Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Dec 02, 2018

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy, Native American Studies

Kerri J. Malloy (Native American Studies) has been invited to join the faculty of the Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Promoting and Protecting Civil and Human Rights, March 11 – 15, 2019 at the former concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.

This seminar is for US government officials (USAID, FBI, CIA, State, DOJ). He will teach on Risk Factors in Deeply Divided Societies drawing on Native American representations and experiences in history, how it is remembered, taught, processed, and understood to help understand some of the deep divisions that remain in American society.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

On November 29, Professor Robert Cliver of HSU’s History Department presented a paper titled “Institutional Continuities across Wartime, Postwar, and Communist Regimes – The Case of the China Sericulture Company” at the British Academy in London for the conference, How Maoism was Made: Analysing Chinese Communism beyond the Totalitarian Lens, 1949-1965.

Week of: Nov 25, 2018

Faculty Nicole Jean Hill, Art

Nicole Jean Hill’s photo series of amateur MMA and boxing subcultures was released as a monograph by Lost Alphabet Press. The book So You Wanna Fight? documents the ceremonial pageantry and bodily chaos of this American rite of passage.

Faculty Katia G. Karadjova, Library

Librarian Katia G. Karadjova presented at the IX International and Interdisciplinary Alexander Von Humboldt Conference held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, November 19-24, 2018. Her paper presentation was on “Aleko Konstantinov, the father of Bulgarian travel literature and his presence in American libraries.”

Faculty James Graham, Environmental Science & Management

Dr. James Graham was awarded a research grant from the Archaeologocal Research & Supply Company for conducting a study entitled, “Spruce Grove Ethnographic Village Archaeological Study.”

Faculty Kelly Pfeiler, Mihai Tomescu, Biological Sciences

Peer-reviewed article in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society: “An Early Devonian permineralized rhyniopsid from the Battery Point Formation of Gaspé (Canada)”

Student Brian Murphy, Environmental Science & Management

Received NACIS Student Map Award for Research.

Student Thalia Quinn, SERC

Schatz Energy Fellow Thalia Quinn presented for a panel discussion on Broadening Access to Solar: Jobs, Careers, and Futures, at the American Solar Energy Society’s 47th annual conference in Boulder, Colorado. Panelists discussed paths for the solar energy field to increase inclusivity and the economic opportunities of underrepresented communities. Thalia shared her recent journey from undergraduate work in chemical engineering into the field of renewable energy. Moderated by Annie Lappé, the panel also included representatives from Grid Alternatives, the American Association for Blacks in Energy, Power52, SolarWorld, and Sandia Labs.

Faculty Jack Murphy, Environmental Science & Management

Serves on the City of Arcata’s Creeks and Watersheds Committee.

Faculty C.D. Hoyle, Physics & Astronomy

Presented HSU gravitational physics research at the American Physical Society Far West Section Meeting on 10/19 at CSU Fullerton.

Faculty Eileen Cashman, Beth Eschenbach, & Melissa Salazar, CNRS Faculty

Presented a worshop entitled “Equality vs. Equity: Using Assets and Cultivating Students” at the Frontiers in Education 2018 conference: Fostering Innovation through Diversity.

Faculty Adam Carter, Computer Science

Presented a paper at CCSC NW 2018: Kinne, J., Misner, E., Carter, A. S., & Tuttle, S. M. (2018). Evaluating the Efficacy of Clicker-Based Peer Instruction across Multiple Courses at a Single Institution. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Faculty Amy Rock, Geography

Amy Rock has been invited to join the editorial board of Cartographic Perspectives, the journal of the North American Cartographic Information Society. The journal serves as the premier open-access journal for creative and rigorous research in cartography and geographic visualization.

Faculty Leslie Rossman and Josh Frye, Communication

Presented their research project at the Virtual Food: Edible Matter the Techno-Playground preconference at the National Communication Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Faculty Leslie Rossman, Communication

Presented Performing Academic Labor Precarity: Working Class to Class and Paycheck to Paycheck at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah

Week of: Nov 18, 2018

Faculty Robin Carter, Mathematics

Co-editor of “Letters of Martin Fleischmann and Melvin Miles” published 2018.

Faculty Amy Sprowles, Matt Johnson and Eileen Cashman; Lisa Hilman, Biology, Engineering, Wildlife, and Karuk Tribe

Presented a poster entitled “Improving Inclusive Excellence in STEM through Place-Based Learning Communities” at the Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence Conference, sponsored by AAC&U;and Project Kaleidoscope.

Faculty Eileen Cashman, Amy Sprowles & Beth Eschenbach, Biology and Engineering

Presented a workshop entitled “Cultivating Student Assets through Equity and Cultural Humility” at the Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence Conference, sponsored by AAC&U;and Project Kaleidoscope.

Student Kassandra Weber, Physics & Astronomy

Presented HSU gravitational physics research at the American Physical Society Far West Section Meeting on 10/19 at CSU Fullerton.

Faculty Mihai Tomescu (with A.T. Groover), Biological Sciences

Paper presented at 10th European Paleobotany-Palynology Conference in Dublin, Ireland: “Deconstructing secondary growth as developmental potential: a perspective on the evo-devo of wood”

Staff Julie Alderson, Enoch Hale, Kim Vincent-Layton, Center for Teaching and Learning

Julie Alderson, Enoch Hale, and Kim Vincent-Layton presented “Leading Change Through Collective Impact”, at the Professional Organizational Development (POD) annual conference in Portland, OR on November 17, 2018.

Staff Kim Vincent-Layton, Center for Teaching and Learning

Kim Vincent-Layton was recognized for the 2018 Professional Organizational Development (POD) Adjunct/Part-Time Special Interest Group Fellowship as a part-time faculty currently in an educational development role.

Staff Enoch Hale, Center for Teaching and Learning

Enoch Hale was recognized at this year’s Professional Organizational Development (POD) conference as the Early Researcher Grant recipient awardee focused on furthering inclusive teaching in higher education.

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