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CSUSB launches School of Entrepreneurship, first in California
Westside Story
Aug. 27, 2020

With the start of the 2020 fall semester, California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will launch the School of Entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in California. The unique program, one of less than 15 existing worldwide, will boost the university’s already highly successful entrepreneurship program.

The School of Entrepreneurship, housed in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, further places CSUSB as a leading entity in the growing field of entrepreneurship education, said Mike Stull, a professor of entrepreneurship and director of the university’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, who will serve as the school’s director.

“Establishing the School of Entrepreneurship is an important step for CSUSB and the Jack H. Brown College as it evolves and innovates to meet the needs of students and the local community,” said Stull. “We envision a substantial positive impact, as it will further cement the JHBC reputation as a leader in the field of entrepreneurship education and increase the college’s ability to engage with the local business community in terms of relationships, collaboration, and resources.”

Read the complete article, and view a related online video, at “CSUSB launches School of Entrepreneurship, first in California.”

The Inland Empire Community News also posted on Aug. 28 its article at “CSUSB launches School of Entrepreneurship – first in California

CSUSB professor interviewed for article on the dangers of protestors bringing firearms to demonstrations
USA Today
Aug. 28, 2020

As Kyle Rittenhouse secured a legal team Friday after being charged in the fatal shooting of two men at a protest against police brutality, demonstrators and law enforcement grapple with how the deadly gunfire in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has injected a chilling and long-feared dimension into protests. 

Brian Levin, director at California State University San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, called the introduction of weapons during a contentious demonstration "a recipe for disaster."

"We have to make sure that police departments have policies on how to manage situations when these (armed) people show up," Levin said. "But unfortunately, the horse seems to have left the barn on that point."

Read the complete article at “'People's worst fears' came alive in Kenosha: Guns, militia inject chilling dimension into protests.”

CSUSB professor discusses QAnon conspiracy movement
KCSB Radio (Santa Barbara)
Aug. 27, 2020

Kevin Grisham, associate director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB, was interviewed for a segment on the QAnon conspiracy theory – a belief that U.S. President Donald Trump is secretly battling a “deep state” cabal of pedophiles that control the world – and how it’s gained more mainstream attention.

“It’s not really a group, but it’s a conspiracy movement that’s really been developing over the past few years (and) has been sort of crowd-sourced. In fact, the FBI refers to it as crowd-sourced conspiracy movement,” Grisham said.

Part of the reason for its rise is because of the isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has increased many people to connect virtually instead of in person. “So I think people are looking for those connections,” he said. “Sometimes when people go searching, it’s not hard to find statements that support your views, or statements that make you think about things in a different way, and the QAnon movement really sort of does that by attaching themselves in some ways to things that maybe people thought about to create some sort of simple answers to what is really a complex situation.”

While the bulk of QAnon followers will not commit acts of violence, the danger, Grisham said, is when those few have acted on the false conspiracy theories as if they were reality by taking up arms. “It only takes on bad actor,” he said.

One incident Grisham mentioned out was “a gentleman in Nevada who basically drove and armored personnel carrier on to the Hoover Dam and ended up in an altercation.”

Listen to an excerpt.

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