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Cal State San Bernardino professors will discuss AI and education at Redlands AAUW meeting
The Sun/The Press-Enterprise/Redlands Daily Facts/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
April 26, 2024

CSUSB faculty members Mihaela Popescu and Fadi Muheidat will present “Riding the Wave: Education in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence” when the Redlands branch of the American Association of University Women meets 6:30 p.m. May 7 in the Casa Loma Room on the University of Redlands campus. Popescu is a professor of digital media and the faculty director of the Extended Reality for Learning Lab at Cal State San Bernardino. Muheidat is director of the Teaching Resource Center at Cal State San Bernardino and an associate professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Unpacking the truth of antisemitism on college campuses
April 25, 2024

Brian Levin, founding director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, was interviewed for a segment about the demonstrations on the nation’s college campuses over the continuing Israel-Hamas war, and the misconceptions about the hate incidents that stem from some of them. The interview begins about 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the segment.

Southern California colleges grapple with safety and graduation amid Gaza protests
Los Angeles Daily News/Southern California News Group
April 28, 2024

Brian Levin, founding director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was quoted in an article about Southern California college campuses taking campus and public safety issues as they prepare for spring graduation ceremonies as many institutions deal with tensions and demonstrations related to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The article also mentioned CSUSB’s commencement ceremonies among those scheduled for May and June.

Levin noted the rising number of hate crimes and rhetoric among both anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim groups in major cities since the Hamas attacks on Oct. 7.

Levin argued that college campuses are meant to foster open, nuanced communication — and students oftentimes have the loudest voice when it comes to causes. He said administrators must be sensitive about the “generational grief” that students, particularly those of color, are experiencing, and do their best to avoid a “militarized response when free speech has a technical violation of rules.”

“Taking passionate moral positions on the issues of the day is not only the right of students, but to peaceably do so is an obligation,” Levin said. “Universities have an obligation at large to engage in this conversation. … They are supposed to be that shining place, (where) free expression is the default.”

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