Latest Achievements

Updates about the latest publications and other achievements by our faculty, staff and students

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Week of: Jan 19, 2020

Faculty Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Was selected for participation in a summer research program for women hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA. MSRI is widely regarded as a world leading mathematical center for collaborative research and is supported by the NSF.

Faculty Peter Goetz, Mathematics

The paper Classification, Koszulity and Artin-Schelter Regularity of some Graded Twisted Tensor Products was accepted for publication in The Journal of Noncommutative Geometry, a publication of the European Mathematical Society.

Faculty Sintana Vergara, Environmental Resources Engineering

Published first authored paper “Greenhouse gas emissions from windrow composting of organic wastes: Patterns and Emissions Factors” in Environmental Research Letters.

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom, Fisheries Biology

Invited presenter, along with Drs. Peter Moyle and David Ostrach, to address the California Fish & Game Commssion on the 1996 Striped Bass Policy and its fishery implications.

Faculty Peter Goetz, Mathematics

Presented an invited talk titled: Graded coherence and noncommutative geometry of certain twisted tensor products in the Special Session on Homological Methods in Algebra at University of Florida for the Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society.

Faculty Kjirsten Wayman, Chemistry

Participated as a member of the review committee that met in October 2019 at the Mt Cuba Center in Delaware to review the taxonomic and conservation status of the North American Trillium species. This meeting was a combined effort of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NatureServe, BioPark, and several Trillium experts and conservationists from across the country. Results from this meeting will be used for future conservation efforts and will be published by the IUCN for viewing by the general public.

Faculty Katia G. Karadjova, Library

Librarian Katia Karadjova will be presenting on “The World “The way we saw it”: Transcultural Digital Humanities in Languages Education” at the 18th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, July 1-3, 2020, Venice, Italy. The World “The way we saw it” is an instructionally related program developed by the HSU Library and the World Languages & Cultures department, which has been running over the past two academic years.

Staff Seafha Ramos, Wildlife

Seafha Ramos (Yurok/Karuk), National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, has been selected as a participant in “Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM”. The program is offered by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in STEM faculty positions at universities across the country. Support is provided via professional conference attendance, access to a mentorship network, and a stipend. Dr. Ramos is hosted by the HSU Wildlife Department, with Dr. Matthew Johnson kindly serving as her mentor.

Week of: Jan 12, 2020

Faculty Rae Robison, Theatre, Film & Dance

Theatre faculty member, Assoc. Professor Rae Robison, costume designed a feature film in Los Angeles over break. Based loosely on H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth, feature film “The Deep Ones”, directed by Chad Ferrin, will be released nationwide in 2020. Rae was also able to involve recent department graduates Erica Fromdahl, Veronica Brooks, and Brianna Fergus in the project in the wardrobe department.

Staff Clint Rebik, Office of the Registrar

University Registrar Clint Rebik recently presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO) in Scottsdale, AZ.

Rebik’s presentation, “How Humboldt Harnesses the Power of Plans” featured HSU’s robust work with the DARS planning, audit, and scheduling tools, and the cumulative effect each component has in the areas of course scheduling, increasing graduation rates, and reducing time to degree.

Rebik was invited to present by the technology company that drives the DARS degree planning tool. Rebik’s work earned HSU a $1000 grant for HSU Staff to attend training this summer.

Staff Mark Wicklund, Institutional Effectiveness

Mark Wicklund and his research partner presented the paper, “Some ‘which’es Coordinate” at the 2020 meeting of the American Dialect Society and the poster, “Two Deviant ‘which’es?” at the 2020 meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

Week of: Jan 05, 2020

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom, Darren Ward, Fisheries Biology

Co-hosted a two day workshop funded by STEM NET, Blue Lake Casio, and Tribal Tech to investigate the Klamath Basin Tribes’ interest in developing new Native and Western sciences collaborations around dam removal for HSU students. Attendees includes Tribal members from the Klamath Tribes, Hoopa, Yurok, and others, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Klamath River Renewal Corp., Klamath Basin Monitoring Program, UC Davis, and HSU staff and faculty.

Faculty Robin Carter, Mathematics

Presented graphic novel “Discover Cold Fusion” at 22nd Int’l Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Poster Session in Assisi, Italy.

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom, Fisheries Biology

Received $30,000 from Bureau of Reclamation proposal entitled, “Using juvenile lamprey to assess Tribal Drinking Water Quality on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.” Pilot Study, Phase II.

Faculty Alison O'Dowd, Environmental Science & Management

Awarded $112,000 by Trinity River Restoration Program in collaboration with the Yurok and Hoopa Tribes to conduct a pulse release study on benthic macroinvertebrate drift and a seasonal inundation study of invertebrate community development

Faculty Kerry Byrne, Environmental Science & Management

Gave a public talk at the California Native Plant Society North Coast Chapter, “Astounding Astragalus in Humboldt County and Beyond”

Student Rosebelle Ines, Environmental Science & Management

Received a travel award to present her research as a poster presentation at the 2020 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM. Her poster title is “Effects of Beehive Ginger (Zingiber spectabile) on Leaf Litter Arthropods Across Forest Types at Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica”

Faculty Adam Carter, Computer Science

Received $76,786 from multi-institutional NSF grant “Exploring Brownfield Programming Assignments in Undergraduate Computing Education” (total award: $477,774)

Faculty Dr. Sarita Ray Chaudhury, Business

Dr. Ray Chaudhury is excited to share the successful presentation and publication in proceedings in the Society for Marketing Advances conference in November 2019 of her research project on teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s FridaysforFuture climate strike efforts and its worldwide impact. Dr. Ray Chaudhury co-authored the publication with Dr. Pia A. Albinsson & Dr. Yasanthi B. Perera. The conference proceedings can be found here:

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