Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Apr 07, 2019

Student Michael Perez, Environmental Science & Management

Michael Perez was selected for the Panetta Congressional internship for fall 2019. One student from each CSU campus is selected each year for this prestigious internship in Washington D.C. Michael hopes to learn about and ultimately contribute positively to the policy-making process regarding climate change.

Faculty Tim Miller, Sarah Fay Philips, Library

Tim Miller (Digital Media and Learning Librarian) and Sarah Fay Philips (former Coordinator of Instruction and Reference, currently Librarian, OSU Cascades) published a book chapter about the SkillShops program and collaborating across campus to create co-curricular learning opportunities for students, entitled “Designing a Collaborative Cross-Campus Drop-in Workshop Series to Motivate Lifelong Learners,” published by ACRL Press.
Download: https://works.bepress.com/tim-miller/8/
Borrow: https://humboldt-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=01CALS_ALMA71506180950002901&context=L&vid=01CALS_HUL&search_scope=01CALS&tab=books_csu&lang=en_US

Faculty Cutcha Risling Baldy, Native American Studies

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy’s 2018 book We Are Dancing for You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women’s Coming-of-Age Ceremonies, published by the University of Washington Press, received an honorable mention this year for the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award. More information is available here: https://lib.asu.edu/labriola/bookaward

Staff Benjamin Funke, Art

Benjamin Funke has been selected by the US Bureau of Land Management – King Range National Conservation Area as the 2019 Artist in Residence.

This opportunity will place him atop the King Range for 31 days, reflecting on the natural landscape and building a new body of artwork. Additionally, he will be leading two workshops for the general public on 3d imaging, design, scanning and printing.

Week of: Mar 31, 2019

Faculty H. Eve Robinson and Mark J. Henderson, Biological Sciences and Fisheries Biology

Eve Robinson (Biological Sciences) and Mark Henderson (Assistant Unit Leader of the California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Fisheries Biology) co-authored a peer-reviewed paper in Marine Ecology Progress Series (https://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v614/p125-146/). Their research combined quantitative approaches through behavioral experiments and generalized linear models to understand how larval fish capture evasive plankton prey.

Student Rachael M Heller, Anthropology

On April 18th Rachael Heller will be presenting her paper “Leeroy Jenkins; Identity Formation, Investment, and Social Structure of a Guild in World of Warcraft” at the Pop Culture Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Based on research over the course of a year, this work contributes to existing scholarship on online sociality by providing insight into the role online gaming plays in connecting people across time and space in new forms of community.

Student Len Mazur, Environmental Science & Management

ESM student Len Mazur has been awarded a North Coast Native Plant Society Research Grant for his project entitled “Biological Assessment for Two Darlingtonia Fens in the Mill Creek Watershed in Del Norte Redwoods State Park”

Staff Stacy Becker, Center for Community Based Learning

The Center for Community Based Learning hosted a Community Partner Luncheon on March 27 at the Humboldt Area Foundation. It was a huge success! There were approximately 40 community partners in attendance sharing their perspectives and best practices on Service Learning and Academic Internships with participating faculty, students, and each other. Stacy Becker did a tremendous job preparing and facilitating the event. The event proved to be a positive experience for all those in attendance.

Faculty Vincent Biondo, Religious Studies

Associate Professor Vincent Biondo’s paper presentation at the November, 2018 Parliament for the World’s Religions was published as the article “Faith and History: Wilfred Cantwell Smith’s Theory of Religion for the Twenty-First Century” in the Toronto Journal of Theology: <https://www.utpjournals.press/toc/tjt/34/2>.

Week of: Mar 24, 2019

Faculty Phoebe Cellitti, Social Work

Social Work Instructor Phoebe Cellitti presented at the March 30 TEDxHumboldtBay event. Her presentation, titled Embracing the Grey is described as:

“Drawing from my experience as a social worker I am going to be talking about embracing the in-between parts of life, the places between joy and heartbreak, beautiful and brutal… how people like to categorize things as good or bad, how that leaves very little room for the nuances of life and ultimately leaves us disconnected from ourselves and each other. I will also be relating it to our current political climate and the ways we disconnect from each other.”

Faculty Melanie McCavour, David Greene, Forestry and Wildland Resources & Environmental Science and Management

David F Greene and Melanie J McCavour of the departments of Forestry and Wildland Resources & Environmental Science and Management were invited to speak March 7-9th, 2019 at the International Monarch Conservation Symposium in Toluca, Mexico, and at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Presentations were on: fire ecology of California; the CEQA, landuse planning, and pollinator habitat; and the ecology of Abies religosa.

Faculty Cindy Moyer, Karen Davy, Sherry Hanson, Garrick Woods, Music

On Monday, March 18, the Arcata Bay String Quartet traveled to Ukiah to perform for the Ukiah High School Orchestra.

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