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Student Georgia Kaufman, Biological Sciences Permalink
Georgia Kaufman, a Cellular & Molecular Biology major (adviser Professor Jacob Varkey) has been awarded the 2013 Jack and Maureen Yarnall Scholarship for a Student Athlete majoring in the Biological Sciences. Georgia is a junior and a member of the HSU Crew Team.
Alumni Jonathan Castro, Geology Permalink
HSU alum Jonathan Castro (‘93, Geology) recently co-authored a paper that provides scientists with the first direct insight into the rocky lava known as obsidian flow. Castro, a professor at the University of Mainz in Germany, captured footage and images of a volcanic eruption in Chile in 2012. He and his colleagues found that contrary to popular belief, the lava kept moving more than a year after the eruption. The findings were published in recent issue of Nature Communications. For the BBC News article, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24821494.
Student Club 2013-14 Team, HSU Cycling Permalink
HSU Cycling became the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference Mountain Bike champion Nov. 17, beating all Division I and II teams in the overall standings. It was a historic mountain bike season where HSU was the top ranked team every week all the way through conference championships. The following students raced this season: Ali Osgood, Steven Pearl, Alvin Garlejo, Sara Schneider, Justin Graves, Justin Gore, Derek Roelle, Tyler Green, Harry Ward, Eli Robinson, Clara Nilsen, Marina Marcroft, Caryn DeFrees, Cole Humphrey, Dylan Wright, Dylan Fluet, Justin Lowe, Ashely Hansen and Katelyn Hill.
Faculty Jean O'Hara, Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies Permalink
Jean O’Hara, faculty member for Critical Race,Gender and Sexuality, is the editor of the recently published anthology: “Two-Spirit Acts: Indigenous Queer Performances.”
This anthology includes Waawaate Fobister’s play “Agokwe,” which was performed at the 2011 Social Justice Summit.
The link for the anthology is available here.
Staff Marissa Mourer, Orientation-Student Affairs Permalink
Marissa Mourer has just returned from presenting at the 66th annual national conference of the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education. Over 1,500 orientation professionals attended this conference and she was invited to present her outcomes-based orientation leader training program model.
Faculty Daniela Mineva, Music Permalink
Daniela Mineva, Associate Professor in the Music Department, was invited to perform a solo piano recital and present a piano master class from Nov. 5-8 at Marshall University in West Virginia. According to a Nov. 7 article in the Herald-Dispatch newspaper, “Her jovial and personable character, combined with flawless pianistic technique and intense musical expression, allows her to present new music in an exciting, adventurous way that is enjoyable for musicians and non-musicians alike.”
Faculty Chris Aberson, Psychology Permalink
Chris Aberson, Professor of Psychology, will begin a four-year term as Associate Editor of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (GPIR). GPIR is a scientific social psychology journal dedicated to social psychological processes within and between groups. The journal’s editorial team includes leading scholars in social psychology of intergroup relations from around the world.
Dr. Aberson joins GPIR after a term as Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Social Psychology. He currently holds positions on the editorial boards of Teaching of Psychology and Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
Student Araik Sinanyan and Gritidach Manakitivipart , Indian Natural Resource Science and Engineering Program Permalink
Araik Sinanyan (Cellular/Molecular Biology) and Gritidach Manakitivipart (Wildlife Management & Conservation) won Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation at the 2013 SACNAS National Conference. SACNAS stands for the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans. Sinanyan’s winning poster was titled “BPA Slows Down Medial and Lateral Giant Fiber Conduction Velocity and Disrupts Regeneration in Lumbriculus variegatus.” His advisor was Biological Sciences Professor Bruce O’Gara. Manakitivipart’s poster was titled “Engineering Low Cost Ocean Observation Systems: Their Potential In The Field And Education.” His mentors were James Manning and Ambrose Jearld Jr. of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Both students are part of INRSEP, HSU’s Indian Natural Resource Science and Engineering Program.