Humboldt State University is moving aggressively to green up its endowment, taking a leadership role in higher education by further divesting from fossil fuels and adopting a broad definition of socially concerning sectors to be avoided. Significantly, the effort involves targeting mutual funds.
Humboldt State University Geography Professor Stephen Cunha and President Lisa Rossbacher will deliver talks at TEDx Humboldt Bay on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the College of the Redwoods Theatre in Eureka.
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Faculty Laurie A. Pinkert, English:
Laurie A. Pinkert, Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator of Composition, was recently selected as one of three rhetoric and composition scholars invited to lead written communication sessions at the WASC-Senior College and University Commission Retreat on Core Competencies, which was held November 13-14, 2014 in Pomona, CA. Professor Pinkert presented on “Innovative Writing Pedagogies Sensitive to Local Context” and mentored faculty teams from the U.S., Mexico, and Peru on best practices in pedagogy, program design, and assessment.
Faculty Armeda Reitzel, Communication:
Communication professor Armeda Reitzel is the Chair of the Undergraduate College and University Section of the National Communication Association. She is on the legislative assembly and the nominating committee for the organization. This is the 100th year of the National Communication Association.
Student Lori Jones, Environmental Resources Engineering:
Lori Jones, a senior undergraduate in the Environmental Resources Engineering department, recently received funding through the CSU’s Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) and US Department of Agriculture to investigate osmotic membrane processes as a Watershed Management Intern. Under the guidance of her advisor Andrea Achilli, she will develop three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models and investigate membrane fouling for two different osmotic hybrid systems – RO-PRO and FO-RO. These systems, which employ reuse of wastewater effluent, are designed to reduce the energy requirement of desalination through renewable power generation (RO-PRO) or osmotic dilution (FO-RO).