Bike Sharing Comes to Humboldt State

Humboldt State University, in conjunction with the city of Arcata, launched the Zagster bike share service to help students, staff, and faculty get around campus and town while reducing their carbon footprint.

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Overcoming Hardships, Student Honored by the CSU »

Zahra Shine led a difficult childhood, suffering neglect, abuse, poverty, and mental health issues.

More than $100,000 Donated for Green Internships »

A fund that provides students hands-on learning experience and supports HSU’s goal of being a climate positive campus just received a major boost.

Abstract Paintings Light up the Third Street Gallery »

The Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery has announced two new shows running from October 3 through November 5.

HSU a Top Public School in the West »

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Evaluating the Climate and Environmental Impacts of Biomass Energy Systems in California »

A massive tree die-off in California’s forests and a burgeoning biomass energy industry may seem like circumstances that point toward an obvious solution, but the environmental implications of more biomass energy have yet to be fully explored.

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Faculty Jeff Dunk, Environmental Science & Management:

Jeff Dunk coauthored a paper entitled “First-year dispersal of Golden Eagles from natal areas in the southwestern United States and implications for second-year settling” in a special issue (dedicated to Golden Eagle studies) of the Journal of Raptor Research.

The paper can be found at: https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-16-80.1

Faculty Stephen Cunha, Mary Beth Cunha, Geography:

The National Geography Society invited geography faculty Mary Beth and Stephen Cunha on a recent five-week voyage to Greenland, Baffin, and Ellesmere Islands. Mary served as a cartographic expert, helping guests utilize a mapping phone app. She also provided interpretation for scores of hard copy historic and electronic maps of this Arctic region. Stephen lectured on glaciers, mountain environments, and the evolution of parks and protected lands across the globe. The ship reached 78°45’ North before pack ice blocked further progress.

Faculty Matthew Derrick, Geography:

Geography professor Matthew Derrick, a Fulbright scholar currently on sabbatical, has been named a visiting scholar at the Central Asian Studies Institute (CASI) of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). Located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, AUCA is Central Asia’s premier institution of higher education. While there Derrick will conduct field research on the theme “New Religious Landscapes of Kyrgyzstan.” For details, see https://auca.kg/en/visiting_scholars/

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Maria Teller Native American Studies

Upcoming Symposium: (UN)COMFORTABLE IDENTITIES, Representations of Persecution. Friday and Saturday, October 20-21, 2017. By exploring research on the representation of historical persecution, this interdisciplinary symposium will examine the lasting impact of persecution on memory and identity for communities in different historical contexts, Co-organized by the dean’s office of CAHSS,as well as the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of Native American Studies at HSU. Made possible by a generous grant from the Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Maria Teller World Languages and Cultures

Free film screening: The 400 Blows (also known as Les 400 Coups). Thursday, September 28 at 6 pm in Goodwin Forum (NHE 102). Please join Kate Nelson from HSU’s World Languages and Cultures French Program for this iconic film from the French New Wave. It captures the difficulties of growing up as a discarded youth in 1950s Paris. Bring your friends! Popcorn will be served!

Sustainable Futures Speaker Series Schatz Energy Research Center

Nick Goulette will discuss the potential of community-based forestry in Northern California on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 pm in Founders 118.