Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) will participate in a program, “The Nakba and Palestinian Refugees 75 Years On: Why They Still Matter,” on May 17, and Enrique Murillo Jr. (education) was officially sworn in as a member of President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.
Enrique Murillo Jr. and his fellow commissioners were sworn in during a ceremony at the White House, marking the official launch of the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.
Chrystina Smith-Rasshan will work in collaboration with ICDFR director Mark Agars to oversee the multitude of institute programs and activities.
Meredith Conroy (political science), José Muñoz (sociology), Enrique Murillo Jr. (education) and Aleksandra Ksiezak (2022-23 W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence) were mentioned in recent news articles.
President Joe Biden appointed Murillo, professor of education and executive director and founder of Latino Education & Advocacy Days (LEAD), to the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.
Two community new sites announce that Brian Levin (criminal justice) was appointed to the California Commission on the State of Hate, and David Yagoubian (history) was interviewed for a segment on the latest concerning Iran-U.S. relations.
Levin, founding director of the university’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, is a member of the first cohort of commissioners appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the newly formed panel that will track hate crimes in California and make recommendations to the governor, state Legislature and state agencies on how to fight hate.
Leslie Leighton (music) was interviewed about being named the principal guest conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony, Manuel Bustamante Jr. (lecture, criminal justice) was appointed to the Riverside County Superior Court bench, and work by Brian Levin (criminal justice) and the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism was cited in an article about the increase in anti-Asian violence in New York City.
The appointment of Parastou Feizzaringhalam (English) to associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters makes headlines, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) is interviewed for an article about the extremist movement known as the Boogaloo Boys, members of which are suspected in the killings of two law enforcement officers in 2020.