Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Oct 15, 2017

Student Nathaniel Alexander Douglass, Geography

Nathaniel Alexander Douglass, a student in HSU Geography, won the Best Cartographic Design at the North American Cartographic Information Society’s 2017 Student Map and Poster Competition in Montreal, Canada. He received a $500 award and interest from organizations such as National Geographic, Esri Maps and Data, and several grad schools. He poured his heart and soul into the map he presented, depicting a snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Faculty Claudia Chávez-Argüelles, Anthropology

Dr. Chávez-Argüelles won the Fray Bernardino de Sahagún Award 2017 in the category of Best Dissertation in Ethnology and Social Anthropology, awarded by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) – the maximum authority in these disciplines in Mexico.

Her dissertation is titled “Beyond Legal Truths: Impunity, Memory, and Maya Autonomous Justice After the Acteal Massacre.” The Award Ceremony will take place on November 17, 2017, at the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City.

Faculty Dr. Eugene Novotney, Music

On October 14, 2017, Dr. Eugene Novotney, Professor of Music, was presented with the 2017 SUNSHINE Award for Education and the Performing Arts in a ceremony held at the AXA Equitable Theatre in NYC. The Sunshine Awards program recognizes the creators, performers and promoters of art, dance, music, sports and poetry of the various Caribbean cultures in the Americas. The SUNSHINE Awards Program is endorsed by the United Nations and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the organization that sponsors the annual Grammy Awards. The SUNSHINE Awards are presented annually, and they represent a milestone of achievement for the promotion of Caribbean culture worldwide.

Faculty Leena Dallasheh, History

Leena Dallasheh, professor of History, presented a paper entitled “Claiming Rights in Nazareth: Legal Strategies during Colonial Transition” at a conference organized by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. This organization seeks to promote human rights in Israel, particularly for the Palestinian citizens of Israel. The conference sought to expand first-year law students’ understanding of law and human rights.

Faculty Brent Duncan, Psychology

Dr. Brent Duncan, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, has been appointed to a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing task force charged with revising training standards for Pupil Personnel professions (School Psychology, School Counseling and School Social Work) in California.

Week of: Oct 01, 2017

Staff Kristina Hunt, Academic and Career Advising Center

Kristina Hunt, Career Advisor for the College of Natural Resources & Sciences, was invited to present at The Wildlife Society National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sept.26-28. The presentation included tips on resumes, federal resumes, cover letters, networking and interviews.

Faculty Bori Mazzag and Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Bori Mazzag and Kamila Larripa secured funding through NSF INCLUDES WATCH US/ University of Nebraska to support undergraduate women in mathematics. The funds will help prepare HSU students for the annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

Student Jason Jackson, Alyssa Suarez, Antoinette Shirley, Ely Boone, Matthew Marshall, Amanda Martinez, Anna Colegrove-Powell, Indian Natural Resource Science and Engineering Program

INRSEP advisor Lonyx Landry accompanied 8 students in the INRSEP program to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society(AISES) National Conference in Denver last week. These students presented posters on their summer research, many sponsored by the HSU Rroulou’sik REU program supporting Native American students in Science (Directed by Wildlife professor Matt Johnson).

Week of: Sep 24, 2017

Staff Steve St. Onge, Housing and Residence Life

Dr. Stephen St. Onge, Director of Housing and Residence Life and Steve McKenzie, Associate Director for Housing Facilities will present “Designing an Emergency Response Program” at the national Association of College and University Housing Officers International Facilities Conference in Atlanta, GA on October 17, 2017.

Faculty Laura Johnson, Geography

Dr. Laura Johnson published an article in the Journal of Rural Studies titled ‘Gendering strategies for civic agriculture: The case of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and the High Country Farm Tour.’ The article can be accessed here:

Faculty Dr. Alison Holmes, International Studies

Holmes was invited to be a mentor to graduate students and young faculty as part of the ‘Pay it Forward’ program of the International Studies Association. Designed to encourage women and diversity in the discipline, this was the first time the program took place at a regional conference. Holmes also presented a paper and returned to the Executive of ISA-West.

Faculty Katia Karadjova, Library

Katia Karadjova presented two papers at the European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) at St-Malò, France, Sept 18-21, 2017: (1) Librarians’ Understanding of Information Literacy in Bulgarian Academic Libraries: A Case Study, (2) Dare to Share the Silence: Tools & Practices of Contemplative Pedagogy in a Library Brain Booth, co-authored with Marissa Mourer. Both papers are accepted for publication in Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Science.

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