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Opinion: To secure the U.S.-Mexico border we need to build trust, not build 30-foot walls
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Feb. 16, 2023

A column on a new wall being built at Friendship Park at U.S.-Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana for “national security” reasons cited an article by Kimberly Collins, CSUSB professor of public administration, written in 2017, “What seems to rarely be considered is that borders can also increase insecurity, as they close people off from each other and decrease levels of trust and cooperation. The European Union and a reduction of borders came to be partly because of the two great wars during the first half of the 20th century. The hope was to improve economic growth by moving beyond war and increasing cooperation by creating economic bonds.”

CSUSB professor comments on arrest of suspect in shooting of two Jewish men in Los Angeles
KNX Radio Los Angeles
Feb. 17, 2023

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, commended the work of law enforcement officers after the arrest of a suspect in two separate shootings in which Jewish men were targeted in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles on Feb. 15.

Letter-similarity effects in braille word recognition
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Pablo Gomez (psychology) cowrote a paper that examined “whether letter-similarity effects occur in reading braille. The rationale is that braille is a writing system in which the sensory information is processed in qualitatively different ways than in visual reading: the form of the word’s letters is highly stable due to the standardisation of braille and the sensing of characters is transient and somewhat serial.”

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