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CSUSB nursing faculty publish ‘Diffusion of Precision Health Into a Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum’
Journal of Nursing Education

Evangeline Fangonil-Gagalang and Mary Anne Schultz of Cal State San Bernardino’s Department of Nursing faculty published a paper about precision health (PH) and precision medicine, which are emerging approaches to health care promising more individualized care for health consumers.

Fangonil-Gagalang is the department’s undergraduate program director and Schultz is a professor and informaticist.

The paper can be accessed at “Diffusion of Precision Health Into a Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum.”

Racist Zoom bombings at CSUSB and CSU Long Beach target Black students, staff
Precinct Reporter Group
March 4, 2021

Kathryn Ervin, CSUSB professor of theatre arts, and Tony Coulson, director of CSUSB’s Cybersecurity Center and professor of information decision sciences, were interviewed for an article about racist Zoom bombings at Cal State San Bernardino and Cal State Long Beach.

A student victim of a hate crime was at the heart of the Black History Month play “Baltimore,” followed by a panel discussion around an investigation of who could have written the racial slur on the dorm door, and why at CSUSB. Students were invited to dissect and ponder the nature of racism in the Zoom event when, all of sudden, graphic images referencing Black people, the N-word and pornography were strewn across everyone’s laptops.

“It was very disturbing for everyone in the room, to students, faculty and staff, that there are still people who want to use this kind of hate speech, to be vocal and verbal about their hatred for Black people,” Ervin said.

Coulson said the attacks are not only on Zoom, but also with other teleconferencing systems.

Some solutions include identifying everyone entering the room, limiting meetings with a password, or set up a waiting room limiting who can attend. Participants could get permission to turn on their microphones or cameras. Users could implement a system for emergency shutdown.

“It is absolutely horrifying and it’s amplified that we’re boxed in that space,” Coulson said. “If you did that in a crowd of people you would risk your personal safety, people would try to shut you down. But in an online space, tracking down people is very difficult.”

Read the complete article at "CSU racist zoom bombings target Black students, staff."

CSUSB professor part of discussion on ‘What can be done to stem hatred against Asian Americans?’
City & State New York
March 3, 2021

Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was one of the participants in a discussion about the increase in hate incidents targeting Asian Americans, much it attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and “incendiary political rhetoric” tied to it by the former president.

Said Levin: “Today, sadly, millions of Americans subscribe to anti-Asian bigotry and conspiracy theories related to the pandemic. The initial spike in March and April correlated to a rise in hospitalizations, increasing anti-Asian referencing and online invective – including that by Trump, and fewer limitations to online dissemination.”

Read the complete article at “What can be done to stem hatred against Asian Americans?

CSUSB center report cited in article about hate incident targeting an Asian American couple in Georgia

The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.)

March 3, 2021

The latest report on hate crimes by the CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism was cited in an article about an Asian American couple in Georgia whose car was vandalized with a racial slur scrawled on it.

A recent report by the center found that hate-fueled crimes against Asian-Americans spiked nearly 150% in 16 of the nation’s most populous cities in 2020.

“While most cities experienced overall hate crime declines, including attacks against groups that had recently spiked like Jews, attacks against Asians rose materially in most cities, and only declined in one — Washington, D.C.,” Brian Levin, executive director for the center, told Voice of America.

Read the complete article at “Anti-Asian slur spray-painted on couple’s car while they were at movie, Georgia cops say.”

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