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Cal State East Bay in the News: May 2022

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • May 2, 2022

Each month the Cal State East Bay News Center will share the media articles featuring the university and its faculty, staff and students. Check back as more articles are added to this running collection. 

A Closer Look: The Politics of Gun Violence

Professor Michael Stanton discusses what might push a person toward violence and other politics of gun violence. (May 26, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)

‘I won’t tell my kids they’re safe’ – Bay Area schools mourn following mass shooting at elementary school in Uvalde, Texas

Professor Michael Stanton discusses how to support students after the latest school shooting. (May 25, 2022 | San Jose Mercury News)

Texas tragedy: Bay Area mental health experts address ways to process grief, help children cope

Professor Michael Stanton shares tips for discussing the latest school shooting tragedy with young children. (May 24, 2022 | ABC-7)

Why Bay Area freeway shootings are rarely solved

Criminal Justice professor Michelle Rippy discusses the challenges that law enforcement faces in these crimes. (May 19, 2022 | KRON)

Racism in the Age of Social Media

Professor Nolan Higdon spoke about how social media perpetuates racist ideas, such as the Great Replacement Theory. (May 17, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)

Tech, business and legal experts weigh-in as CA's 'Women on Boards' law ruled unconstitutional

Professor Kaumudi Misra shared her perspective on the importance of diversity as the “women on boards” law is ruled unconstitutional. (May 17, 2022 | MSN)

East Bay firefighters cancel prescribed burn due to windy conditions

Professor Tony Marks-Block discusses the importance of prescribed burns in preparation for wildfire season. (May 16, 2022 | ABC-7)

Dan O'Dowd Senate campaign targeting Tesla's self-driving cars

Professor Nolan Higdon weighs in on strange campaign ads from O’Dowd. (May 14, 2022 | KPIX)

Newsom announces record California budget surplus of $97.5 billion

Economics professor Kai Ding thinks Governor Newsom’s plan for the state’s budget surplus will help low-income families. (May 13, 2022 | KPIX)

‘You Owe Me’: Songwriter Accuses Former Publishing Exec of Leveraging His Power for Sex

Professor Lynn Bowes-Sperry weighs in on power dynamics in harassment-related issues. (May 12, 2022 | Billboard)

California Drought Outlook: Interview with Prof. Elena Givental

Elena Givental, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, discusses the state’s drought and how residents can help save water. (May 10, 2022 | KTVU)

Mother of 3-Year-Old Girl Who Died at SJ Church Talks About Daughter in Video

Christopher Moreman, chair of philosophy and religious studies, discusses the rarity of tragies like this. (May 10, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)

Local doctor discusses importance of COVID-19 testing as cases rise

With COVID cases on the rise again, Public Health Chair Arnab Mukherjea discusses the importance of testing regularly. (May 4, 2022 | KPIX)

Roe v. Wade: Bay Area LGBTQ+ community worries rights could be threatened next if abortion is banned

Professor JK Tran weighs in on what the Roe v. Wade decision could mean for LGBTQ+ rights. (May 4, 2022 | ABC-7)

CNN+ was just the latest failed attempt of the cable news trailblazer to remain relevant

History and media studies professor Nolan Higdon is the author of a piece about the fall of CNN+ and legacy media. (May 3, 2022 | The Conversation)

COVID Outbreak: At Least 65 Los Gatos High Students, 9 Staff Members Test Positive in Past 2 Weeks

Professor of Public Health Michael Stanton gives actions to take when there is a COVID spike. (May 3, 2022 | NBC Bay Area)