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Week of: Oct 18, 2020

Faculty Lori Cortez-Regan, Sociology

Sociology faculty Lori Cortez-Regan co-wrote an article that was published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. The name of the article is “‘If Extended Family Can’t Deal…’ Disclosing Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Children’s Identity”.

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Faculty Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy, Biological Sciences

Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy and co-authors published a paper “A New Perspective on Female-to-Male Communication in Salamander Courtship” in Integrative and Comparative Biology. The paper can be viewed at

Faculty Eve Robinson and Nicholas Som, Biological Sciences

Eve Robinson (Department of Biological Sciences) and Nicholas Som (Department of Fisheries Biology; USFWS) co-authored an article in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, titled “Prevalence of infection in hatchery-origin Chinook Salmon correlates with abundance of Ceratonova shasta spores: implications for management and disease risk”.  Their research was motivated by questions the State raised about potential linkages between hatchery fish and disease risk, and results from this work were published earlier this year in time to be used by decision-makers in timing the release of hatchery smolts in the Klamath River.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

HSU History Professor Robert Cliver is interviewed about his new book, Red Silk, in this month’s issue of the journal, Made in China.

Faculty Libbi Miller, James Woglom, Heather Ballinger, Sarah Green, Education

Libbi Miller, Heather Ballinger, Sarah Green of School of Education, and James Woglom of the Department of Art presented their paper “Plan-Do-Study-Act: Utilizing Improvement Science Methods to Identify and Dismantle Systemic Inequities in Teacher Education Admissions and Recruitment” at the virtual California Council of Teacher Education.

Week of: Oct 11, 2020

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy, Native American Studies

Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer, Native American Studies, has been named a Public Fellow in Religion and the American West at the New-York Historical Society. During this two-year fellowship he will conduct research on the role of religion and spirituality in the history of 19th century U.S. westward expansion focusing on the Indian Shaker Church in the Pacific Northwest. The fellowship is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation to support emerging scholars in Religious Studies and History whose work complements the N-YHS exhibit Acts of Faith: Religion and the American West. He will share his research at the exhibits opening in the Fall of 2022.

Faculty Heather Ballinger, Economics

School of Education lecturer and Secondary Education Program Leader, Heather Ballinger, successfully passed her qualifying exams at UC Davis where she is earning her doctoral degree in education. She research focuses on clinical fieldwork and the student teaching experience in schools for K-12 teacher candidates.

Student INRSEP/LSAMP students, INRSEP

The following students will be presenting the results of their summer research at the SACNAS conference next week: Stephen Galindo (Geology) mentor Dr. Meagan Gonnea USGS; Caleb Sandoval (Wildlife) mentor Janene Lichtenberg, Salish Kootenai College; Cody Henrikson (Marine Biology) with Clair Windecker and mentor Dr. Sean Craig; Alexis Hernandez (Marine Biology)with Floyd Clark (Environmental Science & Management)and mentor Dr. Jim Graham and Dr. Nievita Bueno Watts; Madison Lalica (Botany) mentor Dr. Mihai Tomescu; Joshua Maldonado (Physics & Astronomy) mentor Dr. Ruth Saunders; Christian Trujillo (Environmental Science & Management) mentor Dr. Catherine Bowman, Arizona State University

Faculty Oscar Vargas, Biological Sciences

Oscar Vargas, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, published a paper in the journal Evolution:“Patterns of speciation are similar across mountainous and lowland regions for a Neotropical plant radiation (Costaceae: Costus)”

Faculty Marshelle Thobaben, Nursing

Marshelle Thobaben, Professor Emerita, published, “People of Turkish Heritage”, in Textbook for Transcultural Health Care: A Population Approach, Editors: Larry D. Purnell and Eric A. Fenkl, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021.

Week of: Oct 04, 2020

Faculty Joshua Frye, Communication

Joshua Frye, Professor of Communication, was recently featured on a panel of experts from universities across the US to provide career guidance for recent college graduates in the Communication field. The career advise website Zippia was founded in 2015 by bringing together experts in technology, marketing, and engineering passionate about providing customized tools and resources to help improve career outcomes. Zippia has been featured in outlets such as Forbes and the New York Times. Frye was featured in an article titled, “Job Market Trends for Recent Grads” and can be found on Zippia’s expert opinion page:

Faculty Kaitlin Reed, Native American Studies

Kaitlin Reed, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, published her paper “We Are a Part of the Land and the Land Is Us”: Settler Colonialism & Genocide in California” in the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

Faculty Sara K. Sterner, Education

Sara K. Sterner created and facilitated a Workshop on October 6 for the Minnesota Writing Project Teacher Workshop series. The workshop entitled, White Supremacy in Reading Practices: Exploring Reading Whitely through a Reading Inventory, explored dominant reading experiences through a guided process of self-reflection and discussion. Participants engaged in conversations about texts and white supremacy as a means to promote equity-based literature selection practices that disrupt white supremacy.

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