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Week of: Jan 15, 2017

Student Charlotte Olsen, Physics & Astronomy

HSU Physics & Astronomy senior Charlotte Olsen presented a poster of her work on tidally triggered star formation at the American Astronomical Society’s 229th meeting in Grapevine, TX. The poster, titled “A Search for Triggered Star Formation in the Compact Group of Galaxies NGC 5851, NGC 5852 and CGCG 077-007,” represents a joint research collaboration between the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center X-Ray Galaxies Group and HSU. Charlotte’s travel to the meeting was supported by the John Mather Nobel Scholarship, which she was awarded for work she accomplished during a summer 2016 NASA internship.

Faculty Stephen Cunha, Geography

Geography Professor Stephen Cunha’s review of “Jumbo Wild” appears in magazines and festival catalogs in North America, Europe, and Oceania. This documentary film portrays a 25-year battle in Canada’s iconic Jumbo Valley that pits developers of a large ski resort against conservationists, backcountry skiers, and First Nations, who revere it as home of the grizzly bear spirit.

Faculty Stephen Cunha, Geography

Geography Professor Stephen Cunha is coauthor of “Geosystems Core,” a college-level introductory text for physical geography. Stephen authored 7.5 of the 15 chapters on geomorphology, global climate, plate tectonics, and water resources. Included are 60 of his images from six continents.

Faculty Tasha R. Howe, Psychology

Tasha Howe was invited for a week to the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, to deliver a two day violence prevention training program, as well as train masters in counseling students on developmental psychopathology. She also delivered a large lecture to undergraduate students on the neuroscience of love and attachment.

Faculty Tasha R. Howe, Psychology

Tasha Howe delivered an invited address at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London, focusing on building children’s resilience in low and middle income countries – a joint effort with University College London. She introduced people from 60 global NGOs who work with traumatized children to the ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, for which she is a master trainer.

Faculty Leena Dallasheh, History

Dr. Leena Dallasheh was a commentator at a roundtable she organized at the American Historical Association (Denver, CO) entitled “Israelis, Americans, Arabs and Palestinians and the Historical Peace Process in the Middle East.”

Faculty Leena Dallasheh, History

Dr. Leena Dallasheh presented a paper at the American Historical Association held in Denver, CO. The paper, entitles “Here We Stay: Palestinians’ Exclusion and Resistance in the Early Israel State,” was a part of a panel she organized, “Lived Decolonizations: Local Experiences of Colonial Transition.”

Week of: Jan 08, 2017

Faculty Michael Bruner, Karissa Valine, Berenice Ceja, Communication

COMM Professor Michael Bruner and HSU/COMM alumni Karissa Valine and Berenice Ceja were honored to have their journal article “Women Can’t Win: Gender Irony and the E-Politics of The Biggest Loser” published as a book chapter in “Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces” (IGI Global, pp. 244-262). This 2017 volume was edited by Yasmin Ibrahim, of Queen Mary, University of London.

Week of: Dec 25, 2016

Student Mathew Nyberg, Brian Draeger, Brian Weekly, Eileen Cashman, & Michael Love, Environmental Resources Engineering

“Analysis of Vortex Pool-and-Chute Fishway” published in the American Journal for Undergraduate Research, Dec 2016 Volume 13 Issue 4.

Brian Draeger, Mat Nyberg, and Brian Weekly completed this research while pursuing B.S. degrees in Environmental Resources
Engineering. The analysis presented in this paper was conducted as a semester project for a River Hydraulics course instructed
by Dr. Eileen Cashman. The students’ interest and effort toward this project has continued beyond their course work under the
direction of Dr. Cashman and Dr. Margaret Lang.

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