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A school shooter prevention seminar is coming to the valley this Friday at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
KESQ Palm Springs
March 27, 2023

In light of the Nashville school shooting that claimed the lives of six people on March 27, Thomas McWeeney, professor of public administration at Cal State San Bernardino, was interviewed about that incident and the upcoming program, “Zero Tolerance: A Different Approach to Preventing School Shootings,” set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.

The program was scheduled before the mass shooting, but organizers want to share what the public can learn from attending the seminar.

“Last year 2022, there were more school shootings than any previous year, there were 46 children killed the highest, the highest number in any previous year,” says McWeeney. “So, something else has to happen.”

CSUSB professor comments on Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s campaign against antisemitism
Associated Press
March 27, 2023

The work of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism was highlighted an article about New England Patriots football team owner Robert Kraft launching a $25 million “Stand Up to Jewish Hate” campaign.

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism reported last week that Jews were the most targeted of all U.S. religious groups in 2022 in 21 major cities, accounting for 78% of religious hate crimes.

Brian Levin, the center’s director, said he is concerned about brazen, public expressions of antisemitism, and the proliferation of antisemitic tropes and conspiracy theories online. A campaign against antisemitism which solicits the support of non-Jewish people can help create awareness, he said.

“It is so important to show that antisemitism is un-American,” Levin said. “If we can show non-Jews as allies, that could be powerful.”

Inclusion for all: CSUSB full-time lecturer leads the way in disability inclusion research
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
March 27, 2023

“Inclusion is not a nicety,” affirms Jess Nerren. “Inclusion is a necessity.”

Nerren, the interim faculty director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) and full-time lecturer of communication studies, is a disability inclusion researcher who explored the topic in her dissertation and, with the help of scholars across the country, published a book that focuses on disability inclusion, particularly autism inclusion.

The Shift Flextime Scale: a Measure of Flextime Availability, Use, and Consequences for Shift Workers
Journal of Business and Psychology

Mark Agars (psychology) was part of a team of researchers who published an article that focused on flexible work schedules for shift workers. The researchers developed and validated “a flexible work arrangements scale designed for use with shift workers. Consistent with research on the benefits of flexibility and nature of shift work, the scale conceptualizes flextime as predictability and control over the timing of work.”

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