Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Jan 10, 2021

Faculty Sarah L. Chase Merrick, Child Development

Dr. Sara L. Chase Merrick, an Assistant Professor in the Child Development, was awarded a $50,000 grant to help support her Hupa Language Immersion Summer School. The Dreamstarter Gold grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth, a nonprofit that offers immediate services and financial support to tribes nationally, will help Dr. Merrick transform her week-long Hupa Language Immersion course into a four-week summer program. Sara will be collaborating with the Hoopa Tribal Education Association and Hupa Language speakers for this important project.

Week of: Jan 03, 2021

Faculty Dr. Pam Bowers, Social Work

Dr. Pam Bowers and Dr.Katharine Dill (Marist College) co-authored an article titled: “Building a Better Field Seminar.” The article and will be published in the upcoming issue of The Field Educator.

Week of: Dec 27, 2020

Faculty Jill Anderson, David Adams, Chris Hopper, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Dr. Jill Anderson, Dr. David Adams, and Dr. Chris Hopper are providing support for the Yurok Tribe Youth Engagement in Sports project that is designed to promote physical activity and sports participation for middle school students. Dr. Anderson is managing the research and evaluation activities and providing instruction in nutrition for Yurok Tribe personnel. Dr. Adams is supporting the implementation of the physical activity programs in schools and sharing ideas on how youth can maintain a healthy lifestyle at home. All three faculty serve on the project leadership team that is completing year 1 activities in a two-year project.

Week of: Dec 27, 2020

Faculty Dr. Steven Steinberg and Dr. Sheila Steinberg, Environmental Science & Management

The Steinbergs are pleased to announce the release of their new edited volume, Resilient Communities across Geographies (Esri Press, 2021). The book presents a collection of case studies examining the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to environmental and socioeconomic challenges for analysis, planning, and, ultimately, more resilient communities. Each chapter explores a spatially driven approach to challenges of environments and communities working to achieve and support resilience.

Week of: Dec 27, 2020

Faculty Sara K. Sterner, Education

Dr. Sara K. Sterner, School of Education, published Expanding Academic Writing: A Multilayered Exploration of What It Means To Belong as part of a special issue of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education entitled The Messy Affect(s) of Writing in the Academy with her long time writing partner Dr. Lee C. Fisher (Minnesota Writing Project). The article is available at the following link: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/taboo/vol19/iss5/5/

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