NOTE: Faculty, if you are interviewed and quoted by news media, or if your work has been cited, and you have an online link to the article or video, please let us know. Contact us at

CSUSB professor writes on ‘Developing the relationships we need in the pandemic’
Psychology Today
Feb.2, 2021

Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, wrote that we need to understand the importance of social connection in crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

“So relationships not only matter, but are vital to our well-being. Not for what they enable materially, but for what they provide in terms of social, emotional, and psychological support. In crises, these relationships matter even more,” he wrote.”

“During this pandemic, then, it is imperative that we refine our social abilities to strengthen the relationships we need to survive and, just maybe, thrive.”

Read the complete article at “Developing the relationships we need in the pandemic.”

CSUSB professor discusses security measures for governor in response to threats from extremists
KNX Radio (Los Angeles)

Feb. 1, 2021

Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism and an expert on fringe right-wing groups, was interviewed for a segment about threats made to Gov. Gavin Newsom and his family. State law enforcement authorities are taking the threats seriously.

Levin told KNX 1070 News that a review should be carried out of the Newsom family's safety.

"What needs to be done is some kind of re-assessment of the security measures we have not only for these public officials and their families at work because we are increasingly seeing families and residential picketing but also a re-assessment of when these officials are carrying out business," Levin said.

He said that might mean cutting down on their public events.

Read the full report at “Gov. Newsom and his family are facing a rising tide of threats of violence.”

These news clips and others may be viewed at “In the Headlines.”