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Faculty Daniela Mineva, Music Permalink
Dr. Daniela Mineva, Associate Professor in the Music Department was invited by Costa Rica Temorada Internacional de Piano to be Pianist-in-Residence from 10/21/13 to 10/27/13 in San Jose, Costa Rica. She presented solo piano recitals and piano master classes at Universidad Nacional Costa Rica and Universidad de Costa Rica.
Faculty Sarah Jaquette Ray, Geography Permalink
Sarah Jaquette Ray published an article titled “Environmental Justice, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Local in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead” in the Journal of Transnational American Studies. The link is available here: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/3z89t6hc. Dr. Ray will also present a paper at the HSU Philosophy Forum on Ethics, Animals, and the Environment on November 9. The paper is titled “Rubtrees, Webcams, and GIS: The Hybrid Geography of Leanne Alison and Jeremy Mendes’ Bear 71.”
Student Kinesiology & Recreation Administration students, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration Permalink
Professor Jayne McGuire’s Leisure Programming class recently ran a High School Special Olympic Bocce Tournament and an Interpretive Kayaking event with Kayak Zaks to raise funds to renovate the boat-in camp ground across from Stone Lagoon.
Student Leana Edwards, Brooke Bisel and Genni Kerwin, Psychology Permalink
Psychology students Leana Edwards, Brooke Bisel and Genni Kerwin will present a proclamation at the Nov. 6 Arcata Town Council meeting announcing Nov. 11-15 as National School Psychology Week. The students, who represent the public relations committee of HSU’s School Psychology Club, initiated the proclamation to draw attention to the importance of school psychological services and children’s mental health. The proclamation also supports national efforts to promote the wellness of students; highlights HSU’s nationally accredited school psychology program and acknowledges local school psychologists who help train HSU students.
Alumni Amanda Admire, Environmental Science & Management Permalink
Amanda Admire (‘13, Environmental Systems) presented on her master’s thesis at the International Tsunami Symposium in Göcek, Turkey on September 28.
Faculty Josh Meisel and Tony Silvaggio, Sociology Permalink
Drs. Josh Meisel and Tony Silvaggio of the Sociology Department were invited to present on the “Social and Economic Issues Associated with Marijuana Cultivation in California” to the California State Board of Forestry in Sacramento on October 8, 2013. Their presentation provided an overview of key social, cultural and political forces shaping current cannabis cultivation practices and their negative impacts on the environment.
Faculty Stephen Cunha, Geography Permalink
Geography professor Stephen Cunha contributed a chapter on “Agricultural Settlement and Landuse” to Mountain Geography: Physical and Human Dimensions, published by UC Press. Cunha draws on experience from six continents to show how mountains pose distinctive problems for human settlement and land use. The vast corn and wheat fields blanketing gentler topography, such as the American Midwest and Argentine Pampas, are absent here. In their place is a more intricate pattern of crops and animal husbandry that reflects adaptation to vertically compressed environments. The differences are especially sharp between high and low elevation, and the windward versus leeward mountain slopes.
Faculty Professor Terry Henkel, Biological Sciences Permalink
Professor Terry Henkel was one of several authors who contributed to a paper in the Oct. 18 issue of “Science” titled “Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora,” a massive meta-analysis of tree distribution patterns over tropical South America based on data from 1,430 plots across the entire region. Terry contributed data from a number of these plots from the Guianas region, which were unique to the dataset in exhibiting the highest levels of single species dominance and lowest overall woody plant alpha-diversity.
Faculty Sam Sonntag, Politics Permalink
Politics professor Sam Sonntag gave an invited plenary address at the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Language Policy and Planning Conference at the University of Calgary in early September.
Student Club Ali Osgood and Katelyn Hill, HSU Cycling Permalink
HSU Cycling Club rider Ali Osgood remains undefeated, winning all four collegiate downhill mountain bike races this season. Osgood is currently one of the fastest women descenders on the West Coast, with her finish times faster than some of the men. Katelyn Hill is also ranked the top woman rider in the Western Collegiate Cycling Conference after winning all but one of the cross country and short track races at Fresno and Reno and finishing second in the XC and STXC at Stanford. As the top points earner she wears the yellow leader’s jersey.
Student Graeme Lock & Derrick Hicks, Fisheries Biology, Business Permalink
The Humboldt State University team of fisheries biology major Graeme Lock of Arcata, and business major Derrick Hicks of Lincoln, Calif., won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational tournament on Clear Lake with a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 1 ounce. Their two-day total of 10 bass weighing 41-10 earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Alumni David Phelps, Art Permalink
David Phelps (‘89, Fine/Studio Arts, Ceramics) will be honored October 19 at the 36th annual Stockton Arts Commission Arts Awards ceremony for his sculpture titled “American Beauty.” A contemporary American sculptor, Phelps’ work appears in large scale public and private installations across the United States. He works primarily in bronze, steel and concrete.
Faculty Dr. Michael S. Bruner, Communication Permalink
Dr. Michael S. Bruner, Professor in the Department of Communication, is lead author of a book chapter entitled, “An Evolving Worldview: Culture-Shift in University Students,” published in Jim Norwine (Ed.), “A World After Climate Change and Culture Shift,” pp. 43-66 (Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, & New York: Springer, 2014).