career
EurekAlert!/American Association for the Advancement of Science
March 12, 2020
Janet L. Kottke, CSUSB professor of psychology, has been honored with the Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Mentor, inspiring, dedicated...these are just a few of the words used by students to describe Kottke's teaching career. As the founder of the I-O master's program at California State University, San Bernardino, she has become a leader in master's level education through research, classroom innovation, and I-O curriculum development. She has conducted innovative research to enable faculty, as well as students, to have quality learning experiences, and is known for her commitment to teaching both graduate and undergraduate students.
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CSUSB professor coauthors article on why women are less likely to support U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders
March 12, 2020
Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight staff writer, took a look at why women appear to be less likely than men to support U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“After a stint as the Democratic primary front-runner, Sen. Bernie Sanders’s revolution is rapidly stalling. After a series of surprising losses on Super Tuesday, he lost again in Michigan earlier this week, despite spending days campaigning across the state,” they wrote.
“In contest after contest, Sanders has struggled to make inroads with key Democratic constituencies — in particular, black voters and older voters. But there’s another trend that’s plagued him throughout the primary: He does poorly with women. According to aggregated exit polls from the states that have voted so far, Sanders’s support is 8 points lower among women than his support among men.”
Read the complete article at “Why are women less likely than men to support Sanders?

CSUSB professor comments on the work of New York congressman fighting online extremism
The Hill
March 12, 2020
A profile on U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-New York), a freshman congressman who consistently presses tech companies on preventing while extremists from using their platforms to radicalize young people domestically and abroad, included a quote from Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
Rose has been criticized by civil rights activists who want him to push for more restrictions, and from conservatives who worry that right-wing voices could be censored.
“It’s always easy to criticize the first gladiator in the arena,” said Levin.
Levin also said the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism has observed an increase in violent threats towards public officials, and Rose exemplifies the 'crest' of that. “We’re seeing an uptick in political violence and political intimidation going on now,” he said.
Read the complete article at “Freshman Dem finds voice in fight against online extremism.”

CSUSB professor discusses significance of U.S. Congress passing war powers resolution regarding military action against Iran
Press TV
March 12, 2020
David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, appeared on a segment about the U.S. House of Representatives passing a resolution on March 11 that calls for an end to military hostilities against Iran without congressional authorization. The war powers measure passed 227 to 186, next heads to President Donald Trump's desk. The resolution amounts to a legal slap on the wrist for Trump, who is certain to veto the resolution.
Yaghoubian said that while the veto is expected, “it’s nevertheless a very positive step. Congress and the senate have once again voiced the importance of the founding fathers’ wisdom in not placing issues of war and peace in the hands of one individual.”
Watch the segment at “Bipartisan rebuke of Trump: US House passes War Powers resolution.”

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