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Short-term economic outlook sounds like a ‘broken record,’ says CSUSB professor

Inland Empire News Today

April 4, 2022

Fifty-six percent of local purchasing managers quizzed by the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino predict the economy will turn weaker in the coming quarter. That’s the highest level since May 2020.
They fret about increasing inflation, snarled supply chains, and gas prices higher than ever.
In its monthly report issued Monday, the Institute’s Director Dr. Barbara Sirotnik predicted continued economic volatility in the Inland Empire economy over the next few months. Her concern focused on supply chain disruptions, ongoing price increases, labor shortages, and now shortages and price hikes for commodities such as paper, food products, and oil due to the conflict in Ukraine.

Going forward, she said “This will sound like a broken record, but all we can say with certainty is that short-term predictions about the regional economy are impossible to make with any sense of accuracy.”

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CSUSB professor writes about ‘our shared loneliness’

Psychology Today

April 4, 2022

In his blog, The Art of Living Free, Anthony Silard, associate professor of public administration, wrote about the true value in knowing the difference between loneliness and solitude. In part, Silard wrote, “Loneliness has become the suffering of our generation. Yet it’s important to note that loneliness and solitude are not the same. As the Belgian-American poet and novelist May Sarton sagely discerned, ‘Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.’ … This distinction between loneliness and solitude is a perennial issue human beings have been managing for centuries. Yet thanks to our phones and other devices, we seem to be edging toward a collective loneliness—subjective, negatively experienced isolation—unlike any we have previously experienced.

Read the whole blog post at "Our Shared Loneliness."

CSUSB adjunct professor named police chief in the San Bernardino Police Department


April 4, 2022

After a nationwide search, the City of San Bernardino has announced that Upland Police Chief Darren Goodman has been selected to be the next chief of police. Goodman, who is also an adjunct professor at Cal State San Bernardino, has been in law enforcement for over 31 years. He joins a department with 262 sworn officers and 150 civilian staff, and will be the first African American police chief in the San Bernardino Police department’s 116-year history.

Read the whole article at "San Bernardino names Darren Goodman as new chief of police."

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