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Cal State San Bernardino art professor back on Netflix’s ‘Blown Away’
The Press-Enterprise/The Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/Redlands Daily Facts
March 7, 2024

Cal State San Bernardino professor Katherine Gray is returning to TV this week, returning to her role as a judge on “Blown Away.” Gray is a glass artist and chair of the art and design department at Cal State San Bernardino, who is returning for the fourth season of the glass-blowing competition show, which premieres Friday, March 8 on Netflix.

Harsh rhetoric on migrants raises fears of more Latino hate crimes
March 7, 2024

Research by CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism was cited in an article about Latino activists and political leaders concerned about the increasingly  harsh and racist rhetoric about migrants and how it may be fueling an increase in hate crimes against Latinos.

An Axios review of data from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that since 2016 hate crimes against Latinos spiked during various news events involving them or after comments made by Donald Trump.

"We've seen a correlation between brazen, anti-Latino immigrant rhetoric and anti-Latino hate crimes in recent years," Brian Levin, the recently retired director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, tells Axios.

Levin said anti-Latino hate crimes also tend to rise when other groups are targeted or in the news, such as when Trump imposed a Muslim travel ban during his presidency.

CSUSB professor comments on Chinese film star Jia Ling losing weight for new film, sparking online sensation
Australian Broadcasting Company
March 7, 2024

Li Yawen, a professor of social work at California State University San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article about body image and the sudden weight loss of Chinese film star Jia Ling for a role in the film “You Only Live Once.”

Li said a movie like “YOLO” could worsen peoples' perceptions of their weight.

"Potentially [it's] leading to more young women believing they are overweight, experiencing low self-esteem, or engaging in unhealthy weight loss behaviours," Li said.

Li has studied the body-image perception of female Chinese university students.

Physical activity among transgender individuals: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies

Justin Schneider (nursing) was part of a team of researchers who published an article that focused on how transgender individuals face stigma, discrimination, and other barriers impacting their ability to engage in physical activity.

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