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

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Week of: Nov 01, 2015

Faculty JoAnne Berke, Art

JoAnne Berke just returned from a week long teacher training intensive in Beijing, China. She was invited by the America and China International Exchange Foundation to teach the US methods and the National Standards in Art Education to middle and high school teachers.

Faculty Alison Holmes, International Studies

Alison Holmes, International Studies Program Leader, has been invited to participate as a mentor in the ‘Pay it Forward’ program of the International Studies Association, designed to encourage and support female faculty.

Faculty Maral Attallah and Kerri Malloy, Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies & Native American Studies

Maral Attallah and Kerri Malloy have been selected as two of twenty faculty from around the country to participate in the 2016 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar, “After the Holocaust: Teaching the Postwar World” at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Held every January, the prestigious Mandel Center seminar is designed for college and university faculty who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust-related courses.

Attallah is a lecturer in Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Malloy is a lecturer in Native American Studies.

Faculty Steve Hackett, Economics

Steve Hackett has had his paper, titled “Economic Attributes of Stayers and Leavers in Four California Fisheries,” published in California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Report Volume 56 (2015). This work made use of undergraduate research assistants Brett Poirier and Nate Freney from the Department of Economics, and was co-authored with Dr. Ana Pitchon (SJSU) and Doreen Hansen (research associate).

Faculty Michael S. Bruner, Brittany Stuckey, Communication

Michael S. Bruner, Professor, Communication, and Brittany N. Stuckey, 2014 CAHSS Research Fellow, published their article, “The World Will Little Note: Vice President Joe Biden’s 2012 Speech at the Flight 93 National Memorial,” in the Pennsylvania Communication Annual (Vol. 71, 2015). The article is dedicated to Richard Guadagno, former Refuge Manager at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, who died on Flight 93.

Week of: Oct 25, 2015

Faculty Brian Tissot, Biological Sciences

Brian Tissot was an invited speaker at a conference sponsored by the European Association of Surfing Doctors; a group of surfers that are also medical doctors and health practitioners. Held near Biarittz in the beautiful Basque region of southern France he was tasked with the question: Why Should Surfers Care about Ocean Conservation?

Faculty Heal McKnight, English

A piece of writing by Heal McKnight was selected as a Notable Essay by Robert Atwan, the editor of the Best American Essays series. The essay “Traffic” was originally published in PoemMemoirStory.

McKnight is a lecturer in English, where she teaches courses in composition.

Faculty Gil Cline, Music

Gil Cline, Professor (FERP) Music, was a performer on Renaissance cornetto in August for a week-long event in the Berkeley, California region, for many years a hot-spot in the Early Music Movement. Participants from around the country present a full-length concert of polychoral music from Venice and environs, using cornetti, recorders, sackbuts, shawms, and dulcians.

He also was a participant for a Living History Day, September 26, at Alcatraz Island. Cline was “mustered into” a re-enactors Civil War-era band, “the 5th California Volunteer Regiment Infantry Band” out of the Sacramento area. The 14-piece all-brass band performed nothing but historic brass publications from 1855-1875 and used all-historic instruments of the 1860s, with Cline performing on an historic soprano E-flat cornet brought to California in the 1950s from Michigan by former Music Department Chair David Smith.

Student Michael Donovan and Brian Post, Music

HSU Music student Michael Donovan has been selected as the John W. DeLodder – Humboldt State University Student Composers Competition winner for Spring 2015. At the composers Recital on November 6, Mr. Donovan will be awarded $1,000 for his winning composition titled, “The Dignified Lonely Person.” The piece is an eight-minute song cycle written for voice and piano, based on poetry by the composer and HSU alumna Marlena Kellogg. Mr. Donovan, a student at HSU, plays the violin and has been actively studying composition for the last two years.

The award will be presented by Mr. DeLodder at the HSU Composers Recital, on Friday, November 6 at 8:00 pm. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Faculty Robert Cliver, History

Robert Cliver, Professor of History, published an article, “Surviving Socialism: Private Industry and the Transition to Socialism in China, 1945-1958,” in the online September issue of “Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review.” The article will appear in the print edition in November.

Faculty Dan Pambianco, Journalism & Mass Communication

Dan Pambianco gave two presentations on Oct. 22 as part of the Bob Frederick Sport Leadership Lecture Series hosted by Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

Pambianco’s morning lecture was titled “Sports Crisis Management,” and in the afternoon he presented “Sports Communication: Mentoring the Next Generation.”

Week of: Oct 18, 2015

Faculty Andrew Stubblefield, Rosalea Bond, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Andrew P. Stubblefield, Professor of Hydrology and Watershed Management has recently published a paper titled Sensitivity of summer stream temperatures to climate variability and riparian reforestation strategies
in the Journal of Hydrology, Regional Studies. Coauthors were recent M.S. graduate Rosealea M. Bond and faculty emeritus Robert W. Van Kirk.

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