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CSUSB professor interviewed for an article about dating and relationships after divorce
Inside Hook
Aug. 31, 2021

Kelly Campbell, CSUSB professor of psychology and a nationally recognized expert in relationships, was interviewed for a column about relationships after a divorce.

While negative cultural attitudes toward divorce and those who have been through it have shifted in recent years, stigma against divorce and divorcés is far from extinct.

Fortunately, those fears are largely unfounded, or at least easily overcome. According to  Campbell, “The days of divorce stigma are long gone unless we’re talking within certain circles such as some religious communities.”

Later in the article, she said there may actually be “greater stigma attached to a lifelong bachelor than to a man who has been divorced.” Why? Because “at least with a divorced person, you can be somewhat assured they value long-term commitment and marriage.” 

That said, a divorce itself does not necessarily a mature, evolved divorcé make. As Campbell notes, “The bigger question is whether a person has learned from their past experience, recognize[s] what went wrong, and accept[s] their role in creating the outcome.” While divorce itself shouldn’t be a deal-breaker, she adds, “It’s a red flag when a divorced person blames their partner 100% for the relationship’s demise.” 

If a divorcé has done the work, so to speak, and has processed the event to the point that they are able to discuss the marriage and divorce openly and without negative emotionality, however, a past divorce might signal that someone is capable of processing difficult events and growing from them. “Being able to discuss a divorce in an open and honest way is a sign of maturity, and that quality should be admired,” says Campbell.

Read the complete article at “Why being divorced can actually help your dating life.”

CSUSB professor’s research points to increasing threat from terrorists
Homeland Security Today
Aug. 24, 2021

In an article that said there are more terrorists today than the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, warned that “the extremist threat today, both domestically and internationally, is in a state of significant realignment across several fronts, and it is also severe.”

“As I have noted for several years, white supremacists and far-right extremists continue to pose the most lethal domestic terror threat facing the United States,” said Levin, who was among the experts quoted in the article. “But they do so in an increasingly diversifying landscape that impacts not only these malefactors but various emerging actors across the entirety of the extremism spectrum. Indeed, we are seeing an era of a democratization of hate.”

He noted the 189 percent spike in anti-Asian hate crime in major U.S. cities in the first quarter of 2021, the wide-ranging backgrounds of the hundreds of defendants in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and more violent confrontations around heated issues at the local level such as at school board meetings. The country is also experiencing “increasing activity of militias of various stripes.” Extremist homicides going down in 2020 was likely “a temporary anomaly with respect to the various COVID restrictions,” he said.

Levin said that year-to-date anti-Semitic hate crimes are up 135 percent in New York City and 53 percent in Los Angeles — and both “look like they may be heading for records.”

“As we’ve seen with respect to El Paso and others, we’re seeing a confluence of folks, mass killers, some very young who have access to weaponry. There is an overlap between hate crime and terrorism. But we are seeing violent conflict also rising around conflictual political events,” he said. “…Indeed, extremism is a carnival mirror reflection of mainstream stressors.”

Levin stressed to the committee that “today’s terrorist is increasingly less ideological and organizationally rigid.”

“We have an elastic reservoir of grievance. And targeted violence and hate crimes often overlap, so we need data that is timely and deep, and we have not had that in many years,” he said, warning of the “dissipation of extremism that is becoming more regional and more idiosyncratic in its manifestations.”

Read the complete article at “U.S. has ‘more terrorists today than on 9/11,’ says former DHS counterterrorism chief.”

Health to Hope Clinics support Nursing Street Medicine program at CSUSB
Uken Report (Palm Springs)
Aug. 30, 2021

Health to Hope Clinics has awarded a financial gift of more than $26,000 to the Nursing Street Medicine program at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus. The gift will be used to improve access to healthcare for traditionally underserved populations, increase mobile medical clinics, improve health-related infrastructure in the Coachella Valley and strengthen engagement of nurses and nursing students with the homeless, unsheltered and vulnerable populations in the Coachella Valley.

“This generous gift from Health to Hope Clinics will provide support for us to continue our efforts to grow our Nursing Street Medicine program,” said Diane Vines, Nursing Street Medicine program coordinator and CSUSB nursing faculty member. “We are providing much-needed healthcare services for homeless and unsheltered people in the Coachella Valley, and preparing our future nurses to understand the needs of this vulnerable population.”

Read the complete article at “Health to Hope Clinics support Street Medicine.”

CSUSB receives cybersecurity grant from National Science Foundation
IE Business Daily
Aug. 31, 2021

Cal State San Bernardino has received a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help students studying cybersecurity. The five-year grant, which began Aug. 1, will help pay for scholarships in the school’s CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service Program.

More than 100 Cal State San Bernardino students have entered into federal government careers in cybersecurity, said Tony Coulson, executive director of the cybersecurity center and a professor of information and decision sciences in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.

“This is the fourth award for this scholarship and great news for our students as it will help us increase the number of graduates entering the cybersecurity field,” said Coulson.

Read the complete article at “CSUSB receives cybersecurity grant from National Science Foundation.”

Parents are their children’s most important teachers, CSUSB professor writes
Psychology Today
Aug. 30, 2021

Anthony Silard, CSUSB associate professor of public administration, wrote the third article in a nine-part series on “Success Without Surrender” for his “The Art of Living Free” blog for Psychology Today. The latest article focused on “Better Parents, Better Kids: The Potency of Good Modeling.”

He wrote, in part, “Our physical children observe how we regulate our own cravings vis-à-vis any new technology, and they tread in our footsteps. They learn more deeply not from what we say, but what we do.”

Read the complete article at “Better Parents, Better Kids: The Potency of Good Modeling.”

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