The $50,000 gift by Charles and Priscilla Porter will support the Porter Resource Center, which works to develop a thriving and sustainable history major at the Palm Desert Campus and enhances its reputation as an educational leader in the social science field.
Student Armando Bolaños and history professor Michael Karp attended the World Affairs Councils of America National Conference, which took place on Nov. 17-19 and brought together prominent political leaders, leading journalists, intellectuals and diplomats to discuss our nation’s most pressing issues.
Laura Woodney (physics and astronomy), Ryan Keating (history), Michael Karp (history), Sarah Dunn (kinesiology), Pablo Gomez (psychology), Deirdre Lanesskog (social work), and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were mentioned in recent news coverage.
Scot Zentner (political science), Brian Levin (criminal justice), Michael Karp (history), Michael Salvador (communication studies), Mike Stull (entrepreneurship) and Ezekiel Bonillas (entrepreneurship adjunct) were included in recent news coverage.
The interdisciplinary group of faculty and student scholars is conducting qualitative interviews with local residents to uncover prominent cultural narratives concerning the Salton Sea and its impact.
Thomas Corrigan (communication studies) was interviewed about former NBA player Kwame Brown’s sharp criticism of former players-turned-sports-media-pundits, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was sought out by media on topics related to extremism.
Brian Levin (criminal justice) was part of a panel of experts interviewed about the increase in hate incidents targeting Asian Americans, and Michael Karp (history) coordinated and hosted the 16th annual Academic WorldQuest competition held virtually on March 4.
The competition is usually hosted by Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus in the Indian Wells Theater, but arrangements were made to hold WorldQuest virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of History will host its fall graduation celebration and its Phi Alpha Theta “Ritual of Induction” on Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. via Zoom.