The presentation showed how CSUSB’s xREAL Lab uses embodied conversational agents in virtual reality to simulate realistic conversations for increasing students’ empathy and engagement.
Through the Next Generation Smart Classroom project, CSUSB has upgraded nearly 300 classrooms with leading-edge audio-visual communication technology.
Incoming spring semester CSUSB freshmen and transfer students will be provided with iPad bundles as part of the CSUCCESS (California State University Connectivity Contributing to Equity and Student Success) initiative to enhance student achievement.
Two separate seminars will take place: “Individual Development Plan (IDP) for Undergraduate Students” on Thursday, Oct. 21, and a training workshop for a select group of faculty on Friday, Oct. 22. They are the inaugural events that are part of the College of Natural Sciences’ U.S. Department of Education grant, “PATHS: Proactive Approaches for Training Hispanics in STEM.”
The five-year grant, “Proactive Approaches for Training Hispanics (PATHS) in STEM,” will help increase graduation rates and prepare students for graduate and professional schools.
Brittany Bloodhart, CSUSB assistant professor of psychology, has received a $444,414 grant to work with UC Riverside to reduce gender and sexual harassment in its College of Engineering.
Research by Anna Ya Ni (public administration) was cited in an article supporting online learning, and Anthony Silard (public administration) wrote the second article in a nine-part series on “Success Without Surrender” for his “The Art of Living Free” for Psychology Today.
Eun-ok Baek, a professor of education leadership and technology, has done extensive research in the area of online learning and the future of potentialities of instructional technology.
Angela Clark-Louque (education) was a guest panelist at the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators’ recent summit and on the Growing Inland Achievement program “Education Insight,” Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) discussed a plan by the G7 nations targeting big tech companies that move profits to low-tax offshore havens, Anthony Silard (public administration) wrote on overcoming rejection, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) discussed the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot and anti-Asian hate crimes.