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CSUSB professor studies glaciers focusing on climate change
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
Dec. 1, 2021

For Claire Todd, a glacial geologist and professor of geological sciences at Cal State San Bernardino, researching climate change is vital – it will affect everyone in some way, be it changes in the weather, water availability, or rising sea levels.

"Scientists like me who study the impact of past climate changes are trying to understand what impacts we might expect in the future so that communities can better prepare for climate changes to come," said Todd, who joined CSUSB in August from Pacific Lutheran University and serves as the chair in the geological sciences department.

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CSUSB entrepreneurship program ranked among nation’s best
IE Business Daily
Dec. 1, 2021

Cal State San Bernardino’s graduate program in entrepreneurship has been ranked among the best programs of its kind by the Princeton Review. The program, which is part of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, was named the 15th-best entrepreneurship program in the west and the 50th-best nationwide by the New York-based college admissions service company.

“As the only California State University program included in either the graduate program rankings for 2022, we are excited to be the No. 15 graduate program in the west and among the top 50 in the nation,” said Mike Stull, director of the entrepreneurship school, in a statement. “The School of Entrepreneurship and our Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship are a destination for students wanting to create an entrepreneurial future.”

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CSUSB professor participates in panel discussion on the Jussie Smollett trial
Crime Online
Dec. 1, 2021

Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was one of the guests on “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” for a segment on the trial of actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of faking a hate crime on himself in January 2019 in Chicago.

From about 26 minutes and 40 seconds until about 29 minutes into the podcast, Levin discussed how Smollett could have been believed, and then added that “64 out of about 21,000 over a three-year period” were faked hate crime reports. Of those who fake such incidents, “I think these folks who do this have actually experiences some kind of emotional thing related to bias during their life, whatever it is,” he said. “And now what they see is, well, this is an opportunity. And what we see with these kind of folks is, we see various things. … Either it’s a distraction from some wrong doing, an aggrandizement, or some kind of benefit, socially or otherwise.”

Where Smollett appeared to go wrong was not expecting the Chicago Police Department to be thorough in its investigation, Levin said.

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While hate speech is constitutionally protected, it is often connected to hate crimes, CSUSB professor says
KNX Radio Los Angeles
Dec. 2, 2021

Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a segment about the possible link between anti-Semitic leaflets strewn on Beverly Hills lawns and hateful banners hung on overpasses on the 405 Freeway in Irvine.

“And while this kind of rhetoric is protected by the First Amendment, these kind of stereotypes and conspiracy theories are connected to hate crime,” Levin said. “And in Los Angeles this year, there is a 75 percent increase in hate crimes overall.”

Listen to the segment.

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