Research Archive

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Week of: Dec 17, 2006
Accomando Named Outstanding Prof » Accepting the recommendation of the Faculty Awards Committee of Humboldt State University's Academic Senate, President Rollin Richmond has named Dr. Christina Accomando, Associate Professor of English, Ethnic Studies, and Women’s Studies, Outstanding Professor 2006-2007.
Week of: Dec 03, 2006
HSU Donates More Than a Ton of Food » Humboldt State University students, along with school administration, staff and faculty members, collected and donated a record 2,202 pounds of food during this year’s HSU Holiday Food Drive to support the efforts of Food For People, Humboldt County’s food bank.
HSU Wins $100,000 Online Learning Award » Honoring Humboldt State University's teamwork with the Open Source Learning Management System popularly known as Moodle, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given HSU a one-year, $100,000 Technology Collaboration Award.
Week of: Nov 12, 2006
Noted Economist Assays Real Estate Bubbles » Economist and author Christopher Thornberg will discuss real estate bubbles and California's economic growth as part of Humboldt State University's Department of Economics Occasional Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Science A 564.
Week of: Nov 05, 2006
HSU Receives National Service Award » Humboldt State University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, With Distinction for Hurricane Relief Service. Nationwide, more than 500 colleges applied for the President's Honor Roll in its inaugural year, and Humboldt State was one of 141 colleges and universities honored for distinguished community service and Hurricane Katrina Relief.
R.V. Coral Sea Gets New Set of Engines » The R.V. Coral Sea may have been completed in 1973, but she's not exactly feeling her age just yet. In fact, these days the Humboldt State-owned research vessel is breaking in a brand-new set of new low-pollutant engines.
Week of: Oct 29, 2006
Yak Butter Tea: Students Visit Tibet » "There is no more remarkable strip of crust on earth than that where the great rivers of eastern Tibet almost jostle each other in their eagerness to escape from the roof of the world…Deep down in their troughs they rage," so said British botanist, F. Kingdon Ward, in 1922.
Week of: Oct 22, 2006
Geography Students Explore Lava Beds » HSU Geography Department lecturer Chris Haynes and 20 geography students spent an entire weekend exploring Lava Beds National Monument.
Week of: Oct 15, 2006
Service Learning Awarded $50,000 Grant » HSU's Service Learning Center has recently been awarded a $50,000, 3-year grant from California Campus Compact to serve as the Northern California regional leader in the Youth to College (Y2C) Initiative, which aims to increase college readiness among youth from disadvantaged situations.
Week of: Oct 01, 2006
HSU Prof Confirms World’s Tallest Tree » Dr. Stephen Sillett, Professor and Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, recently measured and verified that Hyperion—a 379.1-foot tall redwood tree, is truly the world's tallest living tree. Hyperion is the largest of three redwoods discovered this summer, which eclipse the previous world record holder, a 370.5-foot tall redwood dubbed Stratosphere Giant.
Week of: Sep 17, 2006
Student Wins CSU Hearst Scholarship » Humboldt State University junior Sarah Cole has received a $3,000 Hearst/CSU Trustees Award for Outstanding Achievement for 2006-2007.
Half Million Awarded for Scholarships » The National Science Foundation has awarded $499,943 to finance Humboldt State University's new Scientific Leadership Scholars Program, beginning October 1, 2006.
HSU Prof Interviewed on Toronto Radio Program » HSU communications professor Dr. Maxwell Schnurer was featured on CIUT 89.5FM Toronto radio on Tuesday, September 26.
Week of: Sep 10, 2006
Sillett Named 2006 Scholar of the Year » President Rollin Richmond and Interim Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Chris Hopper announce Dr. Stephen C. Sillett, Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology, as the Scholar of the Year for 2006.
Geography Alumni Win Award for Research » Two recent HSU Geography graduates took the top undergraduate prize at the annual Association of Pacific Coast Geographers meeting, September 6 through 8 in Eugene, Oregon.
Week of: Jul 30, 2006
Federal Grant Boosts HSU, Higher Ed. » The U.S. Department of Education has awarded another five-year, $1.79 million grant to Humboldt State University to help youngsters in grades six through 12 in Humboldt County who come from under-represented backgrounds and show potential for higher education.
Week of: Jul 16, 2006
REU: Research Symposium » Humboldt State University hosted a public research symposium, featuring undergraduate research projects developed by participants of this summer';s eight-week HSU-hosted Research Experience for Undergraduates: Role Model in Sciences program (REU-RMS), on July 24, 2006.
