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Week of: Sep 26, 2010

Faculty Matthew Hurst, Chemistry

Published an article in the journal Continental Shelf Research on the unusually high levels of bioavailable particulate iron and how it may be responsible for the high productivity found on the Bering Sea shelf.

Hurst, Matthew P., Aguilar-Islas, Ana M., and Kenneth W. Bruland (2010). Iron in the southeastern Bering Sea: Elevated leachable particulate Fe in shelf bottom waters as an important source for surface waters. Continental Shelf Research, 30, 467-480.

Faculty Dr. Han-Sup Han and Dr. Aaron Hohl, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. Han-Sup Han and Dr. Aaron Hohl, recently presented their research at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress meeting in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Hohl presented his research on modeling the potential risk and implications of forest and grassland fires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) in the Ukraine. Dr. Han presented his research on the collection and transportation of forest biomass for energy in the western United States.

Faculty Jeff Dunk, Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk (Environmental Science and Management) recently co-authored the following papers:

DUNK, J. R., AND J.J. VAN GELDER-HAWLEY. 2009. Red tree vole habitat suitability modeling: implications for conservation and management. Forest Ecology and Management 258:626-634.

CARROLL, C., J. R. DUNK, AND A. MOILANEN. 2010. Optimizing Resiliency of multi-species Reserve Networks to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Global Change Biology 16:891-904.

Faculty Benjamin Marschke, History

Publication of co-edited book:

Jason Philip Coy, Benjamin Marschke, and David Warren Sabean, editors, The Holy Roman Empire, Reconsidered (Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association 1), New York: Berghahn Books, 2010. (ISBN 1845457595)

Staff Craig Kurumada, Janet Finney-Krull, Computing Science

Janet Finney-Krull of Plant Operation and Craig Kurumada of Math and Computing Science, both musicians and singers with the international band, Chubritza, completed a successful tour of Israel in June and have just released their second CD, entitled, “OPSA!” Chubritza can be heard regularly in Arcata and at dance festivals in California and Oregon.

Faculty Steve Martin, Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin was nominated by the California State Office of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) to participate in a national summit on the future of the National Landscape Conservation System, to be held in Nevada in November.

Week of: Sep 19, 2010

Faculty Dr. Steven Steinberg, Dr. Sheila Steinberg and Sarah Keeble, CCRP & ISA

Drs. Steven and Sheila Steinberg and Sarah Keeble, a recent graduate of the Masters in Environment and Community published a short article titled: “Using PPGIS to Study Rural Ethnic Entrepreneurship” in the 2010 CSU Geospatial Review.

The Geospatial Review is available digitally at:

Faculty Dr. Tasha R. Howe, Psychology

Tasha published an article about her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus, working with Greek and Turkish Cypriots on issues related to child maltreatment. The article makes recommendations for social work instructors who wish to globalize their students’ thinking and experience. The article is titled, “International Child Welfare: Guidelines for Educators and a Case Study from Cyprus.” It was published in the Journal for Social Work Education, Vol. 46., No. 3, Fall, 2010.

Student Lindsay Weymouth, Psychology

Lindsay Weymouth, a recent graduate of the Master’s Program in Academic Research (Developmental Psychopathology emphasis) was awarded the McConkey honor for outstanding thesis at HSU. Her thesis work evaluated a nationwide violence prevention parenting program. The American Psychological Association invited Lindsay to present her results to program implementers in Washington D.C., and her mentor, Dr. Tasha R. Howe, presented the work at the Conference for APA in San Diego.

Faculty Dr. Armeda C. Reitzel, Communication

Dr. Armeda C. Reitzel will give a presentation on teaching English as a Foreign Language in Nicaragua at the Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages conference on Oct. 2, 2010. This presentation is based on her experiences as a Fulbright Scholar in Nicaragua spring semester 2010.

Week of: Sep 12, 2010

Student Du Cheng, Biological Sciences

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has selected Du Cheng from Humboldt State University as a 2010 award recipient of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Dr. Jianmin Zhong from HSU is Du Cheng’s mentor. The research title is: Study of Prevalence and Transmission Routes of Rickettsia species in Ixodes pacificus by Real-time PCR.

Faculty Drs. Sheila Steinberg and Steven Steinberg, Sociology / Environmental Science and Management

Dr. Sheila Steinberg (Professor, Sociology) and Dr. Steven Steinberg (Professor, Environmental Science and Management) published a book chapter, Global Women Superheroes: Place, Space and Action, in the September 2010 release: Women’s Encounter with Globalization. Frontpage Publications, London, UK. ISBN: 9788190884181.

The chapter examines examples of how individuals, critically exploring their own space and place, achieved successful social and environmental change.

Faculty Kathleen Doty, English

Kathleen Doty recently published “(Un)Becoming Conduct: Cotton Mather’s Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion and the Salem Witchcraft Crisis,” in Instructional Writing in English, eds. Matti Peikola et al., published by John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

Her article “Formulaic Discourse and Speech Acts in the Witchcraft Trial Records of Salem, 1692,” appeared in Journal of Pragmatics 41:3, 458-469.

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