Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Sep 19, 2021

Faculty Dan Aldag, Chris Cox, Ronite Gluck, Fred Tempas, Music

The North Coast Brass Ensemble (HSU faculty members Dan Aldag, Chris Cox, Ronite Gluck, and Fred Tempas, along with Tom Hyde) recently presented a live stream performance on Facebook, which has been viewed over 450 times. The performance can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/arcatapresbyterian/videos/537167707385791

Week of: Sep 12, 2021

Faculty James M Floss, Communication

After 21 months of delays, James Floss, Lecturer Emeritus of the Communication Department and ERFSA member opened a successful production of Lucas Hnath’s A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2, a Tony award winning play, at the Western Stage in Salinas, CA. The Western Stage is a program of Hartnell College: https://www.westernstage.com/studioplaybill

Faculty Paul Cummings, Karen Davy, Daniela Mineva, Cindy Moyer, Garrick Woods, Music

As COVID rules have allowed, Music faculty have returned to performing. Paul Cummings, Karen Davy, Daniela Mineva, and Garrick Woods participated in the Trinidad Bay Arts and Music Festival (as did alumna, Richard Rios, and current student, Makani Bright). The Arcata Bay String Quartet (Cindy Moyer, Karen Davy, Sherry Hanson, Garrick Woods) performed on the Opus Chamber Music Series in Mendocino.

Week of: Sep 05, 2021

Faculty Tani Sebro, Jordan Hallbauer, Politics

Tani Sebro published the chapter “Tourism Otherwise? The Touristic Mobilities of South-South Travel” in Tourism Geopolitics: Assemblages of Infrastructure, Affect, and Imagination (University of Arizona Press, 2021); which was co-authored with her former student, Jordan Hallbauer, and based on ethnographic fieldwork with migrant travelers along the Nicaragua-Costa Rica and Thai-Myanmar borders.

Faculty Frank Fogarty, Wildlife

Frank Fogarty (Wildlife) published a new paper on utilizing point count data to estimate the abundance of mobile animals in Ecological Indicators. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1470160X21008359

Student Sophia Lemmo, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Sophia Lemmo (MS student in Forestry) was awarded a $1500 scholarship from the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society for her study of regional forest mortality and regeneration.

Student Sophia Lemmo, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Sophia Lemmo (MS student in Forestry) was awarded a $1000 Northern California Botanists Research Scholarship for her study of regional forest mortality and regeneration.

Faculty Joshua Frye & Samantha Stone, Communication

Joshua Frye (Communication) and alumna Samantha Stone (Environmental Studies) recently published a co-authored chapter in the Palgrave Handbook of International Communication and Sustainable Development. Frye & Stone contributed a case study examining the ideological framing of the global food sovereignty movement and juxtapose with global food policy convergence around food security. The book is a major resource for stakeholders interested in understanding the role of communication in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The handbook seeks to enrich understanding of communication for development and proposes crucial policy interventions.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

Prof. Robert Cliver (History) published an article this week in the French journal Entrerprises et Histoire titled “Factory management in Chinese capitalist enterprises in the 1950s. The case of the Shanghai silk weaving industry labor-capital consultative conference.” https://www.cairn.info/revue-entreprises-et-histoire-2021-2-page-36.htm?contenu=article

Faculty Gregg Gold, Erick Eschker, Joshua Zender, Psychology, Economics, Business

Gregg Gold, Psychology, and Co-PI Erick Eschker, Economics, along with Joshua Zender from Business have been awarded $465,000 from the State of California to evaluate, enhance, and promote legal, safe, and equitable innovation in the cannabis industry. This two-year project, which begins this fall, will open the door to those currently underrepresented in the cannabis industry who can then serve as role models and mentors for others in their community.

Faculty Christina Hsu Accomando, English and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Christina Hsu Accomando, professor of English and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, presented a June 17 Macmillan Learning webinar: “Teaching Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory during Pandemic, Protest and Backlash.” In the wake of last year’s global protests against systemic racism, we saw increased interest in structural inequities, as well as efforts to silence discussions of racism and ban Critical Race Theory. The webinar addressed how critical concepts from Ethnic Studies and CRT can inform classroom teaching and DEI work. https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/product/Race-Class-and-Gender-in-the-United-States-An-Integrated-Study/p/1319143652

Week of: Aug 29, 2021

Faculty Dr. Gil Cline, Music

Dr. Gil Cline (Emeritus, Music Department) presented a virtual paper on May 24 for the 2021 Symposium of the Historic Brass Society. In a 20-minute video, he shared findings relating to mysteries of eliciting tones considered spurious from historic trumpets used in the music of Bach and contemporaries. Current research involves the single slide trumpet, hand technique trumpet, and mute techniques. Included in the video are recordings of HSU’s Trumpet Consort von Humboldt and the trio Fantini Consort von Humboldt. Access via Youtube with search keywords : “ HBS 2021 Cline: Fantini’s Tromba Sordina” or URL :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX9DRrLHLNM

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