Jessica Block Nerren (communication studies) led a team that included CSUSB faculty whose new book on autism-inclusion, education reform and communication, was recently published, Kate Liszka (history) served as a consultant on a new Disney movie, and Michael Stull (entrepreneurship) discussed the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship’s first-ever State of Entrepreneurship Minority Report.
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.
The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars program assists students interested in a doctoral program, while the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program aims to increase the number of doctoral students applying for future CSU faculty positions.
Gregory Gondwe (communication studies) discussed his research on social media influencers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in articles related to extremism and hate crimes.
The recipients of the award are Mahmood Nikbakhtzadeh, assistant professor of health science and human ecology; Jacob Jones, associate professor of psychology; José A. Muñoz, associate professor of sociology; and Mariam Betlemidze, associate professor of communication studies.
Gregory Gondwe (communication studies) is selected to be a visiting scholar at Harvard, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was included in an article about a state task force’s preliminary report looking at reparations for California’s Black residents.
Gregory Gondwe, assistant professor of communication studies, is one of nine selected individuals from across the globe to serve as a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Institute for Social Media Rebooting.
Naim Aburaddi, has had an amazing academic career leading up to his acceptance into the prestigious doctoral program in media studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he will study the digital media’s misrepresentation of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims and other Indigenous communities.