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CSUSB percussion students benefit from faculty member’s six-figure gift
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
Oct. 23, 2021

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch: Todd Johnson, Cal State San Bernardino professor of music, has established the Todd Johnson Percussion Endowment Fund after giving the university's music department a six-figure gift to support the operating needs of the Percussion Ensemble and applied percussion courses. 

"I would like to secure the future success of percussion students by ensuring that there is ample funding for maintaining the percussion instrument inventory, and possibly also provide some scholarships for those students," Johnson said, who has been part of CSUSB's music department since 2006 and served as chair for 10 years until 2016.

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Health Care on the Road: CSUSB’s Nursing Street Medicine Program expands its efforts to help the Coachella Valley’s underserved residents
Coachella Valley Independent
Oct. 24, 2021

In 2019, when Dr. Diane Vines helped create the California State University at San Bernardino’s Nursing Street Medicine program on the Palm Desert campus, she could not have foreseen the huge challenge looming on the horizon.

Fortunately, Dr. Vines and her teams — including students, volunteers and health professionals—were around to offer quality medical care to the homeless and other underserved populations as COVID-19 arrived.

“At the time (before the program started), I was teaching part-time community health nursing and psychiatric mental health nursing for Cal State University at San Bernardino,” Vines said during a recent interview. “We were at a faculty meeting, and one of the development officers came and asked if someone would be willing to work with the UC Riverside School of Medicine family clinic that was at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Palm Springs. (They wanted) someone to collaborate, because there was a donor who was interested in having us do that, and they didn’t want to lose that opportunity. But, nobody would do it.”

“So, since I had worked with the homeless before both in Portland (Ore.) and New York City, I said, ‘Of course I’ll do it.’ It was going to be just for a short term. But I’m still at it.”

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CSUSB professor Kate Liszka works as a Disney consultant
IE Business Daily
Oct. 24, 2021

Kate Liszka, an associate professor at Cal State San Bernardino who specializes in Egyptian history and culture, served as a consultant on the Disney movie “Under Wraps,” which premiered earlier this month on the Disney Channel and Disney+.

Listed in the closing credits as “Egyptologist,” Liszka gave filmmakers suggestions and advice about the script, sets, costumes and translations of hieroglyphs.

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CSUSB professor comments on the latest involving the U.S. and the multi-national Iran nuclear agreement
Press TV
Oct. 25, 2021

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment on Russian diplomat Mikhail Ulyanov’s comment that Iran is right to demand that the U.S. guarantee the 2015 multi-national agreement regulating Iran’s nuclear agreement, and, in a tweet, saying the lifting of “illegitimate unilateral sanctions against Iran” would be the successful conclusion of the talks in Vienna.

The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the agreement in 2018 and imposed sanctions to try to get Iran to renegotiate the agreement. Ulyanov, Russia's ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, says Iran’s demand that the U.S. guarantee that it won't leave the the landmark nuclear deal again, Ulyanov, said demanding that the U.S. not quite the accord again was "logical and justifiable."  


“In my opinion, the Biden administration is unwilling to give up, unfortunately, on the leverage created by the Trump administration created via its ‘maximum pressure’ sanctions policy in the interest of obtaining some sort of JCPOA-plus, if you will, or as they are calling it, a longer and stronger deal,” Yaghoubian said.

While there are many technical and complex aspects to the agreement, the lifting of sanctions on Iran is not technical nor complex, Yaghoubian said. “This is extremely straightforward. The JCPOA benefits Iran only through sanctions relief. That is why Iran entered into the agreement. All of Iran’s civilian nuclear activity are fully legal under the JCPOA."

Watch the segment at “Russian envoy: Iran’s demand for US to guarantee nuclear deal logical, conforms to ‘elementary common sense.’

CSUSB professors participate in ‘Sustainability and Strategy’ conference
The Hitavada (India)
Oct. 25, 2021

Two members of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration faculty, Breena Coates and Vipin Gupta, were keynote speakers at the recent 7th International Conference on Sustainability & Management Strategy at the Institute of Management Technology Nagpur. The two-day conference saw rich exchange of knowledge on sustainable growth challenges facing India – in the context of pandemic crisis, life-style changes and the green challenges for organizations and society.

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