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Faculty Dr. Nikola Hobbel, English Permalink
Nikola Hobbel was invited by the NCTE/National Council of Teachers of English Standing Committee on Research to present her latest work in Boston, MA on Nov. 24, 2013. Dr. Hobbel’s paper, “Professional Teachers and the Practice of Freedom: The Paradox of Teacher Education Policy in the Neoliberal Era” addresses the impacts and inequalities inherent in high-stakes testing and the Common Core standards policy.
Faculty Sing C. Chew, Sociology Permalink
Sing C. Chew, Professor, Department of Sociology, has two publications in press: “The Southeast Asian Connection in the First Eurasian World Economy 200BC-AD500” in Michael Pearson (ed.) Trade, Circulation and Flow in the Indian Ocean World, Singapore: National University of Singapore Press. 2014 and “Southeast Asia in World History” Journal of Globalization Studies Vol 4 #2 2014
Faculty Kathleen H Sienko, Amir Sabet Sarvestani, Lonny Grafman, Environmental Resources Engineering Permalink
Amir Sabet Sarvestani and Kathleen H. Sienko of University of Michigan, with Lonny Grafman of Humboldt State University, presented an “Open-Source, Wiki-Based Medical Device Compendium for Global Health” at the Second WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices in Geneva, Switzerland.
Faculty Dr. Rollin Richmond, Sondra Schwetman, Nicole Jeane Hill, Sarah Whorf and Julia Alderson, Art Permalink
Four Humboldt State Art faculty members and President Richmond will be presented with the “Seven Seals Award” by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The recipients are: Dr. Rollin Richmond, Sondra Schwetman, Nicole Jeane Hill, Sarah Whorf and Julia Alderson.
The awards recognize the professional support provided by the University to Coast Guard Reservist and HSU Art student Melinda Beacon during her short-notice deployment in support of Hurricane Sandy in December 2012.
The presentation will take place at President Richmond’s office at the Humboldt State campus in Siemens Hall.
The Seven Seals Award is an award given by the ESGR, a Department of Defense office established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. The award honors significant achievement and professional support provided by an organization or individual that supports the ESGR mission.
Faculty Daniela Mineva, Music Permalink
Music faculty members Gil Cline, Fred Tempas, John Chernoff and Daniela Mineva played a public concert at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka on Nov.16, 2013. The concert was part of a series at the museum organized in collaboration with the Humboldt Arts Council.
Student Student Conservation Association Volunteers, Permalink
The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, today announced that Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, was the only primarily undergraduate institution (PUI) in the top 10 for providing volunteers to its conservation programs during the year from October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013. Humboldt provided 19 volunteers, fourth-most among all colleges.
The SCA is the only national organization that develops tomorrow’s conservation leaders by providing high school and college students with service opportunities in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. Since 1957, SCA’s hands-on practice of conservation service has helped to develop a new generation of conservation leaders, inspire lifelong stewardship and save the planet. SCA is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Boise, ID, Charlestown, NH, Chicago, IL, Oakland, CA, Pittsburgh, PA and Seattle, WA. For further information, visit www.thesca.org.
Student Jessica Garcia, Kevin Kopp, Stephen McAuliffe, Jose Martes-Martinez, Permalink
Four HSU students recently participated in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), which is among the most prestigious summer programs that an undergraduate can attend. Jessica Garcia, Kevin Kopp, Stephen McAuliffe, and Jose Martes-Martinez presented posters based on their summer experiences to the Conference of Research Experience for Undergraduate Student Scholarship in October. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and offers competitive summer research programs for undergraduates studying science, engineering, or mathematics.
Faculty Jeffrey Black, Micaela Szykman Gunther and student Kristin Brzeski, Wildlife Permalink
Wildlife Professors Jeffrey Black and Micaela Szykman Gunther recently co-authored a paper with student Kristin Brzeski in The Journal of Wildlife Management evaluating the status of river otters in Humboldt Bay. River otters have experienced dramatic population declines in the last century and relatively few studies have evaluated their status, especially in California. Black, Gunther and Brzeski evaluated the population of river otters in Humboldt Bay by extracting DNA from the animals’ scat. They analyzed the scat in the lab to create unique river otter “fingerprints.” They pooled that data with visual observations from a citizen science project and determined that the Humboldt Bay is home to a larger number of river otters than previously expected. It also has a higher density of the creatures compared to other coastal systems. To read the full paper, visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.610/abstract.