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

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Week of: Apr 15, 2018

Faculty John Meyer, Politics

John Meyer will serve as an invited Visiting Scholar at the University of Reading Centre for Climate and Justice, UK, from May 21-June 9, 2018. While there, he’ll work with the Centre’s Ph.D. students and is also organizing a workshop on “everyday environmentalism and climate populism” to include presentations by Julian Agyeman (Tufts), Nancy Fraser (New School), Lisa Disch (Michigan) and Sherilyn MacGregor (Manchester).

Student Roman Sanchez, Theatre, Film & Dance

Roman Sanchez – HSU Theatre Arts Senior

At the National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, held in Washington, D.C., Roman Sanchez was honored to receive the ASTEP scholarship – an all expense paid trip to attend the Artist as Citizen Conference at Juilliard this summer. He also received the National Arts Impact Award (Cash prize, all-expense-paid trip back to DC to speak on behalf of arts activism to Congress).

As a bonus he was able to be mentored by Deans of YALE’s School of Theatre Management, Vicki Nolan & Kelvin Dinkins Jr., and have powerful, one-on-one conversations with Jane Alexander, David Saar, Jorge Huerta, Luis Valdez, and many other nationally-recognized lea

Student Alex Childers, Brianne Hagen, Sarah Godlin, Hartford Johnson, and Carly Marino, Library

Students Alex Childers, Sarah Godlin and Hartford Johnson, and Librarians Brianne Hagen and Carly Marino presented “Researching the Redwoods: A New Approach to Archival Internships” at the Society of California Archivists’ annual meeting in Yosemite.

Faculty Kyle Morgan and Morgan Barker, Library

Librarian Kyle Morgan and Instructional Designer Morgan Barker presented the poster “Publishing Simplified: A High-Impact Productive Disruption, Teaching the Publishing Process for Student Self-Efficacy” at the CSU Symposium + PolyTeach Joint Conference.

Faculty Kyle Morgan and Garrett Purchio, Library

Librarians Kyle Morgan and Garrett Purchio presented their hands-on workshop “Students Lead the Learning: A Game Show Approach to Teaching Database Searching” at the CSU Symposium + PolyTeach Joint Conference.

Student Forestry and Wildland Resources Students, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship recipients in the Forestry and Wildland Resources Department! At the annual awards banquet, over $55,000 in scholarships were distributed thanks to the generosity of alumni and other donors. A new scholarship was created by the family of Allan Eugene Nilson, who taught for 14 years in the HSU Forestry department. The Nilson scholarship will support high-achieving students with financial need.

Special congratulations to Kristy DeYoung, recipient of the Professional Promise Award, and Mike Padilla, recipient of the Academic Excellence Award. Also congratulations to Dr. Kevin Boston, recipient of the student-selected Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

Week of: Apr 08, 2018

Faculty Sarah Jaquette Ray, Environmental Studies

Dr. Ray was invited to give a public lecture, “Coming of Age at the End of the World: Eco-Grief and the Climate Generation,” at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

Student Jonathon Salinas, World Languages and Cultures

Spanish major, Jonathon Salinas, will present “Representation and Contributions of Latinas in the Gay Liberation Movement” at the UCLA Qscholars Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 18th.

As a queer person of color, Jonathon works to highlight narratives of underrepresented groups in the LGBT+ community to empower and engage his communities. Director at HSU’s Queer Resource Center, activist and, community organizer, Jonathon organized Humboldt County’s first ever inclusive Pride event to bring attention to the racism, ableism, misogyny, transphobia, and many other forms of exclusion that plague queer/LGBT+ spaces.

Faculty Matthew Derrick, Geography

Geography professor Matthew Derrick delivered a conference paper presentation titled “Territorial Politics of Mosques in Post-Soviet Central Asia” at the Central Asia Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Scholars and Students, held April 9-12 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Derrick is currently spending his sabbatical year as a Fulbright Scholar based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Faculty Mark Hemphill-Haley, Geology

Mark Hemphill-Haley is co-author on a recent publication in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America entitled “Onshore to Offshore Ground‐Surface and Seabed Rupture of the Jordan–Kekerengu–Needles Fault Network during the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand” It provides detailed observations of one of the most complex earthquake surface ruptures in history.

Week of: Apr 01, 2018

Student Savanna Schaffer, Environmental Studies

Savanna Schaffer was just appointed the president of the Redwood Coast chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers. She has been serving as Youth Assistant Keeper Program Coordinator at Sequoia Park Zoo for the past two years.

Faculty Suzanne Pasztor, History

Suzanne Pasztor published two articles on Mexican history in Volume 74 of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, published by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and University of Texas Press.

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