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Week of: Oct 04, 2020

Carrie Tully Native American Studies

Mobilizing for California Water Justice: A Week Long Action Series

October 19 - 23 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Water is vital to all life on earth yet often is one of our most threatened resources. In California water issues are often polarized and presented as fish versus farmers, but in truth many Californians lack access to clean water and fisheries, but watch as almond fields are prioritized over access to vital water resources for Native Americans and people of color. Advocacy in water protection is often informative about current threats to our water-ways, but this series will be action oriented. We will explore five steps for water justice in California throughout the week and take action to create a more equitable water future for California.



By students for students, we invite YOU to submit your creative vision for painting a 5x8 ft nature-themed mounted mural in the NR building. Artists of all experience levels are welcome, and we are here to help bring your creative vision to life. Submissions will be voted on by your peers - spread the word!

Compensation: $1,000 + $200 for materials.

Submission deadline: Oct. 31
Student Voting: Nov. 1-15
Project Completion: Dec. 17

Applicants will submit a color proposal and accompanying artist’s statement (150 word max) for a mural that inspires awe in nature through any of the following themes:

Finding sanctuary in our natural world.
A quiet morning in natural landscapes.
In nature, I am both lost and found.

For artistic support in creating your submission, email
Email submissions and any questions to

Stephanie Steffen Biological Sciences

Dr. Kory Evans, Rice University, will present “Rapid evolutionary innovation in the face of integration. The story of the parrotfish beak”

“I am interested in the ecology and evolution of phenotypic diversity,integrating data from developmental biology, ecology, biomechanics, and phylogeny to understand this process at various timescales. My research program is centered on three questions: How do patterns of ontogenetic variation scale to patterns of phenotypic diversity? How do intrinsic (ontogenetic constraints) and extrinsic (environmental variation) factors influence patterns of phenotypic diversification and convergence? How do functional traits co-vary in development and evolution?”

Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
Time: 12:00
Via Zoom:  For Zoom information, please email the B.G.S.A -

Week of: Sep 27, 2020

Chris Aberson Psychology

Chris Aberson (Psychology) recently joined the National Science Foundation’s Social Psychology Grant Review Panel. Dr. Aberson has taught at HSU since 2000 and is the author of numerous journal articles and two books. 

Carrie Tully Native American Studies

Advocacy & Water Protection in Native California Symposium
October 30, 2020
10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
via ZOOM

The now popular discourse “Water Is Life” illustrates the relationships and knowledges Indigenous peoples hold with their water relatives and yet Indigenous peoples across California and the globe are increasingly forced to formulate innovative and powerful responses to the contamination, exploitation, and theft of water.

Please note: To complete the certificate program, participants must present at the symposium or attend at least three sessions of the symposium.

Stephanie Steffen Biological Sciences

Dr. Arthur Grupe, University of Colorado, Boulder will present “Truffle trouble: field inoculation of pecan (Carya illinoinensis) with the native, edible pecan truffle (Tuber lyonii)”.

Arthur specializes in the ecology and evolutionary history of fungal symbioses, including mutualistic and pathogenic relationships with plants and insects.

Date:  Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Time:  12:00 PM
Via Zoom

Email for Zoom information.

We hope you can attend!

Week of: Sep 20, 2020

L4HSU Continues Into Fall 2020 Library

The HSU Library and our partners HSU Human Resources, HSU’s Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, HSU Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, NEA Big Read, and the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement invite the community to join us this fall as we continue the LifeLong Learning Lounge (L4HSU). L4HSU runs through the fall semester. We are continuing our summer theme of Building Bridges and Connecting Communities. Check out the calendar of free programs at

L4HSU programs focus on personal and professional development and feature offerings from campus and community partners, such as the NEA Big Read, UCCE Master Gardeners Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, Taiko Swing Humboldt and KEET-TV. This fall’s programming is a mixture of interactive workshops and new events that will be offered online through Zoom. Over the summer, L4HSU saw 1,040 participants attend 51 workshops. Topics included social justice, community inclusion, leadership, sampling in hip hop, gardening, and guided meditation. Proposals will be accepted throughout the semester, so submit your proposal at:

We look forward to seeing you online at L4HSU this fall!

Stephanie Steffen Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Seminar – Dr. Patricia Gensel, University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill will present “Innovations in early land plants”.

“My research interests center on studies of Silurian Carboniferous plants, with a focus on the Devonian. My goals have been to use fossils of these time periods, mainly the Early Devonian, to provide a better understanding of what early land plants, particularly early vascular plants, were like, what innovations they exhibit, and how they relate to each other and living plants. I also am interested in their paleoenvironments and in correlating spores produced by these plants to the dispersed spores of a given time to generate a fuller picture of early plants and their environments.”

Friday September 25th
12:00 p.m. (PST)
Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 997 5357 3809
Password: BGSAtalks

Bridget Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is now open. The hours are Monday - Thursday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Closed on the weekends.

COVID procedures are in place for participants’ safety.  You will need to wear a facial covering while in the facility and working out, maintain social distancing, and you will need to tag your equipment after usage so staff can sanitize the item before the next use.

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