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CSUSB professor writes on ‘Why so many men stuck with Trump in 2020’
Dec. 9, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight staff writer, wrote on why gender and sexism may have been a dividing line in the 2020 presidential election, as it was in 2016.

Citing  a new survey from the American Enterprise Institute’s Survey Center on American Life, they wrote: “Overall, most Americans consistently disapproved of the way Trump handled the pandemic, but the AEI poll found one notable exception — men who identify as “completely masculine.”1 As the table below shows, a majority (52 percent) of men who identified as completely masculine on the survey agreed that the Trump administration has a strategy on COVID-19 — setting them apart from all other men and women. (Compared with other respondents, completely masculine men were also much more evenly split on the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, more likely to believe that wearing a mask was more about being politically correct than about preventing the spread of COVID-19, and more likely to oppose a national mask mandate.)”

Read the complete article at “Why so many men stuck with Trump in 2020.”

CSUSB professor comments in support of research looking into nurses facing ‘workplace violence, emotional exhaustion and patient safety
Journal of Research in Nursing

Claudia M. Davis, a CSUSB associate professor of nursing, wrote a commentary about research on the “relationship between nurses’ experiences of workplace violence, emotional exhaustion and patient safety,” for an article published in the journal.

“Given that the incidence of workplace violence in healthcare has increased substantially, coupled with the fact that front-line workers including nurses and other healthcare personnel are more likely to experience violence, the accompanying paper is timely and well needed” Davis wrote. “This research investigated nurses’ experience of workplace violence, their emotional exhaustion and their perceptions of patient safety.”

Read the complete article at “Commentary: Relationships between nurses’ experiences of workplace violence, emotional exhaustion and patient safety.”

CSUSB professor discusses China’s call for unconditional U.S. return to Iran nuclear accord
Press TV
Dec. 8, 2020

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment about the Chinese foreign ministry calling the United States for an “unconditional” return to the multi-national Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that regulates Iran’s nuclear program.

President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement in May 2018, saying he wanted to renegotiate a stronger deal, and imposed economic sanctions on Iran to try to force it back to the negotiating table.

Yaghoubian said the Chinese foreign ministry’s statement was “unequivocal. Essentially, the precondition for any dialogue beyond what has already been established in the JCPOA would be for the United States returning fully to the JCPOA and entering into full compliance – which would mean, most importantly, dropping all the primary and secondary sanctions,” he said. “The word unconditional is really key in (the Chinese ministry spokeswoman’s) statement.”

Watch the segment at “Iran nuclear deal: China calls for unconditional US return to accord.”

CSUSB professor writes on ‘What Obama and Trump have in common’
Psychology Today
Dec. 8, 2020

Anthony Silard, a CSUSB public administration associate professor, wrote for the blog “The Art of Living Free” about the similarities between Barack Obama and Donald Trump: “Each of these men were or are leading half the country.”

“Who is to blame for our unprecedentedly divided society? (The Civil War excepted.),” he wrote. “Certainly, Obama and Trump could have been more inclusive and made more of an effort to placate the opposition party. Yet when we point a finger at either of these men, three fingers are pointed back at ourselves.

“By adopting hook, line and sinker the machinations of the app programmers who have co-opted our attention and kept us, on average, touching our phones over 2,600 times per day, we have created them,” he wrote. “A leader is not defined, but is revealed, by their circumstances. Our technology-mediated practices set the stage for their presidencies.”

Read the complete article at “What Obama and Trump have in common.”

CSUSB professor’s paper on ‘Centaurs’ is cited in an article
The New York Times
Dec. 3, 2020

A study by a team led by Laura Woodney, CSUSB professor of physics and astronomy, that was published last month in The Astrophysical Journal Letters,  was cited in an article about how “astronomers are watching an object known as LD2 transform into a hyperactive comet that will head toward the inner solar system in the coming decades.”

Woodney, who was was not identified in the news article, led a team researching heavenly bodies called “Centaurs,” icy-proto worlds named after the mythological half human-half horse. “Forty-three years from now, this Centaur’s transition will be complete. It will be fizzing and bubbling as it is braised by the sun, becoming the newest member of the so-called Jupiter Family of Comets,” the newspaper reported.

Read more about the Woodney-led team’s work at “CSUSB professor presents research on ‘Centaurs’ at American Astronomical Society meeting.”

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