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Cal State San Bernardino names Hood top faculty advisor for 2020-21
IE Business Daily
May 9, 2021

Carol Hood, physics professor at Cal State San Bernardino, has been named the university’s top faculty advisor for the 2020-’21 academic year.

Hood learned of the honor by Zoom, where she received cheers and congratulations from more than 50 university administrators, faculty and staff, according to a statement on the university’s website.

Read the complete article at Cal State San Bernardino names Hood top faculty advisor for 2020-’21

CSUSB professor and MBA candidate share advice on the use of credit cards by students
May 10, 2021

The personal finance website featured Francisca Beer, CSUSB professor of finance, and Danny Chung, CSUSB MBA candidate, in a piece about credit cards for college students.  

Among the advice they give in the article: “Try to pay in full online before the statement period ends. This will have a significantly positive effect on your credit score as it reduces the credit utilization, which is a high impact factor to credit scores.”

Read the complete article at “Ask the Experts: Best Credit Cards for College Students.”


CSUSB professor comments on U.S. decision to join ‘Christchurch Call to Action’
May 10, 2021

In a news roundup column, “Morning Tech,” the news site included comments by Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, on the Biden administration’s announcement May 7 that the U.S. will join the Christchurch Call to Action, a global effort to combat online extremism. This significant decision signals a broader sea change in how President Joe Biden will approach the issue of violent extremism in the U.S. and abroad. Biden’s support for the pledge indicates that his administration will put social media companies at the center of its incoming national strategy for fighting domestic terrorism.

But Biden’s support for the Christchurch Call could be a first step toward increasing U.S. oversight over the tech platforms, and advocates are urging him to take it further. “As of now, we’re now at a stage of symbolic messaging and initial coordination,” Levin said. “But it would be nice to get the firetrucks and the hoses on the wildfires spreading around the world.”

CSUSB center shows Vancouver, British Columbia, has highest number of anti-Asian hate crimes
CTV News (Vancouver, British Columbia)
May 8, 2021

new report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino shows Vancouver, British Columbia, saw more reported anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020 than any other city in North America.

CSUSB professor Brian Levin, who is also the director of the centre, told CTV News Vancouver in an interview that there is an important difference between the numbers in Canadian cities and in the U.S.

“We count different things,” he said. “Hate speech and other acts which would be deemed civil in the United States and would be counted as a hate incident and not a hate crime wouldn’t register (in data from U.S. cities), but would register in Canada.”

Levin said all along the West Coast of North America there is a similar trend: a spike in hate crimes reported since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.

“Canada, unfortunately, has seen what we have been seeing in many countries, and that is when there is a cataclysmic event that affects a large amount of people, there is now – thanks to the internet – a borderless environment where our bigotry seeps over to you,” said Levin.

Read the complete article at “Data shows Vancouver had highest number of anti-Asian hate crimes in North America in 2020.”


The CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism’s latest research on hate crimes against Asian Americans was cited in the following:   



‘I will not be quiet’: Teens speak out about anti-Asian attacks at L.A. event
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2021

Scores of people turned out Saturday to spread awareness of attacks targeting Asian Americans, build solidarity among people of color and bring solace and joy to one another. The “Youth Against Hate” event was organized by youth organizations including the ACLU SoCal’s Youth Liberty Squad and 626 Speak Out, as well as the ACLU of Southern California, Make Noise Today and the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Organizers described it as “a youth-led space of solidarity and healing.”

Hate crimes against Asian Americans had increased as of earlier this year in Los Angeles, according to a recent report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. Its analysis found an 80% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in L.A. during the first three months of 2021 compared with the same period last year.


GRAPHIC: Study says hate crimes against Asian Americans up 164% from last year
KNOE TV Monroe, La./CNN
May 8, 2021

This station, along with others nationwide, picked up the CNN report that said hate crimes against Asian Americans have been spiking since the beginning of this year, citing new research by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino. They’re up 164% over the same period last year, according to the study.


Anti-Asian hate crimes surge in U.S.: report
Sina English (China)
May 8, 2021

 U.S. major cities are witnessing a "historic surge" in anti-Asian hate crimes amid the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, a new U.S. report said last week.

Anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in 16 large U.S. cities and counties has increased by 164 percent in the first quarter of 2021 over the same period of 2020, from 36 to 95, according to the report, titled "Report to the Nation: Anti-Asian Prejudice and Hate Crime," from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).

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