Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Feb 09, 2020

Faculty Jenny Cappuccio, Chemistry

Has been selected to join the Chemistry inter-institutional peer mentoring Alliance in the Northwest Regional Network, as part of the NSF ADVANCE Partnership ASCEND project (Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development). Her bio and photo will also be posted on the ASCEND website.https://wou.edu/ascend/

Faculty Claire Till, Chemistry

Selected as Cottrell Scholar Award Recipient

https://rescorp.org/news/2020/02/rcsa-names-25-new-cottrell-scholars-for-2020

Student Gabriel Goff, Nicholas Kerhoulas, and Lucy Kerhoulas, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented a talk at the Agricultural Research Institute Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA: “Conifer encroachment and removal in a northern California woodland: Influences on ecosystem physiology and biodiversity.”

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Ariel Weisgrau, Emily Hoeft, and Nicholas Kerhoulas, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented a talk at the Ecological Society of America Conference in Louisville, KY: “Within-crown physiology of tall Picea sitchensis trees.”

Faculty Bori Mazzag, Sonja Manor, Liza Boyle and Ruth Saunders, Mathematics

HSU sub-award of the NSF-Funded SUMMIT-P Consortium. SUMMIT-P is a consortium of institutions committed to curricular innovations in the first two years of mathematics to improve the training of students in partner disciplines. Boyle, Mazzag and Saunders attended a SUMMIT-P workshop in Denver, Colorado.

Faculty Bori Mazzag, Mathematics

Contributed talk at the Joint Mathematics Meetings “Corequisite courses and the STEM Pathway.”

Faculty Abeer Hasan, Mathematics

Was offered a CURM (Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics) grant for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Faculty Bori Mazzag, Mathematics

Panel discussion/talk at the Joint Mathematics Meetings “Advancing Mathematics Education at Scale” with co-authors Uri Treisman Dana Center, Julie Glass, CSU East Bay, Alana Unfried, CSU Monterey Bay, Michael O’Sullivan, San Diego State University

Faculty Abeer Hasan, Mathematics

Presented a contributed paper at the Joint Math Meeting in Denver, Colorado, Jan. 15-18, 2020.

Faculty Hunter Harrill, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Gave a presentation “Winch-assisted Harvesting Systems: New Opportunities for Logging in California” and moderated the panel session on “Steep Slope Logging Technology” at the Associated California Loggers (ACL) annual conference in Reno, Nevada, Jan. 15-16, 2020.

Week of: Feb 02, 2020

Faculty Hunter Harrill, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Gave a presentation “Winch-assisted Harvesting Systems: New Opportunities for Logging in California” and moderated the panel session on “Steep Slope Logging Technology” at the Associated California Loggers (ACL) annual conference in Reno, Nevada January 15th-16th, 2020.

Student Freddy Brewster, Journalism & Mass Communication

Journalism Major Freddy Brewster has been named the recipient of the James Madison Freedom of Information Award by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California chapter. Brewster earned the prestigious honor for a series of stories he wrote for the Lost Coast Outpost. SPJ bestows the award to journalists for “significant contributions to advancing freedom of information and/or expression.”
Brewster joins a list of HSU winners of the award: Professor Marcy Burstiner in 2018, and journalism alumni Thadeus Greenson in 2017 and Matt Drange in 2015 and 2016. Ferndale Enterprise Editor Caroline Titus also took the award in 2016.

Student Kassandra Weber, Adam Turk, Emily Ord, Darian Karadjov, Frank Trombetta, Alyssa Johnson, Berlin Del Aguila, Physics & Astronomy

Students presented a poster and three talks at the American Physical Society Far West Section Meeting held at Stanford University on research being done in the Gravitational Research Laboratory.

http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/FWS19/Session/E04

Student Sean Stewart (undergraduate) and Allison Nunes (graduate student), Environmental Science & Management

Sean and Allison each received travel awards from the Northern Califronia Botanists to attend the Northern California Botanists Symposium in Chico, CA

Faculty Harold Zald and Kerry Byrne, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Zald (PI) and Byrne (co-PI)‘s awarded $87,100 from USDA McIntire-Stennis for their proposal “Quantification and mitigation of large pine mortality after prescribed burning in a drought altered Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest, California, USA.”

Student Sean Stewart, Environmental Science & Management

Presented a poster (with faculty Kerry Byrne) “The Impact of invasion and removal of Lupinus arboreus on seedbanks in coastal sand dune environments” at the Northern California Botanists Symposium in Chico, CA

Faculty Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy, Biological Sciences

Received a Bureau of Land Management CESU Award to study the impact of newt predation on endangered California Red-legged frogs.

Faculty Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy, Biological Sciences

Received a research grant from Save the Redwoods League to study the genetic diversity and abundance of Southern Torrent Salamanders in Redwood State and National Parks.

Faculty Laura Levy, Geology

Received a Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Program (RSCA) grant for $4980 to purchase equipment for her new Paleoclimate Lab.

Faculty Buddhika Madurapperuma, Environmental Science & Management

Presented at SEUIARS2019 conference titled: Mapping and change detection of mangroves along the coastline of Ampara district from 2004 to 2019.

http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/4136

Faculty Jared D. Larson, Politics

While in Europe for a conference, to give a keynote talk, and research in September 2019, Dr. Larson was interviewed by the Santiago-based news and culture magazine Tempos Novos. The interview, which covers everything from Trump to China, Brexit to Venezuela, and U.S. foreign policy to Catalan succession, was published in November. A summary, in the Galician language, is available online.
https://temposdixital.gal/outros/tempos-novos-no-270-·-novembro-2019/

Student Yanting Yu, Music

Yanting Yu, sophomore pianist at HSU Music Department has won first prize at the North State Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, CSU Chico. She competed against students from Northern California schools and Universities. The award has two components, clash prize and playing two concerts with North State Symphony next season 20/21.

Week of: Jan 26, 2020

Faculty James Floss, Communication

James Floss, Emeritus Faculty of the Communication Department has forged a relationship with Radio Universidad de Oaxaca, on the campus or Benito Juarez University to broadcast his documentary series IMMIGRANT VOICES. New shows are being produced now in Oaxaca and soon Tijuana, Mexico.

Student School of Business Accounting Students and Faculty, Business

Based on recent testing data released by the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (2019), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam pass rates for HSU students placed the institution 6th among all CalState business programs. The CPA is considered one of the most challenging professional certifications to pursue within the business field.

Congratulations to our Accounting students for their hard work paying off and to the dedicated faculty who work hard to prepare them!

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