Week of: Jul 09, 2006
Prof Heads to Jamaica to Study Birds » This fall, Humboldt State wildlife professor Matt Johnson will be heading to Jamaica -- thanks to a National Geographic Society grant -- to study insect-eating birds on Jamaican coffee farms.
HSU Signs Pacts with Chinese University » Humboldt State University and Xi'an International Studies University (XISU), People's Republic of China, have signed five milestone accords that lay the groundwork for sweeping collaboration.
Week of: Jun 25, 2006
Girls in Science: HSU Conducts Study » A research team of ten Humboldt State University students celebrated the culmination of a study analyzing girls' decisions to study math and sciences -- and how those relate to future career goals -- by hosting the 64 participating local high school girls for a party and raffle on campus June 10.
Professor Wins Forestry Award » Dale Thornburgh, Professor Emeritus of Silviculture and Ecosystem Management at Humboldt State University's Department of Forestry and Watershed Management, has won the 2005 Sequoia Award for “his pioneering practice of sustainable forestry.
Week of: Jun 11, 2006
Alum Wins Award for Thesis Research » Paul Burgess, the Humboldt State University alumnus recognized for his pioneering work in computer software and land mine clearance, has received a $1,000 award for his master's thesis in applied mathematics, completed this spring.
Week of: Jun 04, 2006
HSU Names New Info-Tech Chief » Anna E. Kircher, who has 19 years of leadership experience with information technology systems, has been named chief information officer of Humboldt State University’s information technology services division. She succeeds Ann Burroughs, who was interim CIO following the retirement of Bill Cannon early this year.
Week of: May 28, 2006
Director Chosen For SBDC Program » Making an initial step in establishing Humboldt State University's leadership in the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, HSU named Kristin Johnson the regional director for the program.
Week of: May 21, 2006
ITEPP Coordinator to Train at Cornell » Marlette Grant-Jackson, a member of the Yurok Tribe who serves as curriculum resource coordinator for the Indian Teacher & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP) at Humboldt State University, has been selected to participate in an all-expenses-paid Native American Internship Program at Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York this summer.
Week of: May 07, 2006
Prof Awarded for Online Teaching » Dr. Chris Aberson, an associate professor of psychology at HSU, and his colleagues from the Claremont Graduate University, were awarded the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Exemplary Online Learning Resources Award.
Students Donate $3,181 to Food Bank » Students from Humboldt State University's Service Learning Center organized a collaborative, regional food drive during March and April, raising 5,392 pounds of food and an additional $3,181 for Food for People, the Eureka food bank.
Ceremony Applauds Student Excellence » Some of HSU's most outstanding undergraduates, nominated in eight categories of excellence by faculty, staff and fellow students, were recognized at the recent Outstanding Student Awards ceremony on May 1.
Prof to Chair CSU Academic Senate » Marshelle Thobaben, a Humboldt State University nursing professor, was reelected as the Academic Senate chairwoman for the entire California State University system during an organizational meeting on May 6.
Econ Prof Panelist for State Meeting » HSU economics professor Steven Hackett was one of four distinguished panelists selected to participate in a discussion of California's economies at Tuesday's all-staff meeting for the California Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department based in Sacramento.
Schafer Publishes Book About Vo Phien » HSU Emeritus English Professor John Schafer recently celebrated the publication of his book "Vo Phien and Sadness of Exile," the first ever book-length study of a modern Vietnamese writer, written in English.
Week of: Apr 30, 2006
Geography Students Win at Conference » A group of 27 Humboldt State geography students, and department faculty Joe Leeper, Stephen Cunha, Dennis Fitzsimons, and Chris Haynes, traveled to Shasta College in Redding, Calif. for the California Geographic Society Annual Conference from April 28 to 30.
Week of: Apr 23, 2006
Psych Students Take Research to WPA » Faculty and students from the Humboldt State University Department or Psychology will be traveling to Palm Springs, Calif. to present their research at the Annual Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, April 27 to 30. The WPA meeting is the nation's largest regional psychology conference, with over 2000 attendees each year.
Math Modeling Contestants Earn Merits » Two teams of HSU engineering students took on the challenges of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, set forth by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) last February. It was just recently announced that HSU's competing teams earned “Meritous” rankings based on their problem solutions.
