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Week of: Nov 22, 2015

Staff Lisa Castellino, Michael Le, and Kaitlyn Stormes (Student),

It has been a busy year for the Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP). In November, the Office traveled to San Francisco for the 40th California Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference ( Director Lisa Castellino Ph.D. gave two presentations: “Seeing the Forest through the Trees: How Humboldt State University Leveraged Decision Trees in Communicating Results” and “Don’t Put the Horse Before the Cart: A Decomposition Study to Identify Target Student Populations for High Impact Practices.”

Research Analyst Michael Le M.A. delivered two presentations: “Visual Analytics: Exposing the Past, Understanding the Present,” and “Looking to the Future and Sexual Violence: IR’s Role in a Safer Campus.”

Institutional Research Graduate Certificate student and IRP Intern, Kaitlyn Stormes won the first Samuel Agronow Institutional Research Scholarship from CAIR for $1,000.

Since CAIR, Lisa Castellino along Vice Provost Jená Burges have been accepted to present at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Annual Meeting. Their presentation is on “Asking Better Questions: Moving from “Disaggregating Data” to “Producing Actionable Intelligence”. Michael Le was featured by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) for his visual display of HSU’s graduation rate targets.

Student Take Back the Tap, Waste Reduction & Resource Awareness Program

Take Back the Tap helped HSU win 1st place in its division in the Social Awareness category of the Kill the Cup challenge. The award includes a $500 grant.

Week of: Nov 15, 2015

Faculty Alison Holmes, Politics

Alison Holmes – Program Leader of International Studies, has been named a two year, non-residential, Research Associate to the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the SOAS, University of London. She plans to work at the institute during summer vacations to continue her current research into global states and the theory and practice of global diplomacy.

Week of: Nov 08, 2015

Faculty Joe Szewczak, Biological Sciences

Dr. Joe Szewczak, Biological Sciences Dept., was recently featured in the October issue of the California Educator Magazine The article discusses the “Real Bat Man”, as Dr. Szewczak teaches, among other courses, Biology of Chiroptera, which is the study of bats. Dr. Szewczak has studied many bat species, looking at migration patterns, social communication, endangered species, and how to reduce fatalities caused by energy-producing wind turbines. He and his colleagues recently completed a two-year trial that provided high-intensity ultrasound emitted from turbines can steer bats away from death.

Faculty Laura K. Hahn, Communication

Laura K. Hahn presented her research project, “Culinary Immigration through the Streets of New York: The Immigrant Narrative on New York City Food Tours” at the the International Conference on Food Design. This research was sponsored by the the CSU Chancellor’s Office Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities (RSCA) program.

Faculty Janelle Adsit, English

Janelle Adsit chaired a panel at the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) conference on “Teaching Translation to Monolingual Students.”

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