Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: May 09, 2021

Faculty Sara J Hart, Religious Studies

Sara Jaye Hart (Religious Studies) has been accepted to the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Summer Institute for Faculty, on Teaching Peace in the 21st Century.

Student Viri Macias, Ana Sammel, Emma Villegas, Bori Mazzag, Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Viri Macias, Ana Sammel and Emma Villegas presented their mathematical work at the CSU PUMP Symposium. Viri presented a model for calcium signaling and Ana and Emma presented a model for COVID-19 and immune cell interactions. The projects were mentored by Bori Mazzag and Kamila Larripa.

Faculty Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Kamila Larripa was selected to conduct research at the American Institute of Mathematics in June. She and collaborators will build stochastic models for immune cell dynamics.

Week of: May 02, 2021

Staff Arianna Thobaben and Jessica Citti, Learning Center

Arianna Thobaben (Supplemental Instruction / Learning Center) and Jessica Citti (Writing Studio / Learning Center) facilitated a workshop called “Breaking the Virtual Ice: Online Tools and Activities to Build Community Among Student Staff and Beyond” at the Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance (ACTLA) 46th Annual Conference (April 2021).

Faculty Dr. Gordon Ulmer, Anthropology

Anthropology Assistant Professor Dr. Gordon Ulmer was recently awarded a grant from the HSU-ERFSA for his proposal “Socioecologies of Human-Wildlife Interactions in Northern California”. His project will utilize a range of methods from anthropology (ethnography), ecology (habitat analysis), and wildlife studies (camera trap surveys) to investigate how residents in Northern California perceive, describe, and take action on issues involving wildlife.

Week of: Apr 25, 2021

Student Katie Piper, Jessica Janecek, Jared Whear, Faith Rehagen, Michael Flynn, Geography

HSU GESA Students Sweep the Awards at CGS:
McKnight Professional Paper Award (undergraduate), 1st place: KATIE PIPER, “Nature’s spigot: Bofedal presence in the Peruvian Andes Mountain Range”
2nd place: JESSICA JANECEK, “Placing memory, preserving individual stories amid myth: The Humboldt Cannabis Oral History Project”
McKnight Professional Paper Award (graduate), 1st place: JARED WHEAR, “The Las Vegas water grab is dead: Prior appropriation water law at its best?” (HSU Geography, 2012; PhD candidate in Geography, Syracuse)
Professional Paper Cartographic Award (undergraduate), 1st place: FAITH REHAGEN, “The Baja California Peninsula”
2nd place: MICHAEL FLYNN, “California fire map”

Student FWR Students, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Congratulations to our 2021 Forestry and Wildland Resources Department scholarship recipients! At the annual (Zoom) awards banquet, over $50,000 in scholarships were distributed thanks to the generosity of alumni and other donors.

A new scholarship for Soils and Botany students was created to honor Aidan Leaf Mullin, who planned to attend HSU in 2020 but passed away unexpectedly. The scholarship will support students who exemplify Aidan’s spirit and ideals.

Special congratulations to Department award winners: Cameron Miller (Professional Promise), Judson Fisher (Academic Excellence), Allyssa Glaser (Outstanding Range Student), and Dr. Aaron Hohl (Outstanding Faculty Member).

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

Sarah Green, Libbi Miller, Heather Ballinger (School of Education), and James Woglom (Department of Art) presented “Expanding Equity Through Reducing Barriers: Applying Improvement Science to Justice in Teacher Preparation Application Processes“at the 2021 Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education.

Student Michael Flynn, Geography

Senior Geography major Michael Flynn earned second place for undergraduate cartography for his map “California Fire Map” at the 2021 conference of the California Geographical Society (CGS), held April 23-25.

Student Faith Rehagen, Geography

Senior Geography major Faith Rehagen earned prize for undergraduate cartography for her map “The Baja California Peninsula” at the 2021 conference of the California Geographical Society (CGS), held April 23-25.

Student Jessica Janecek, Geography

Sophomore Geography major Jessica Janecek earned second place for undergraduate research presentation for her paper “Placing Memory, Preserving Individual Stories Amid Myth: The Humboldt Cannabis Oral History Project” at the 2021 conference of the California Geographical Society (CGS), held April 23-25.

Student Katie Piper, Geography

Senior Geography major Katie Piper took top prize for undergraduate research presentation for her paper “Nature’s Spigot: Bofedal Presence in the Peruvian Andes Mountain Range” at the 2021 conference of the California Geographical Society (CGS), held April 23-25.

Faculty Jasper Oshun, Geology

Jasper Oshun received a Fulbright Award to teach hydrogeology at a university in Lima and conduct water resources research in collaborations with communities in the region of Cusco. The teaching and research will occur between February and July of 2022.

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