On Tuesday, September 25, the National Security Studies program received a new, five-year, grant of $1.7 million from the Defense Intelligence Agency. The grant will help develop the NSS program as a "Long Term Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE)." The first grant, given in2006 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was to develop and maintain a multi-campus Consortium of seven southern California State Universities as an IC CAE. Many of those universities will continue to participate in the new grant activities. The new grant will enable the program to develop new curriculum, including a new field in African Security and Politics, and support students studying critical languages.
James Fenelon, Professor of Sociology, presented the paper "Indigenous Peoples and Empires: a matter of survival inside stronger states", at the American Sociological Association conference meeting in August in Denver. He also was a leader-facilitator for the pre-conference workshop on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (ASA Committee Report) for Graduate Program Directors. Dr. Fenelon also coordinated a special journal issue for the American Behavioral Scientist (SAGE) where CSUSB's Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies has teamed with UCR's Center for California Native Nations and the Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs to review genocide in early California within the context of hemispheric indigenous issues.
Sergio Iñiguez, Professor of Psychology, was awarded a mini-grant for his research.
"Long-term Effects of Prozac Exposure during Adolescence on Cocaine Place Conditioning in Adulthood" .He award was granted under the 2012 ECLC Pilot Funding Program by the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (NHSN).
James C. Kaufman, Professor of Psychology, is a 2011-2012 recipient of the Mensa Award for Excellence in Research.He received the award for his paper "Using Creativity to Reduce Ethnic Bias in College Admissions," which was published in the Sept. 20, 2010, issue of Review of General Psychology.http://news.csusb.edu/2012/07/csusb-professor-wins-mensa-award-for-excellence-in-research/
Laurie Smith, Chair of Social Work, was awarded two grants from the Regents of the University of California Berkeley. The projects receiving funding were titled, Mental Health, and MASW.