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CSUSB Department of Biology's Lúa López studying DNA from the past to save the future
Redlands Loma-Linda Patch
Nov. 10, 2022
Sometimes a tiny plant or a small shell can be a big time machine.
For CSUSB Department of Biology assistant professor Lúa López, studying a small plant often considered a weed or a mollusk prized as a culinary delicacy can do what the “Back to the Future” movies could never do in real life: provide scientific insights from the past that can help species in the present survive extinction in the future.
Expert advice – for online master’s social work degree
Riguad Joseph, CSUSB associate professor of social work, was one of the experts interviewed about factors prospective master of social work students should take into account when considering MSW online programs.
Kanye ‘Ye’ West has spouted anti-Semitic lyrics, Nazi comments since 2005
The Wrap via Yahoo!Entertainment
Nov. 14, 2022
Brian Levin, founding director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University, San Bernardino, said lyrics from some of Kanye West’s songs reflect “an age-old trope respecting Jews being dishonest with money,” in an article about the embattled rapper who faces criticism for comments that were anti-Semitic.
In November 2007, in his “Flashing Lights” song on the “Graduation” album, Ye described paparazzi photographers as being more odious than Nazis and also used a controversial derivative of the N-word to describe them. “And try to hit you with the ol-wu-wopte, ‘Til I got flashed by the paparazzi, Damn, these n—-s got me, I hate these n—-s more than a Nazi,” the lyrics state.
Such comments are troubling because they serve to “minimize the atrocities of Nazism in a rather unbalanced, narcissistic way,” Levin said. “Any time that kind of evil is misdirected or minimized, it takes us off the path of actual knowledge about the myriad atrocities done during the Third Reich,” Levin added, noting this is especially crucial as survivors and researchers of Nazi atrocities are dying off and people are increasingly subject to disinformation.
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