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The threat of domestic extremism remains, says CSUSB professor

NBC News

Jan. 3, 2022

The U.S. government is taking the threat of domestic extremism more seriously. 

More than 700 people so far have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the Capitol breach. A select House committee is investigating the attack, and President Joe Biden has established a national strategy that devotes $100 million to the Justice Department to address the threat of domestic violent extremism. 

The vigilance is warranted, said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. 

Because even while extremist groups go through a time of “fragmentation and realignment,” he said the environmental elements that contributed to the rise in extremism up to the attack on the Capitol remain strong.

Read the complete article at “From the Capitol to the city council: How extremism in the U.S. shifted after Jan. 6.”

CSUSB associate professor writes about transforming friendships from thematic to genuine

Psychology Today

Dec. 27, 2021

Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, wrote the last installment of his eight-part series on how to understand the role of a common theme in developing new friendships. He suggests taking time each week to hang out with the same (new) people doing the same things (e.g., taking a language class, going to yoga, playing on the same sports team, going to the same karaoke night or interactive piano bar) until they are no longer new in our lives and become our friends. He writes: “If we wish to create enduring friendships – what I call ‘CMSRs’ (compassionate, meaningful, sustainable relationships) in my new course Managing Loneliness: How to Develop Meaningful Relationships and Enduring Happiness – we need to slow down to the speed of life.”

Read the whole article at “Transforming friendships from thematic to genuine.”

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus staff quoted in Desert Charities News

Desert Charities News

January/February/March 2022 issue

Peter Sturgeon, interim senior director of philanthropy at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, and Mike Singer, public affairs/communication specialist for PDC, were quoted in Desert Charities News in the column “Men in Philanthropy,” which features industry leaders and influencers in the nonprofit industry. Sturgeon and Singer are featured on page 32.

“I am incredibly fortunate to be in a position which connects those with passion for educational philanthropy with those that just need a hand up to step over obstacles on their path to a University degree,” said Sturgeon. “The CSUSB Palm Desert University Campus offers programs which are vital to the recovery of our desert economy.”

“Throughout the pandemic, CSUSB has been there for its students by providing laptops and hotspots so they can continue with their studies and be successful,” said Singer. “I am proud to work for a university that is improving the lives of so many people on a daily basis.”

Read the whole article in the January/February/March 2022 issue of Desert Charities News.

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