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Van Wart named CSUSB’s outstanding professor
IE Business Daily
April 16, 2023

Montgomery “Monty” Van Wart has been named Cal State San Bernardino’s outstanding professor for the 2022-23 academic year.

A professor of public administration at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, Van Wart was recognized for his “dedication to students, junior faculty, and the university,” according to a statement on the university’s website.

Curtis Park Drag Queen Story Time targeted by hate group no plans to cancel
CBS Sacramento
April 14, 2023

Brian Levin, the director for the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for a segment about a small Sacramento-area business owners being the target of death threats for hosting Drag Queen Story Time events in the past. He said the owners’ decision to continue the event was a way to push back against hate speech.

Levin told CBS13 new data that will be released soon shows Sacramento and Los Angeles are two California where hate crimes increased in the last two years.

"We see invective rising online about drag shows and gender non-conforming people, what else do we see? Militant groups, looking for excuses to act violently," said Levin.

Predicting timber theft based on environmental features – Insights from Humboldt Redwoods State Park, US
Forest Policy and Economics
Nerea Marteache (criminal justice) co-authored a paper on the theft of downed redwood trees from a state park. From the abstract: “There's a small but growing body of evidence that wildlife crime mirrors the spatial concentrations we see with traditional, high-volume urban crimes. Yet, the majority of this literature has focused on the poaching of fauna, not flora. Therefore, it is unclear whether poaching of flora—both plants and trees—is spatially concentrated and can be explained by both the natural and built landscape. This study set out to empirically examine this question as it relates to the illicit removal of downed redwood trees in Humboldt Redwoods State Park (HRSP)—home to the largest contiguous area of old-growth redwood forest on Earth.”

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