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Week of: Feb 22, 2015
Researcher Identifies Dietary Difference for North Coast Salmon »

Courtesy Deborah Seiler, Sea Grant California
In contrast to the grey skies outside, marine scientist Christine Cass greets visitors to the Humboldt State University Marine Lab with warm smile. Perched on the rugged coast of Trinidad, Calif., the long halls of the laboratory offer glimpses of marine aquariums, ocean murals, and small classes in session.

Week of: Feb 08, 2015
Students Get Creative with Rube Goldbergs »

Who says engineering can’t be fun? Students in Lonny Grafman’s Engineering 215 let their creative juices flow as part of the annual Rube Goldberg design project.

Week of: Jan 25, 2015
HSU Gets Access to 15,000 National News Videos, Documents, and Images »

Humboldt State students, faculty, and staff now have access to 15,000 national news, videos, documents, and images through NBC Learn Higher Ed, an online resource that enhances teaching and supports research.

Week of: Jan 04, 2015
Study Will Investigate High Death Rate from Breast Cancer in Humboldt County »

A $217,102 grant has been awarded to the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University and the Breast and GYN Health Project (BGHP) (formerly the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project) to research differences between breast cancer death rates in Humboldt County and the rest of state. The 18-month study, “The Rural Breast Cancer Survival Study,” will examine factors associated with higher death rates from breast cancer in Humboldt County over the past 20 years.

Week of: Dec 07, 2014
Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 20 »

Humboldt State University will host its Spring Institute for Student Success Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room on the HSU campus.

Week of: Nov 30, 2014
Applications Sought for 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition »

The Humboldt State Office of Research, Economic & Community Development is encouraging students to participate in the 2015 CSU Student Research Competition.

Week of: Nov 23, 2014
New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young »

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in older adults.

Week of: Nov 09, 2014
Communication Majors Edit Open-Source Textbook (With Video) »

In Scott Paynton and Laura Hahn’s Communication Capstone class, it isn’t enough that students just read the assigned textbook. They’re tasked with editing it for publication and distribution on a national level.

Week of: Nov 02, 2014
How Do Bodies Age? Kinesiology Professor and Students Investigate »

It’s well-known that human bodies become less efficient as they age. The average adult uses 15 to 30 percent more energy to walk the same distance as a younger adult. But why?

Week of: Oct 26, 2014
ERE Program Awarded Grant to Look at Waste Management Alternatives »

A solid waste research management proposal put forward by Humboldt State’s Environmental Resources Engineering program is one of three submissions selected for funding by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF).

Week of: Sep 14, 2014
Humboldt State Continues Fall GMO Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University continues its GMO Speaker Series Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 on the HSU campus.

Humboldt State Continues Sustainable Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University presents the fall Sustainable Futures Speaker Series through Nov. 20 on the HSU campus.

New Initiative Supports Students with Children »

From getting enough sleep to making good grades, being a college student is a constant juggling act.

Week of: Sep 07, 2014
‘Becoming California’ Premieres in September »

In California a new story of environmental change is emerging. It is a story that tells how nature and civilization are no longer adversaries but partners, together creating healthy environments amid vibrant economies.

Marine Sciences Faculty Receive NSF Research Grant »

Three Humboldt State faculty members have received a $272,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of low pH and low dissolved oxygen on marine organisms along the North Coast.

Week of: Aug 24, 2014
HSU Students Create University’s Second Supercomputer »

Humboldt State students are building the university’s second supercomputer—a highly powerful machine that will support hands-on research in a variety of disciplines.

HSU Student Presents Seed Studies at Prestigious Research Program »

When Megan Bishop talks about botany, terms like chasmogamous and cleistogamous roll off her tongue as if she was discussing her weekend plans. In fact, this past summer, she may have been.

Week of: Aug 17, 2014
Psychology Student Explores Genes that Make Us Susceptible to Hypnotherapy »

Whether it’s mastering public speaking or conquering an addiction, Kyle Wannigman (’15, Psychology) wants to help you overcome your fears and anxieties.

Week of: Jul 27, 2014
HSU Gets Research Submarine »

Humboldt State University has acquired a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), a submarine that will be used to study marine habitats and organisms up to 3,000 feet beneath the ocean’s surface.

Week of: Jun 01, 2014
Psychology Professor Wins Fulbright to Croatia »

Psychology professor Tasha R. Howe has received a 2014-15 Fulbright scholarship to Croatia, where she will work in child abuse prevention.

Week of: May 18, 2014
Geologists, Students Dig Out Evidence of Past Tsunamis in California »

Two Humboldt State geologists and a team of graduate students contributed to the discovery of an extensive sedimentary deposit formed by a 1946 tsunami, providing the first known tangible evidence of the event and furthering the understanding of the long-term hazard of tsunamis on California coastal communities.

Week of: May 11, 2014
Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning »

Professor Lonny Grafman’s Introduction to Design class is a unique combination of engineering, sustainability and community service.

Week of: May 04, 2014
HSU Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant for Innovative Biomass Research »

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research.

Week of: Apr 20, 2014
Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project »

Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center has been awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $2 million from the World Bank Group to support its continued involvement in the Lighting Global initiative. Lighting Global and its sister programs, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia, support the development of commercial markets for solar charged off-grid lighting products that are affordable to low income people in developing countries.

Week of: Mar 30, 2014
HSU Students Participate in Statewide CSU Research Competition May 2-3 »

Five HSU students have been selected to participate with students around the state in the California State University’s 28th Annual Student Research Competition.

Humboldt State Hosts McCrone Awards April 24 »

Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation will host the annual McCrone Awards Banquet at 4 p.m. April 24 in the Great Hall above the College Creek Marketplace. The event is free and open to the public.

Week of: Mar 02, 2014
Coral Sea’s Uncovered History Reveals High Seas Adventures »

During its 40-year existence, Humboldt State’s marine research vessel, the Coral Sea, has seen its share of adventures. It’s been held captive in a foreign port, served as the headquarters for drug smugglers and brought back sunken treasure from the Bahamas. For a while, it was also the home of Mac, the Diving Dog.

Week of: Feb 23, 2014
California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Feb 16, 2014
Humboldt State Launches Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences »

Humboldt State University has launched an interdisciplinary institute for education and research in the marine and coastal sciences, which will expand understanding of a large and remote section of California coastline.

Week of: Jan 26, 2014
HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

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