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Chemical Sciences bldg., Faculty in the News
May 31, 2024

Yolonda Youngs (geography and environmental studies) was a guest on the Nature Revisited podcast, Stuart Sumida (biology) was interviewed by about how research is affected when fossils are auctioned to private parties and spoke at the Game School Expo in Norway, and Brian Levin (criminal justice, emeritus) commented on the arrest of a man suspected of attacking a pro-Palestinian protest camp at UCLA.

From left, Sastry G. Pantula, dean of the College of Natural Sciences; Katelyn Schwarz, scholarship recipient; Daniel Nickerson, associate professor of biology; and Jeremy Dodsworth, biology department chair.
May 24, 2024

CSUSB biology graduate Katelyn Schwarz was honored with the 2023-24 Professor Richard Fehn Scholarship for her academic achievements, research endeavors and commitment to advancing scientific knowledge.

At the I.E. Summer STEM Community, attendees will learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, participate in roundtable discussions, and network with CSUSB professors, students and alumni.
May 24, 2024

Project RAISE (Retention and Achievement for Introductory STEM English Learners), a five-year Institutional Transformation Project funded by the National Science Foundation, will host the inaugural I.E. Summer STEM Community event on June 1 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

CSBS, Faculty in the News
May 22, 2024

Meredith Conroy (political science) participated on a 538 live blog following primary and special elections in in Georgia, Idaho, Oregon, Kentucky and California, Stuart Sumida (biology) was mentioned in a podcast by the head animator of “Kung Fu Panda 4,” and Brian Levin (criminal justice, emeritus) was interviewed about extremism in politics.

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus held a pinning ceremony in its Indian Wells Theater on May 17.
May 21, 2024

CSUSB students were presented with nursing pins by department of nursing faculty and were joined by an audience of family, friends and various CSUSB faculty, staff and administrators.

CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales congratulates a member of the Class of 2024 at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Commencement ceremony on May 17.
May 20, 2024

“Your impact, as new degree holders, is creating a marked and structural difference right here in the Inland Empire,” CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales told the university’s Class of 2024.

From left, Beyza Aktepe, the college’s Outstanding Graduate, and David Murillo, the Outstanding Undergraduate
May 19, 2024

Beyza Aktepe, a nutrition science major, is the college’s Outstanding Graduate Student and David Murillo, a chemistry major, is the Outstanding Undergraduate Student. They were honored at the College of Natural Science’s Spring Commencement ceremony on May 18 at the Toyota Arena in Ontario.

Students celebrate at the 2023 College of Natural Sciences Commencement ceremony at the Toyota Arena.
May 17, 2024

The university will celebrate the Spring Commencement exercises May 17-18 at Toyota Arena in Ontario.  

Stuart Sumida, professor of biology
May 7, 2024

Stuart Sumida, professor of biology, shares the importance of diversity in the classroom.