Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Jan 26, 2020

Faculty James Floss, Communication

James Floss, Emeritus Faculty of the Communication Department has forged a relationship with Radio Universidad de Oaxaca, on the campus or Benito Juarez University to broadcast his documentary series IMMIGRANT VOICES. New shows are being produced now in Oaxaca and soon Tijuana, Mexico.

Student School of Business Accounting Students and Faculty, Business

Based on recent testing data released by the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (2019), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam pass rates for HSU students placed the institution 6th among all CalState business programs. The CPA is considered one of the most challenging professional certifications to pursue within the business field.

Congratulations to our Accounting students for their hard work paying off and to the dedicated faculty who work hard to prepare them!

Week of: Jan 19, 2020

Faculty Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Was selected for participation in a summer research program for women hosted by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, CA. MSRI is widely regarded as a world leading mathematical center for collaborative research and is supported by the NSF.

Faculty Peter Goetz, Mathematics

The paper Classification, Koszulity and Artin-Schelter Regularity of some Graded Twisted Tensor Products was accepted for publication in The Journal of Noncommutative Geometry, a publication of the European Mathematical Society.

Faculty Sintana Vergara, Environmental Resources Engineering

Published first authored paper “Greenhouse gas emissions from windrow composting of organic wastes: Patterns and Emissions Factors” in Environmental Research Letters. https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab5262

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom, Fisheries Biology

Invited presenter, along with Drs. Peter Moyle and David Ostrach, to address the California Fish & Game Commssion on the 1996 Striped Bass Policy and its fishery implications.

Faculty Peter Goetz, Mathematics

Presented an invited talk titled: Graded coherence and noncommutative geometry of certain twisted tensor products in the Special Session on Homological Methods in Algebra at University of Florida for the Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society.

Faculty Kjirsten Wayman, Chemistry

Participated as a member of the review committee that met in October 2019 at the Mt Cuba Center in Delaware to review the taxonomic and conservation status of the North American Trillium species. This meeting was a combined effort of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NatureServe, BioPark, and several Trillium experts and conservationists from across the country. Results from this meeting will be used for future conservation efforts and will be published by the IUCN for viewing by the general public.

Faculty Katia G. Karadjova, Library

Librarian Katia Karadjova will be presenting on “The World “The way we saw it”: Transcultural Digital Humanities in Languages Education” at the 18th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, July 1-3, 2020, Venice, Italy. The World “The way we saw it” is an instructionally related program developed by the HSU Library and the World Languages & Cultures department, which has been running over the past two academic years.

Staff Seafha Ramos, Wildlife

Seafha Ramos (Yurok/Karuk), National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, has been selected as a participant in “Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM”. The program is offered by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in STEM faculty positions at universities across the country. Support is provided via professional conference attendance, access to a mentorship network, and a stipend. Dr. Ramos is hosted by the HSU Wildlife Department, with Dr. Matthew Johnson kindly serving as her mentor.

Week of: Jan 12, 2020

Faculty Rae Robison, Theatre, Film & Dance

Theatre faculty member, Assoc. Professor Rae Robison, costume designed a feature film in Los Angeles over break. Based loosely on H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth, feature film “The Deep Ones”, directed by Chad Ferrin, will be released nationwide in 2020. Rae was also able to involve recent department graduates Erica Fromdahl, Veronica Brooks, and Brianna Fergus in the project in the wardrobe department.

Staff Clint Rebik, Office of the Registrar

University Registrar Clint Rebik recently presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (PACRAO) in Scottsdale, AZ.

Rebik’s presentation, “How Humboldt Harnesses the Power of Plans” featured HSU’s robust work with the DARS planning, audit, and scheduling tools, and the cumulative effect each component has in the areas of course scheduling, increasing graduation rates, and reducing time to degree.

Rebik was invited to present by the technology company that drives the DARS degree planning tool. Rebik’s work earned HSU a $1000 grant for HSU Staff to attend training this summer.

Staff Mark Wicklund, Institutional Effectiveness

Mark Wicklund and his research partner presented the paper, “Some ‘which’es Coordinate” at the 2020 meeting of the American Dialect Society and the poster, “Two Deviant ‘which’es?” at the 2020 meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

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