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CSUSB Model UN program ultimate goal to develop hopeful, vocal scholars
Redlands-Loma Linda Patch
April 26, 2023

While his job as director of the Model United Nations program at Cal State San Bernardino is to prepare the student delegates to take on the role of diplomats at National Model United Nations, conferences, Sina Bastami (geography and environmental studies) says it goes a little further than that.

“We train them to become, or act like, diplomats and delegates of the United Nations,” Bastami said. “But, to be honest, the point of the program is to create hopeful, vocal scholars.” The scholarly work is what they do to prepare, the vocal work is in presenting their knowledge, and “hopeful is who they are for the future. So, if I can put together a hopeful, vocal scholar, then I’ve done my job as a director.”

The university’s Model United Nations program continued its tradition of excellence when it brought home Distinguished Delegation honors while representing Austria at the prestigious National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.

Latest update of the Journal of Latinos and Education is now online
Journal of Latinos and Education

Edited by Enrique Murillo Jr. (education), the latest update of the Journal of Latinos and Education, a Latino Education and Advocacy Days publication housed in the James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education, is now online. It provides a cross-, multi-, and interdisciplinary forum for scholars and writers from diverse disciplines who share a common interest in the analysis, discussion, critique, and dissemination of educational issues that impact Latinos.

Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients: What the Radiological Nurse Needs to Know
Journal of Radiology Nursing

Justin Schneider (nursing) is the first author of an article to specifically educate radiological nurses in transgender and gender diverse (TGD) terminology, the impact of healthcare disparities on this population, inclusive practice environments, and considerations for TGD clients seeking care in radiology. With this knowledge nurses will be able to evaluate their own nursing practice as well as the physical care environment to support gender-affirming care.

Does Peer-to-Peer Writing Tutoring Cause Stress? A Multi-Institutional RAD Study
Writing Center Journal

Sarah Dunn (kinesiology) was part of a team of researchers that published a multi-institutional study that examined whether peer writing tutors experience increased stress/anxiety while tutoring.

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