Week of: Apr 16, 2006
Hackett Publishes New Edition of Book » Humboldt State's 2005 Scholar of the Year and economics department chairman, Steven Hackett, has just published the newest edition of his textbook, "Environmental and Natural Resources Economics."
HSU Noted for Waste-Reduction Efforts » On Wednesday, April 19, Humboldt County's Environmental Health Division recognized the waste reduction efforts of several local people and organizations, including both Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond and the Campus Recycling Program's ROSE, by honoring them with Waste Reduction Awards.
Week of: Apr 09, 2006
Novotney Wins Wang Family Award » Humboldt State University's Eugene Novotney, founder of the ever-popular HSU Calypso Band, has been announced as one of five 2006 recipients of the prestigious California State University Wang Family Excellence Award. The other recipients include a versatile innovator in education, a brilliant volcanologist, a classic historian educator, and a renowned scientist.
Env. Resources Students Visit Oaxaca » Faculty, alumni, and students from Humboldt State University's environmental resources engineering department traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico for spring break, implementing a workshop on water reclamation and wetland treatment at Universidad Autónoma "Benito Juárez" de Oaxaca (UAJBO).
Week of: Apr 02, 2006
Prof Named International Fellow » At the recent World Conference of Natural Resource Modeling, Humboldt State University emeritus mathematics professor Roland Lamberson was honored by the international Resource Modeling Association and named one the first two RMA Fellows -- the highest award offered in this discipline. Robert McKelvey of University of Montana was the other honoree.
Week of: Mar 26, 2006
Student Wins Piano Competition » Pianist and freshman HSU student Rebekah Downey was the regional winner at this year's California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) state competition. She then competed at the state level, performing the music of Scarlatti, Schumann and Copland, and won second place.
Week of: Mar 19, 2006
Dean Wins Rug-Making Contest » A hooked rug made by Susan Higgins, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, won first place in the American Folk Art Museum's international hooked rug contest in New York earlier this month. The theme was "Icons of America."
EVOLUTION Highlights Prof’s Research » On the subject of Charles Darwin and the Galapagos, most people inevitably picture the archipelago's famed giant tortoises or speciose finches. However, it is a little known fact, even among most biologists, that Darwin's initial evolutionary insights were inspired by neither of these. Rather, it was a much lesser known group of birds -- the Galapagos mockingbirds -- that first captured Darwin's attention and catalyzed his thoughts on the roles of geography and adaptive radiation in producing new species.
Week of: Mar 12, 2006
Profs Present Research at Conference » Four Humboldt State faculty members presented their research theories, designs, and results to more than 200 attendees at the first CSU Community-Based Teaching and Research Conference: Creating Knowledge and Building Community on March 3 and 4 at California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Rec Students Garner Scholarships » Two Humboldt State University students have received the distinction of winning excellence scholarships from the California Parks and Recreation Society, District I. Both hail from the College of Professional Studies and are majoring in Recreation Administration. Evan Priestly and Kelsey Glass each received $500 scholarships at the CPRS District I officers meeting held on the Humboldt State University campus February 10.
Larson Awarded For Achievements » Mark Larson, professor and chairman of the journalism and mass communication department at Humboldt State University, recently received a Lifetime Achievement award from the California Journalism Education Coalition.
Week of: Feb 26, 2006
Psychologists Honor HSU Professor » Brent Duncan, Ph.D., professor and director of the school psychology program at Humboldt State University, was the recipient of the California Association of School Psychologists' (CASP) Sandra Goff Memorial Award -- the association's school psychologist of the year award -- for his outstanding contributions and distinguished service to the profession of school psychology.
Week of: Jan 29, 2006
Fisher Chair in Redwood Ecology Established » Suspended by ropes and harnesses, a Humboldt State University botanist explores the canopies of the world's tallest trees. Now, thanks to a new chair -- specifically the Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology -- he will be able to take this research to new proverbial heights.
Week of: Sep 04, 2005
Admissions Center Honors Rohner » Following a recent ceremony, the facility that welcomes new and prospective students to Humboldt State University now honors Franklin B. Rohner.
Week of: Feb 13, 2005
From Treetops to The New Yorker » A story of life high in tall trees is reaching the Big Apple as The New Yorker magazine, in its current edition, profiles Humboldt State University Professor Steve Sillett's research in the canopy of old-growth redwood forests.

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