Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Nov 01, 2020

Student Christian Trujillo, INRSEP / LSAMP

Christian Trujillo (Environmental Science & Management) was invited to speak at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities’ Earth and Environmental Science Department colloquium on October 19. Christian spoke about Ciencia Para Todos, a student organization he co-founded to teach Environmental Science in Spanish. This student-run organization aspires to uplift bilingual students by implementing culture in science programs.

Student Madison Lalica, INRSEP / LSAMP

Madison Lalica (Botany) was awarded first place in Plant Sciences/Botany category at the 2020 national Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference for her work “Early Devonian Glomeromycotan Spores in the Battery Point Formation (Quebec, Canada).” Madison is mentored by Dr. Mihai Tomescu.

Staff Nievita Bueno Watts, INRSEP

Nievita Bueno Watts presented her work “Methods for Incorporating Identity, Place, and Culture into a Virtual Undergraduate Research Experience: The REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources During the COVID 19 Pandemic” at the national Geologic Society of America (GSA) conference. This work was part of a week long series of presentations discussing Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)in the geosciences.

Week of: Oct 25, 2020

Faculty Nora Wynne, Education

Nora Wynne, School of Education lecturer and local K-12 Spanish Teacher, has been named 2021 California Teacher of the Year. This is a great honor that is only awarded to 5 teachers across the state each year. The School of Education would like to extend our congratulations to Nora for this accomplishment!

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy, Native American Studies

Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer, Native American Studies, was the keynote speaker for the screening of “Gather: The Fight to Revitalize our Native Foodways” sponsored by the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education and the Model United Nations at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. His address connected the underpinnings of genocide and survivance with food sovereignty, cultural and traditional resilience, and as a vital response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Student Sarah Schooler, Matt Johnson, Peter Njoroge, Tim Bean, Wildlife

Graduate student Sarah Scholer published a paper in the journal “Ecology & Evolution” stemming from her Master’s thesis with co-authors from HSU, Cal Poly SLO, and the National Museums of Kenya, “Shade trees preserve avian insectivore biodiversity on coffee farms in a warming climate.”

Week of: Oct 18, 2020

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy, Native American Studies

Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer, Native American Studies, book chapter “Remembrance and Renewal at Tuluwat: Returning to the Center of the World” was published in the edited volume Remembrance and Forgiveness: Global and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide and Mass Violence, edited by Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic and Laura Kromják, and published by Routledge. The volume explores the ways in which remembrance and forgiveness have changed over time and how they have been used in more recent cases of genocide and mass violence.

Faculty Lori Cortez-Regan, Sociology

Sociology faculty Lori Cortez-Regan co-wrote an article that was published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. The name of the article is “‘If Extended Family Can’t Deal…’ Disclosing Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Children’s Identity”.

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Faculty Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy, Biological Sciences

Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy and co-authors published a paper “A New Perspective on Female-to-Male Communication in Salamander Courtship” in Integrative and Comparative Biology. The paper can be viewed at

Faculty Eve Robinson and Nicholas Som, Biological Sciences

Eve Robinson (Department of Biological Sciences) and Nicholas Som (Department of Fisheries Biology; USFWS) co-authored an article in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, titled “Prevalence of infection in hatchery-origin Chinook Salmon correlates with abundance of Ceratonova shasta spores: implications for management and disease risk”.  Their research was motivated by questions the State raised about potential linkages between hatchery fish and disease risk, and results from this work were published earlier this year in time to be used by decision-makers in timing the release of hatchery smolts in the Klamath River.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

HSU History Professor Robert Cliver is interviewed about his new book, Red Silk, in this month’s issue of the journal, Made in China.

Faculty Libbi Miller, James Woglom, Heather Ballinger, Sarah Green, Education

Libbi Miller, Heather Ballinger, Sarah Green of School of Education, and James Woglom of the Department of Art presented their paper “Plan-Do-Study-Act: Utilizing Improvement Science Methods to Identify and Dismantle Systemic Inequities in Teacher Education Admissions and Recruitment” at the virtual California Council of Teacher Education.

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