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Week of: Feb 09, 2014

Student Meiling Roddam, Fisheries Biology

Meiling Roddam (‘14, M.S. Fisheries) has received a 2014 California Sea Grant State Fellowship. Roddam will work at the interface of scientific research and policy, and determine how to incorporate that science into the Delta Plan. Previously, Roddam worked for California Department of Fish and Wildlife as a Fisheries Technician in the Klamath River Basin and in the Smith River Watershed. Prior to that, Roddam was an AmeriCorps member with the Watershed Stewards Project, a special project of the California Conservation Corps. Roddam earned her undergraduate degree in marine biology at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied harmful algal blooms in the Monterey Bay.

Student Dr. Kamila Larripa and students, Mathematics

Nine HSU mathematics students participated in the Consortium for Math and its Applications’ (COMAP) annual international math modeling contest Feb. 10. The contest challenges teams of college students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The HSU students who participated were: Miriam Garai, Michael Malocha, Marika Leitner, Tyler Mobray, Andrew Harter, Molly Shea, Stephanie Corah, Eric Stuck and Paul Mullan. The students came from a variety of math backgrounds, including those who had just completed Calculus to upper division math and physics students. Contest results are available in April.

Alumni Ryan Gustafson, Environmental Resources Engineering

Ryan Gustafson, a recent graduate from the ERE program, received a Viterbi Graduate School PhD fellowship to pursue a PhD in Environmental Engineering with Prof. Amy Childress at the University of Southern California. He will be funded for four years to continue his research on membrane distillation that he started last year at HSU with Dr. Andrea Achilli.

Faculty Daniela Mineva, Music

Music professor Daniela Mineva was invited to perform at the Roosevelt University, Chicago, on February 1, 2014. The piano concert celebrated the legacy of the legendary American pianist and pedagogue Ursula Oppens.

Week of: Feb 02, 2014

Faculty Gil Cline, Music

Music professor Gil Cline was recently featured in “Trumpet Greats: a Biographical Dictionary,” a biographical dictionary of about 2,000 famous trumpeters since 1600. Cline directs the Humboldt Bay Brass Band and teaches trumpet, horn and music history at HSU. In addition to Cline, notable names in the book included jazz musicians Louis Armstrong and Wynton Marsalis, cornet soloists Jean-Baptiste Arban and Herbert L. Clarke and baroque trumpeters Girolamo Fantini, Gottfried Reiche, and John Shore.

Faculty Tasha R. Howe, Psychology

Dr. Howe presented two invited addresses at the International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment in San Diego. The talks, which occurred in two parts (theoretical and applied), were entitled, “Neurodevelopmental Versus Traditional Clinical Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Psychopathology.”

Week of: Jan 26, 2014

Faculty Genevieve Marchand, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Faculty member Genevieve Marchand was interviewed in French by Catherine Perrin from Medium Large on national radio station Radio-Canada on January 30. Marchand discussed her current work teaching outdoor adventure recreation, some of her experiences working in adventure therapy, survival skills and emergency rescues, as well as different risk management standards for outdoor leaders in the United States.

Faculty Paul Cummings, Music

Music professor Paul Cummings presented a session at the annual conference of the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 24, 2014. The presentation by Cummings, who conducts HSU’s Humboldt Symphony and Symphonic Band, focused on recruitment and repertoire selection for college orchestras. Professor Cummings is currently serving as president of CODA’s Western Division. More information on CODA and their recent conference may be found here: http://codaweb.org/

Alumni Dustin Taylor and Adam Dick,

Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate, an alumni-run chocolate company based in Arcata, Calif., received a 2014 Good Food Award in the Chocolate category for its 72% Belize, Toledo chocolate bar Jan. 16 in San Francisco. Dick Taylor was founded by alums Dustin Taylor (‘03) and Adam Dick (‘00) and is sold all over the world. For more info, visit http://www.dicktaylorchocolate.com.

Faculty Michal S. Bruner, Laura K.Hahn, Nicole B. Sheldon, Communication

Communication professors Michael Bruner, Laura Hahn and student Nicole Sheldon authored “The Petition Cause and Food Advocacy.” The essay will be published in the journal, “First Amendment Studies.”

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