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On a segment on Disney’s new animated feature, “Strange World,” the program “Short Wave reported: “Enter married couple Elizabeth Rega and Stuart Sumida. Elizabeth is a professor of anatomy (at Western University Health Sciences) and Stuart's a professor of paleontology (at Cal State San Bernardino). They've worked as science consultants on more than 70 films, from 'Ratatouille' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy.' Film crews bring the duo onboard as biology experts, to help animators figure out how their animal creations — and sometimes their imaginary beasts — should look and move. But 'Strange World' may be their biggest undertaking yet; Elizabeth and Stuart entered at the earliest stages of production to help envision the kinds of creatures that would fill this world with science and wonder.”
Interview: Behind the science of Disney’s ‘Strange World’ with Dr. Elizabeth Rega and Dr. Stuart Sumida
Feb. 14, 2023
The entertainment blog published a question-and-answer interview with Stuart Sumida CSUSB professor of biology, and his wife, Elizabeth Rega, professor of anatomy at Anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences, about their role as consultants for Disney’s latest feature film, “Strange World.”
“Both are heavily sought after for their expertise in Hollywood, with past Disney film consulting projects including ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Pocahontas,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘Tarzan,’ ‘Brother Bear,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Ratatouille,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Raya and the Last Dragon.’ They’ve both also worked with Walt Disney Imagineering on projects including Expedition Everest and updates to The Hall of Presidents.
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Parkinsonism & Related Disorder
Jacob D. Jones (psychology, CSUSB Center on Aging) led a team that examined cognitive impairment, a common non-motor symptom in people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder occurring mostly in the older adult population and is characterized by both motor and non-motor symptoms.
“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 created by our Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) that supports and encourages experiential learning and startup activity.”
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