While at CSUSB, Barker will teach a course, “Journey to the Beyond: Funerary Art in Egypt from the Predynastic Period to the Late Period,” a unique class that mixes the study of ancient Egyptian funerary art with modern museum collecting practices and ethics.
Tony Coulson (cybersecurity) discussed the dangers of using public cell phone chargers, Kate Liszka (history) was featured in an article about the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, Mike Kohout (geography) and Jeremy Murray (history) are coordinating a forum on the region’s warehouse industry, and Jason P. Jung (biology) was part of a team that recently published a study on the knuckle-walking Sahelanthropus tchadensis.
Dozens of CSUSB students have worked with the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition both in Egypt and at CSUSB getting firsthand experience with primary faculty-led research. The expedition recently excavated two ancient houses and an ancient Egyptian mining settlement, and discovered six new archaeological sites.
Kelly Campbell (psychology) was interviewed for an article about dealing with stress related to personal finances, Kate Liszka and Kasia Szpakowska (history) are featured in a new mini-series on ancient Egypt, Yunfei Hou (computer science and engineering) is helping to organize a data science summer fellowship, and Leslie R. Amodeo and Dionisio A. Amodeo (psychology) led a team of researchers that published a study on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), medications that are commonly used by pregnant women.
Kate Liszka, associate professor of history and the Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology, and Kasia Szpakowska, W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence in spring 2021, play major roles in the nine-episode series.
Ksiezak is teaching an upper-division history course, “In the Land of Stone and Copper: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Technology,” and will give a keynote lecture, “A gateway into the desert: History, exploration, and cyclical rediscovery of Wadi Tumilat,” at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art on Oct. 27.
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.
Kate Liszka, the Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology and associate professor of history, served as the Egyptological consultant for the film that will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 25, on the Disney Channel, and Sept. 30 on Disney+.
Brian Levin (criminal justice), Kate Liszka (history), Ezekiel Bonillas (entrepreneurship) and Lacey Kendall (communication studies) were included in recent news coverage.