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Student-run journal, History in the Making, earns fifth consecutive national award
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
Dec. 20, 2022

The Cal State San Bernardino student-run journal, History in the Making: A Journal of History, is a model of excellence and consistency, and has again earned national honors from the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. The 15th edition of the journal, published in the spring, was awarded second prize in the 2022 Gerald D. Nash History Journal Competition – Graduate Print Division, the honor society recently announced.

It is also the 10th time the journal has been recognized by the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, said Tiffany Jones, CSUSB professor of history and one of the faculty advisors, who noted that History in the Making competes against journals from universities throughout the nation.

“The student journal is a reflection of the consistently excellent work of our students in the history department,” said Jeremy Murray, a CSUSB professor of history who served as the journal’s primary faculty advisor. “The student research, writing and editing work is done at a remarkably high level and this national award confirms that. Faculty and staff support across the history department and across campus, from our department to others, and to printing and shipping, all help make the journal possible. It is a delight and a privilege to be able to work with such outstanding students!”

Nazi symbols carved into Beverly Hills menorah on first night of Hanukkah
Los Angeles Times
Dec. 19, 2022

An article about a man arrested on suspicion of carving an antisemitic Nazi symbols on the base of a giant menorah also reported that, according to Los Angeles Police Department data analyzed by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, hate crimes in Los Angeles rose by 12% in the first 10 months of this year over the same period in 2021. Anti-Jewish hate crimes went up 13%, from 71 to 80.

Brian Levin, the center’s director, said he expects the number of hate crimes to continue rising into 2023 with high-profile figures such as Kanye West openly spouting antisemitic remarks online and in interviews. Two months ago, a hate group waved a banner on a 405 Freeway overpass in Los Angeles in support of the rapper’s comments.

“It’s not just the kind of antisemitic attack now that occurs where someone wants to be anonymous in a dark alley,” Levin said. “This is an in-your-face brazen type of antisemitism.”

Why did the FBI undercount antisemitic hate crimes?
Washington Examiner
Dec. 20, 2022

An article on the latest FBI hate crime report that underreported antisemitic hate crimes – attributed to a new reporting system and low participation by local law enforcement agencies – included analysis by the CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism:

“So, what should 2021’s total look like? Brian Levin, the director of California State University, San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, would start by including New York City’s 207 hate crimes, California’s 151, and Chicago’s revised total of eight. That’s 366 antisemitic hate crimes beyond the already published 324, and there are surely more. Levin’s center found that antisemitic hate crimes ‘ended the year up 59% in major U.S. cities’ and that Jews ‘were in the top five [targeted groups] in over half the cities surveyed.’”

Antisemitic hate crimes rise in major cities, CSUSB center reports
Dec. 17, 2022

Antisemitic hate crimes are trending higher this year in several major cities, and could surpass 2021 numbers — a possible record year, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

This, in spite of the latest FBI hate crime report showing a decline in such crimes over the same time period. "Excluded in this report were cities you wouldn't exclude from major sports leagues," Brian Levin, director of the center, told Axios. He said when you include antisemitic hate crimes in New York and Los Angeles, for example, the number of antisemitic hate crimes nationally in 2021 is around a record level. And 2022 could surpass that.

Fontana resident helps Cal State’s Model United Nations team achieve top honors at conference
Fontana Herald News
Dec. 18, 2022

Members of two teams in Cal State San Bernardino’s Model United Nations program, including one student from Fontana, brought home top honors after participating in the National Model United Nations-Japan conference in Kobe, Japan recently, continuing the program’s long tradition of excellence.

The team representing India was named a Distinguished Delegation for the conference, and the team representing Jamaica was awarded Outstanding Delegates in Committee, working in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Committee. The conference took place Nov. 20-27, which included the students’ Thanksgiving break, and was hosted by Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.

“This group of incredible students contributed, collaborated and cooperated with more than 400 students from 36 colleges and universities to find sustainable and equitable solutions to the pressing global issues,” said Sina Bastami, director of the CSUSB Model UN program. “From environmental crisis to gender inequality, these global citizens offered solutions and created an environment for others to contribute for creating a better future for all humankind.”

Cal State San Bernardino continues to be recognized for its entrepreneurial programs
Fontana Herald News
Dec. 17, 2022

Cal State San Bernardino has advanced in the Princeton Review’s 17th annual rankings for top graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies in the United States. CSUSB has moved from 50th place overall to 44th in the world, and from 15th to 8th in the West. CSUSB is the only California State University campus recognized in the rankings, and one of only five universities in California to make the list.

“Entrepreneurship studies at CSUSB continue to go from strength to strength,” said Mike Stull, professor of entrepreneurship. “We have created an innovative approach to graduate education in both our Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the MBA program that excels at preparing students to be the future entrepreneurs of our region and beyond. Additionally, we have a robust ecosystem that supports and encourages experiential learning and startup activity. We think and dream big here in the IE.”

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