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Week of: Jun 15, 2014

Faculty William Reynolds, Psychology

Psychology Professor William Reynolds has received a lifetime achievement award from the American Psychological Association. The award is granted to those who demonstrate a sustained program of scholarship of exceptional quality throughout their career. For the past 32 years, Reynolds’ research has focused in part on developing methods and procedures to assist school psychologists in catching students before they fall in life-threatening ways.

Week of: May 18, 2014

Faculty Dr. Michael S. Bruner, Communication

Communication Professor Michael S. Bruner has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal, “Argumentation and Advocacy.” Bruner joins a group of scholars from across the nation in support of one of the leading communication journals on advocacy, argumentation, debate, public discourse, and public deliberation.

Week of: May 11, 2014

Student Humberto Montano, Art

Humberto Montano (Art) has been accepted to the summer 2014 Career Discovery Program at Harvard University, with a full tuition scholarship. His studies will focus on Urban Design. Students spend their time in a stimulating studio environment at the Harvard Graduate School of Design that mirrors a graduate level studio experience. They learn to analyze any challenge from multiple angles, pursuing new ways of thinking and seeking out creative solutions. Humberto will have a chance to work directly with faculty from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and the Rhode Island School of Design as well as notable professionals from the fields of urban design, architecture and planning.

Faculty Lori Dengler, Geology

Geology Professor Lori Dengler has been named Chair of the California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) Advisory Committee. CISN is the system that integrates the data inputs from the USGS, California Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, Caltech Seismo Lab, and the California Geological Survey into a seamless interface for rapid dissemination of earthquake information to a broad spectrum of users. CISN software packages are designed for first responders, emergency managers, and critical lifeline organizations. In the next decade, CISN will be taking the lead in implementation of California’s Earthquake Early Warning System. More information about CISN is at

Student Team Leader: Luke Halonen. Team Members: Julian Quick, Skira Brathwaite, Kevin Brenes-Melgar, Solomon Clark, Matthew Collins, Anthony Eggink, Grant Goddard, Lori Jones, Mathew Nyberg, and Arrow Walker. Faculty Advisor: Douglas Saucedo, Environmental Resources Engineering

On May 8th, the team received the Honorable Mention (2nd place) award for innovative system design and excellent analysis in the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. The team designed a modular, drop-in hydrogen fueling station that can be installed in under a 7 days, and dispense 5 kg of high pressure hydrogen fuel in under 5 minutes. See for more details.

Student HSU geographers, Geography

Sixteen geography students, along with two faculty members (Chris Haynes and Matthew Derrick), attended the 68th annual meeting of the California Geographical Society, held May 2-4 at Los Angeles City College. Eight of the HSU student geographers, along with Professor Derrick, presented research papers; another five students presented cartography projects or research posters. Marlyn Montgomery was awarded first place in the digital cartography competition for her project titled “Community Cartography in California,” and Will Firch was awarded third place in the research poster competition for his project titled “Urban Geography of a Gold Rush Town: Weaverville, California in 1860.”

Faculty Armeda Reitzel, Communication

Dr. Armeda Reitzel, professor of Communication, will present her paper “Connections in the Co-creation of Identity in Internationally Adopted Youth” at the International Communication Association conference in Seattle, WA May 22-26, 2014. This paper combines Dr. Reitzel’s research areas of intercultural communication and adolescent communication.

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