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Week of: Apr 27, 2014

Faculty Tim Bean, Wildlife

Wildlife Professor Tim Bean has received $15 thousand from Save the Redwoods League to develop a landscape-level map of habitat suitability for white-footed voles. His research wil provide an understanding of the white-footed vole habitat requirements in redwood systems at the landscape and home range scale and knowledge of occupied areas to aid further research.

Faculty Tasha Howe, Psychology

Psychology Professor Tasha Howe recently received a 2014-15 Fulbright scholarship to Croatia. Her project is titled “Child Abuse Prevention in Post-Conflict Communities.”

This is Howe’s second Fulbright award. In 2008, she worked on domestic violence in Cyprus, another post-conflict country.

Week of: Apr 20, 2014

Faculty Sam Sonntag, Politics

Sam Sonntag has a forthcoming article entitled “Depoliticizing Hindi in India,” in a volume edited by Dr. Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz-Fras of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and Dr. Rahul Peter Das from the Martin-Luther University in Halle, Germany. The title of the volume is Defining the Indefinable: Delimiting Hindi, to be published by Peter Lang.

Student Joanna R. Murphy, Environmental Resources Engineering

Joanna Murphy was recently selected as one of the recipients of the 2014 North American Membrane Society (NAMS) Elias Klein Travel Supplement. At the NAMS meeting, she will present her and her co-author’s paper “A Two-Dimensional Modeling of Direct Contact Membrane Distillation with Bench Scale Experimental Validation.”

Student Jennifer Warmack, Oceanography

Jennifer Warmack has been selected to receive a 2014 CSUPERB Presidents’ Commission Scholar Award in the amount of $8,000 to fund the project titled “Preventing Psedo-Nitzschia Blooms through Forward Osmosis Treatment of Wastwater.” She will conduct her summer research project in the laboratory of ERE Assistant Professor Andrea Achilli.

  Children's Center, HSU

The HSU Children’s Center’s accreditation was recently renewed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a nationally recognized professional organization for high quality early education programs. The accreditation runs through May 1, 2019. The Children’s Center currently serve almost 150 toddlers and preschool aged children on campus and at the 10th Street Preschool.

Week of: Apr 13, 2014

Faculty Armeda Reitzel, Communication

Armeda Reitzel, professor of Communication, presented her paper on “The colorful trends of tie-dye as fashion, subcultural artifact, and metaphor” at the Popular Culture Association Conference in Chicago, IL on April 18, 2014. Her paper was part of a panel session on “Fashion, Style, Appearance, Consumption and Design I: Global Subcultural Style.”

Student B.J. Malekzadeh, Business

Business student B.J. Malekzadeh recently took second place in the Business Future Four Regional Competition in Chico, Calif. April 11. The other schools competing were Chico State, Sonoma State and Sacramento State. Malekzadeh from won for his innovative idea that proposes a better tourniquet than what is currently available for civilian and military use. He got this idea while serving in the military.

Faculty Lori Dengler, Geology

Geology Professor Lori Dengler will present the Berkeley Lawson Lecture at the University of California, Wednesday April 16 5:30 p.m. in the Banatao Auditorium of Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS). More information at

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