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

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Week of: Dec 27, 2020

Faculty Jill Anderson, David Adams, Chris Hopper, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Dr. Jill Anderson, Dr. David Adams, and Dr. Chris Hopper are providing support for the Yurok Tribe Youth Engagement in Sports project that is designed to promote physical activity and sports participation for middle school students. Dr. Anderson is managing the research and evaluation activities and providing instruction in nutrition for Yurok Tribe personnel. Dr. Adams is supporting the implementation of the physical activity programs in schools and sharing ideas on how youth can maintain a healthy lifestyle at home. All three faculty serve on the project leadership team that is completing year 1 activities in a two-year project.

Week of: Dec 27, 2020

Faculty Dr. Steven Steinberg and Dr. Sheila Steinberg, Environmental Science & Management

The Steinbergs are pleased to announce the release of their new edited volume, Resilient Communities across Geographies (Esri Press, 2021). The book presents a collection of case studies examining the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to environmental and socioeconomic challenges for analysis, planning, and, ultimately, more resilient communities. Each chapter explores a spatially driven approach to challenges of environments and communities working to achieve and support resilience.

Week of: Dec 27, 2020

Faculty Sara K. Sterner, Education

Dr. Sara K. Sterner, School of Education, published Expanding Academic Writing: A Multilayered Exploration of What It Means To Belong as part of a special issue of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education entitled The Messy Affect(s) of Writing in the Academy with her long time writing partner Dr. Lee C. Fisher (Minnesota Writing Project). The article is available at the following link:

Week of: Dec 13, 2020

Faculty Susan Edinger Marshall, Forestry & Wildland Resources

“Undergraduate Soil Science Training in the USA,” was recently published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal. Co-author Susan Edinger Marshall discovered that Humboldt State University is among only four universities in California (and 15 in the eleven Western States) that offer sufficient coursework for graduates to qualify as federal Soil Scientists CSA (Crop Soil Agronomy) News featured this article in their December 2020 issue. Free access is available at:

Faculty C.D. Hoyle, Physics & Astronomy

Professor C.D. Hoyle received a Fundamental Physics Innovation Award from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the American Physical Society that will support a 6-week research collaboration with Dr. Luciano Di Fiore and the gravitational physics group in Naples, Italy during the summer of 2021. This work, that is supported by the INFN and the University of Naples, will focus on developing a novel experimental platform for testing the fundamental properties of gravity at short distance scales, as well as solidifying a longer-term international collaboration.

Student Club Luke Gautier, Heidy Tejas, Meenal Rana, Child Development

The Child Development Association (CDA), a student-led RSO, successfully procured an AS grant of $695 to facilitate virtual self-care activities for HSU students. The CDA is inviting professionals including dance teachers, fitness coaches, meditation/yoga practitioners, artists, and personal finance professionals to help students invest in their mental/physical health. These self-care Fridays will run between February and April 2021. Luke Gauthier, the Child Development senior and treasurer shares, “I feel accomplished and excited for next steps. I want to positively affect many people with this grant. [Successful grant writing]also gives me confidence in what I can accomplish”.

Week of: Dec 06, 2020

Faculty Leslie L. Rossman, Communication

Dr. Leslie Rossman, CFA Chapter Lecturer Representative, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Faculty Association

Faculty John Meyer, Joice Chang, Ileanna Spoelstra, Politics

Dr. John Meyer and Dr. Joice Chang of the Department of Politics co-authored “Continuities and changes; voices and silences: a critical analysis of the first three decades of scholarship in Environmental Politics.” The article was a collaboration with CAHSS Undergraduate Research Partner and political science major, Ileanna Spoelstra. It will be the lead article in a special, thirtieth anniversary edition of the international journal Environmental Politics to be published in February 2021.

Faculty Dr. Hyun-Kyung You, Child Development

Dr. Hyun-Kyung You from Child Development published, “Sociocultural and Family System Perspectives: Families Who Have Children with Disabilities.” This textbook helps readers acknowledge and appreciate the unique and diverse experiences of families caring for children with a range of disabilities. Among various aspects of supporting children with developmental, medical, or educational needs, the text explores the everyday challenges and opportunities families may experience.

Faculty Bill Devall, Sociology

The late Professor Emeritus Bill Devall left behind a book manuscript that has just been published, Living Deep Ecology: A Bioregional Journey, Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group 2021. The book is his deep ecological journey living in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion while teaching at HSU for nearly 30 years.

Faculty Alison Ruth Holmes, International Studies

Dr Alison Holmes has just published her fifth book – Multi-layered Diplomacy in a Global State: The International Relations of California published by Palgrave Macmillan in London. Based on interviews with over 50 diplomats, tribal, city, county and state officials (including former governors), Holmes explores California’s international activities and profile with key stakeholders and its impact on a developing area of diplomacy and global governance in theory and practice.

Faculty Jared D. Larson, Politics

Dr. Larson recently contributed an essay, “A liberdade de morrer” (The Freedom to Die), to a project entitled “O Mundo desde Aquí: A pandemia da COVID-19” (The World from Here: The COVID-19 Pandemic). This series, financed by the municipal government of Pontevedra (Galicia), Spain, brought together writers from 23 countries to consider how COVID-19 has shaped their home societies and politics. Dr. Larson’s piece considers how the politicization of science and the truth jeopardizes public health, yet that this freedom to die is very much a part of our society in the U.S. The series can be found here:

Faculty Rouhollah Aghasaleh, Education

Published an opinion piece about the Secretary of Education in Biden’s cabinet.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

Prof. Robert Cliver, HSU History Department, was recently interviewed by Prof. Felix Wemheuer of the University of Cologne about his new book, Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in China’s Yangzi Delta Silk Industry for the YouTube channel Studying Maoist China. The interview can be viewed at this link:

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

Prof. Robert Cliver, HSU History Department, gave a remote (Zoom) talk about his new book, Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in China’s Yangzi Delta Silk Industry, for the Chinese Business History Webinar of the Hong Kong Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong on Dec. 4 (Dec. 3 Pacific time).

Faculty Alison O'Dowd, Environmental Science & Management

ESM Professor Alison O’Dowd was invited to give a talk at Portland State University on “Impacts of dams and an opportunity for renewal: Case studies of the Elwha and Klamath River Dams” on November 13, 2020.

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