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Week of: Nov 27, 2011

Faculty Sing C. Chew, Sociology

Professor Sing C. Chew was an invited panelist at the recent Annual Conference of the Social Science History Association held in Boston, Nov. 15-20, 2011. His talk was from his new book, The Southeast Asian Connection in the First Global Economy. He also chaired a panel on Macro Historical Dynamics: World History, World-System Analysis and Globalization.

Student KRFH, Journalism & Mass Communication

KRFH.net, HSU’s student-run radio station, recently picked up a $500 cash prize from RadioFlag.com for its outstanding performance during the first-ever College Radio Day, and was just extended an invitation to be a part of the College Radio Advisory Board, which aims to network stations that drive the RadioFlag platform and guide the resurrection of college radio in a time of budget cuts and economic hardship.

RadioFlag, an emerging social media platform that seeks to engage a new generation of internet radio listeners with a Twitter-like format, was a partner in the first-ever College Radio Day. The College Radio Day event sought to bring together over 300 college radio stations across the country, in part by utilizing the RadioFlag website and app.

Anthony Roman, founder of RadioFlag, says that “KRFH DJs consistently demonstrate the true essence of college radio with creative programming, listener engagement, unique promotions, and the courage to push the boundaries through innovation to reach new listeners, when challenged by shrinking budgets.”

“I am proud that KRFH is heard on RadioFlag, and already considered one of RadioFlag’s most popular stations,” Roman adds.

Faculty Sheri Johnson & Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Social Work

For 16 years, Sheri Johnson, Director of Field Education, has co-hosted the KHUM Stop the Violence – Start the Healing radio education campaign occurring in the month of November.

Sheri helps identify guests for interviews, co-hosts the Friday “call in” radio panels and appears as the first guest to help launch the campaign.

Since 2009, Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, professor and global scholar, has been a guest, helping the listening audience understand how the brain works, how trauma affects the brain and how mindfulness can help survivors cope in powerful, healing ways.

All programs are recorded and posted on the KHUM website.

Faculty Pamela Brown, Social Work

Professor Pamela Brown, Department of Social Work, and Colby Smart, College of Professional Studies, presented with colleagues from UC Berkeley, CSU Chico and CSU San Bernardino on the “Distributed Learning Program for Social Work Students” at the Fourth International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning held at UC Berkeley Nov. 11-12. The panel shared their experiences of designing and delivering technology-enhanced curriculum to serve county and Tribal staff working in remote regions. The forum explored new forms of learning using various computing and networking capacities with emphasis on critical intellectual human concern and the blurring of traditional institutional, spatial and temporal boundaries of education. http://www.ULConference.com

Faculty Scott Paynton, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Scott T. Paynton, associate dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recently published an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education regarding the college’s recent fundraising effort. Read the full text at this link: http://chronicle.com/article/Fund-Raising-Tip-Funny-Brings/129890/

Student Leah Sloan, Biological Sciences

Leah Sloan, graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently tied for first place for the Best Student Poster Award at the recent Western Society of Naturalists meeting held in Vancouver, Washington. The title of her poster was: “The Bane of Bullfrogs: Population Structure of Western Pond Turtles (Emys marmorata) in Lentic Habitats Along the Trinity River.”

Week of: Nov 20, 2011

Faculty Noah Zerbe, Politics

Noah Zerbe was elected co-chair of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS), the progressive caucus of the African Studies Association. ACAS was founded in 1977 as an organization of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to formulating alternative scholarly analysis of U.S. government policy, mobilizing support in the United States on critical current issues related to Africa, and developing communication and action networks among scholars in the United States and Africa. For more information, see concernedafricascholars.org.

Week of: Nov 13, 2011

Faculty Morgan Varner, Kenneth Fulgham, Forestry & Wildland Resources

The Northern California Prescribed Fire Council met in Humboldt County on Nov. 16 and 17. The first day was spent as a field tour looking at prescribed fire use in Redwood National Park for maintaining vegetation structure of grassland and oak woodland ecosystems. The second day was held at River Lodge in Fortuna where Drs. Morgan Varner and Kenneth Fulgham attended. Varner is the Council Chairman and provided the Opening Remarks to about 70 attendees. The mission of the NorCal Prescribed Fire Council is to provide a venue for practitioners, state and federal agencies, academic institutions, tribes, coalitions and interested individuals to work collaboratively to promote, protect, conserve and expand the responsible use of prescribed fire in Northern California’s fire-adapted landscapes. More information can be found at: norcalrxfirecouncil.org and at prescribedfire.net.

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