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Josh Adamson's paper "Twitter Privacy: Determinants of Sharing Behavior on Twitter," has won a top paper award (silver) in the Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference at the Western States Communication Association Conference.

Three M.A. students have had papers accepted to the Hawaii University Education and STEAM Conference: Hadia Bendelhoum ("Neither Black Nor White: Biracial African American Women in Media"), Janet Castro ("Too Far to Love? Maintaining Relationships Through Digital Communication"), and Richard Contreras ("The Effects of Incarceration and Communication on Ex-Offenders").

Prof. Donna Gotch has received an award of appreciation from the CSUSB Panhellenic Council in recognition of her support for the CSUSB Greek community and service to students.

Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb has been selected to serve on the Advisory Board of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA). CAIR is the largest Muslim advocacy group in the U.S.

Two proposals to the CSU Commission on the Extended University for new online certificates in "Social Innovation and Diversity Management" and "Social Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation," both co-authored by Dr. Mihaela Popescu (with Dr. Alexandru Roman), have been approved for funding. These were two of only eight chosen from submissions from throughout the 23-campus CSU system.


The annual Communication Studies Symposium was held Monday, May 2, with an Awards Luncheon, a Keynote Panel, the inaugural Alumni Council Meeting, and Alumni Panels. See the event poster here.

The CSUSB Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (Dr. Ece Algan, Director) hosted Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi for a lecture in Coussoulis Arena on October 22, 2015. The lecture, entitled "Ways to Fight Islamic Fundamentalism," was attended by more than 800 members of the CSUSB community and the public.


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