The Faculty Center for Excellence also begins the new academic year with an expanded new structure that unifies faculty support and professional development in one center.
Mihaela Popescu (communication studies) discussed the new CSUSB-Annenberg Pipeline Program with the Annenberg School for Communication, Mike Stull (entrepreneurship) introduced the new Entrepreneurial Resource Center, a partnership with the city of San Bernardino, Andrea Giuffren (criminal justice) coauthored a study on the long-term impact of juvenile crime, and Donna Garcia (psychology) coauthored research on claims of bias by “high-status” groups.
The university will host a faculty panel on the use of artificial intelligence apps such as ChatGPT in academia, Sharon Velarde Pierce (public administration) is CSUSB’s 2022-23 Outstanding Faculty Advisor, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was cited in an article on a new book about Chinese laborers brought to the U.S. in the late 1800s.
A panel of CSUSB faculty members from a cross section of academic disciplines will share their insights and perspectives on ChatGPT and its implications for instruction, research and writing.
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.
ATI video production students at CSUSB have produced their first video in a news package series by interviewing an xREAL 3D artist, JC Mariscal.
Shane Burrell got into his dream Ph.D. program for this coming fall: the gaming studies program at the University of Oregon.
For alumnus and adjunct professor Andre Adame, video games have led him on a rewarding academic journey, and he has been accepted to the highly competitive doctoral program at UC Irvine’s School of Informatics.
Out of 250 applicants and as part of the California Pre-Doctoral Program, CSUSB students Nora Nickoel Bianey Ortega and Shane Burrell are among the 77 Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholars for 2020-21.