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$3 million federal grant will boost humanities students
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Nov. 14, 2022

In a business news briefs column: Brian Heisterkamp, a professor of communication studies, is the principal investigator for a $3 million federal grant that will help Cal State San Bernardino humanities students, providing them with stipends for participating in mentoring and internship programs.

The U.S. Department of Education Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division grant will span five years.

Some of the money aimed at the College of Arts & Letters will help students at Norco College and San Bernardino Valley College as they prepare to enter the four-year university.

“We wanted to make the argument that Arts and Humanities needs support as well and so what we’re doing is focusing on career readiness and academic success of students in those disciplines,” said Heisterkamp.

How the good life found an affordable home in Southern California
Site Selection Magazine
November 2022

Looking for tech talent and access to capital? Your search may end in San Bernardino County, which features affordable housing and Cal State San Bernardino’s nationally recognized cybersecurity program. Tony Coulson, executive director of CSUSB’s Cybersecurity Center, was interviewed for the article.

During his time at CSUSB, Coulson has led more than 20 grant-funded cybersecurity projects totaling over $18 million. He led the establishment of a nationally acclaimed cybersecurity program that spans business, computer science, national security studies, criminal justice, and public administration. The program is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

“The cybersecurity program at California State University-San Bernardino consists of seven different degrees,” he says. “We focus on a variety of disciplines, not just technical. It involves criminal justice, intelligence, business, government, etc. That suits our region well. We run — for almost 400 colleges nationally that meet stringent national standards on cybersecurity.”

Voting ballots found tossed in ravine miles from where they were mailed; authorities investigating
KTVU Sacramento
Nov. 14, 2022

Brian Levin, a criminal justice expert at Cal State San Bernardino, was interviewed in a segment about local and federal investigators are trying to determine how roughly two dozen ballots were found in a ravine, miles from where they were mailed.

"This is a big deal. And it is not only a local crime, but it is also a federal crime," said Levin.

He said investigators must determine if there was an attempt to interfere with the election, or if this was simply mail theft which happened to snare ballots as well?

"We have the safest, and most trustworthy election system in the world," said Levin.

Environmental arsonist fled the country in 2005 to avoid lengthy prison sentence — it worked
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Nov. 15, 2022

Brian Levin, director at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article about Joseph Dibee, who was indicted in 2006 for numerous arsons including the of burning a slaughterhouse in Oregon. He was a former international fugitive and supporter of the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.

“Left-wing terrorism has been overpromoted,” Levin said. “Not saying it doesn’t happen, but we saw the FBI calling this about a decade and a half ago the biggest terror threat … and it didn’t rise to that in terms of severity level.”

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