Latest Achievements

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

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Week of: Sep 23, 2018

Student Micaela Szykman Gunther, Matt Delheimer, Keith Slauson, Bill Zielinski, Wildlife

Former graduate student Matt Delheimer published his thesis in the September issue of the Wildlife Society Bulletin, along with co-authors Keith Slauson, Micaela Gunther, and Bill Zielinski. His work documented the Use of Artificial Cavities by Humboldt marten, recently listed as an endangered species in California.

Faculty Alison Holmes, International Studies

Alison Holmes, International Studies, attended the Global Action Summit in San Francisco as an accredited journalist for The American of London (where she has had a column for over 15 years). Her blog can be found at:

Faculty Alison Holmes, International Studies

Alison Holmes, International Studies, presented on two roundtables at the International Studies Association – West conference in Pasadena. “Academia in Contentious Times” discussing the research and practical concerns of the current political climate and as an invited panelist for the “Pay it Forward” mentoring program for young faculty. She also finished her term on the ISA-West Executive.

Faculty Eugene Novotney, Music

Dr. Eugene Novotney, Professor of Music, had eight new steelband arrangements published over summer 2018 by MauMau Music, the premier publisher of steelband music worldwide. Three of these publications are arrangements of compositions by Trinidadian artist, Ray Holman, who performed at HSU with the Calypso Band in Spring 2018, and two others are by Trinidadian legend, Clifford Alexis, who performed at HSU with the Calypso Band in Spring 2016. The other three publications are steelband arrangements of classic Trinidadian calypso and soca compositions by David Rudder, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, and Clive Bradley of the Desperadoes Steelband.

Week of: Sep 16, 2018

Student Amy Beltran, Sammi Stowe, and Dr. Troy Lescher, Theatre, Film & Dance

Amy Beltrán (Theatre major), Sammi Stowe (Theatre major), and Dr. Troy Lescher (TFD) researched, edited, and published the “Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2018” report in the June 2018 edition of Theatre Journal [Association of Theatre in Higher Education].

Faculty Dan Aldag, Music

Dan Aldag has had two of his arrangements for jazz band published by Really Good Music. The arrangements are “Shimmer”, composed by Allison Miller, and “Smack Dab”, composed by Bobby Previte. Both compositions were originally written for small jazz groups and have been arranged for big band by Aldag.

Faculty Mark Colwell, Elizabeth Feucht, Wildlife

Mark Colwell and Lizzie Feucht published a paper (Aug 2018) in Wader Study, an international journal dedicated to the ecology and conservation of shorebirds. Their work shows that Humboldt Bay hosts half a million shorebirds during spring migration alone! This information will be used to increase recognition of the bay under the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.

Week of: Sep 09, 2018

Faculty Peter Alstone, Environmental Resources Engineering

Dr. Alstone presented the results of a multi-year study of grid flexibility to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy “Summer Study 2018” conference in Pacific Grove, California.

The conference paper is titled, “Integrating Demand Response and Distributed Resources in Planning for Large-scale Renewable Energy Integration.”

You can download the paper at:

Faculty Jared D. Larson, Politics

Jared D. Larson has just returned from the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemporary Studies, of which he was co-organizer of the tri-lingual academic program, held at the School of Law of the University of Barcelona (5-7 Sept). Jared was the sole presenter of a co-authored paper (with Dr. Juliette Tolay of Penn State-Harrisburg) entitled “The Comparative Politics of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: The Curious Cases of Spain, Portugal and Turkey.”

Student Michael Ross ('15), Holly Leopardi ('14), Jeremy Johnson ('18), Ian Guerrero ('17), and Dr. C.D. Hoyle, Physics & Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy alumni published a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence entitled “Experimental Progress Towards Testing the Behavior of Gravity at the 20-micron Distance Scale.” The work, whose primary author is Michael Ross (‘15), focuses on research activities carried out in the HSU Gravitational Physics Laboratory primarily during the 2014-16 time frame. The article can be found here:

Faculty Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Kamila Larripa’s multiple myeloma research group had a paper accepted to the Journal for Theoretical Biology. A link to the paper is here:

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