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CSUSB professor discusses FBI foiling extremist plot targeting Baltimore’s electrical grid
PBS NewsHour
Feb. 7, 2023

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a segment about increasing attacks by extremists and others to disrupt and knock out the nation’s power grid. Federal officials recently arrested two suspected neo-Nazis and charged them in connection with a plot to attack power stations in Maryland.

Teach U.S. students about Holocaust, experts say, amid rise in antisemitism
The Guardian
Feb. 8, 2023

As many states with recently enacted Holocaust education laws implement the subject in classrooms, experts, including Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, are urging educators to refrain from teaching the Holocaust from an exclusively historical perspective.

“We have to have a whole of society approach, and I think part of that includes education, but it also includes the soccer coach. It also includes the community leaders, particularly local ones. I think what this will say to students will not only enlighten them about civics, but also history, psychology and governance,” Levin said.

“When you teach people about prejudice, stereotyping, conspiracies and disinformation and how to go through those weeds, it is like teaching someone to fish. They carry that for a lifetime,” Levin added.

CSUSB professor, students offer tips on how to find affordable car insurance in California

Francisca Beer, professor of finance, and CSUSB graduate students Aparna Kasturi and Ashwin Chudasama were featured in the “Ask the Experts” section on the personal finance website’s article on finding affordable car insurance.

Eight common mistakes to avoid when beginning a new romance

Kelly Campbell, Ph.D., a relationship psychologist, at California State University, San Bernardino, shared her thoughts to the lifestyle website on starting a new relationship and offered some advice on the best and worst ways to do so.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Gender Gap in Newly Created Domains of Household Labor
Sociological Perspectives

Jurgita Abromaviciute (sociology) co-wrote a study that drew on “interview data from 62 matched different-sex, dual-career spouses raising young children to examine the mechanisms behind the gender gap in household labor during the COVID-19 pandemic. We argue that the pandemic represents a unique case of social uncertainty and an opportunity to observe how structural conditions shape the gendered division of household labor.”

Inclusive Assessment of Class Participation: Students’ Takeaways as a One-Minute Paper
PS: Political Science and Politics

Luba Levin-Banchik (political science) wrote, “This article surveys the scholarship on one-minute papers and participation grading in political science, outlines takeaway procedures, and discusses how to adjust this technique for face-to-face and online learning environments.”

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