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CSUSB professor comments on Nikki Haley taking on Trump
Feb. 14, 2023

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, cowrote an article on Nikki Haley, former United Nations ambassador in the Trump administration, taking on the former president in the 2024 Republican primary.

“Haley’s presidential bid isn’t just significant because she’s the first candidate to openly challenge Trump,” Conroy wrote with Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight senior writer. “ As a child of Indian immigrants, she’s also the first woman of color — and the fifth woman ever — to run for the Republican presidential nomination. … The fact that she’s going up against Trump will sharpen the contrast, particularly if he uses the racist and sexist attacks he’s employed against past challengers. Haley’s candidacy will be a high-profile test of how a woman of color is received by Republican primary voters.”

CSUSB hosts Southern California Mesoamerica Network's 2023 Spring Meeting
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
Feb. 13, 2023

CSUSB anthropology faculty Guy Hepp and Frances Berdan (emerita) will be among the presenters when the Southern California Mesoamerica Network returns to Cal State San Bernardino for its 2023 Spring Meeting on Saturday, March 4. The meeting will focus on crafting, featuring presentations from students, visiting scholars and indigenous craftspeople.

“Crafting in Mesoamerica,” which is free and open to the public, will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the university’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences building, room SB-128.

The article also appeared in Indian Country Today on Feb. 14.

CSUSB professor to speak at Los Angeles Natural History Museum’s First Fridays
KCRW Radio Los Angeles
Feb. 14, 2023

CSUSB professor of biology Stuart Sumida will be one of the guest speakers who will discuss “Witches, Wizards and Magical Powers,” 5 p.m. March 3 at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. The program is part of the museum’s First Fridays “Fandoms and Fantasy,” exploring the science behind science fiction and the cultures behind popular culture.

Seeking congruity for communal and agentic goals: a longitudinal examination of U.S. college women’s persistence in STEM
Social Psychology of Education

Brittany Bloodhart (psychology) coauthored a paper, which Using Goal Congruity Theory as a framework, “tested the longitudinal impact of perceptions of STEM career goal affordances, personal communal and agentic goal endorsements, and their congruity on persistence in science from the second through fourth years of college among women in STEM majors in the United States.”  

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