Study: West Nile Virus Has Struck Millions More Birds Than Thought

In the first in-depth study of the virus’s impacts on bird populations, Wildlife professor emeritus T. Luke George and a group of researchers discovered the disease killed millions of birds—many more than previously thought—and had a major, and sometimes persistent, impact, on bird populations.

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HSU Joins Nationwide Effort to Re-Imagine the First-Year College Experience »

Humboldt State University is one of 44 colleges nationwide selected for a First-Year Experience pilot program coordinated by the Association of American State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Local Food Experts Gather to Talk ‘Farm to Table’ »

From organic produce to specialty foods, the North Coast region is known for its focus on locally produced products. But how accessible and sustainable is healthy food in Humboldt County? Experts will gather at HSU for a daylong symposium to probe these questions and look at how food systems affect local citizens.

Black Liberation Month Kicks Off »

Social commentator and comedian Felonious Munk is coming to Humboldt State University to talk social justice and new media.

His discussion is among several events marking Black Liberation Month, which celebrates and highlights African American achievements and important milestones throughout U.S. history.

Campus Seeks Feedback on New Admissions Criteria »

Humboldt State University is seeking public comment on its plan to implement more selective admissions requirements in some high-demand programs. The new requirements would be for applicants planning to enroll in Fall 2017 or after.

Latest Achievements » all achievements

Staff Michael Le, Institutional Research and Planning:

Le’s presentation at the 2015 CAIR Conference, “Visual Analytics: Exposing the Past, Understanding the Present, and Looking to the Future,” was selected as the most outstanding example of a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of institutional research. Le has been invited do his presentation at to the 2016 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum, which will take place from May 29 to June 3, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. AIR is the world’s largest professional organization for institutional researchers.

Faculty Robert W. Zoellner, Annette A. Tabares, and Essene L. Waters, Chemistry:

Chemistry Professor Robert Zollner and two of his undergraduate students, Annette A. Tabares and Essene L. Waters, and have recently published the results of our research in the peer-reviewed journal Heteroatom Chemistry. The complete citation for the article is as follows: Annette A. Tabares, Essene L. Waters, Robert W. Zoellner; “Beryllepin, C6H6Be, and ‘beryllium-inserted benzenes,‘C6H6Ben, n = 2-6: A density functional investigation”; Heteroatom Chemistry 27(1), 37-43 (2016).

Faculty Janelle Adsit, English:

Janelle Adsit co-wrote an article for the journal Feminist Formations on “Affective Activism.” It is out in the December 2015 issue.

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Library Hosts Book of the Year Film Series University Library

The HSU Book of the Year Committee is pleased to announce the Book of the Year Film Series titled Klamath Film Fridays.

Three screenings will take place in the Library’s Fishbowl (Room 209) this semester, followed by a Q & A and a brief discussion about the cultural, environmental, and political impacts on the Klamath River. 

This film series ties in with “Through the Eyes of Native Tribes: Stories of the Klamath River” on display in HSU’s Goudi’ni Gallery (January 28 through February 20).  This series is hosted by HSU Library, the Klamath Connection, and the Native American Studies Department.

On February 5, “Battle for the Klamath” will be screened.  This 2006 documentary focuses on the intense battle over fish, water and conflicting ways of life, between upstream farmers on one side and downstream Native American tribes, commercial fisherman and environmentalists on the other.  Prof. Marlon Sherman from Native American Studies will facilitate the discussion afterward.

On March 25, “A River Between Us” will be screened. Balancing the sheer beauty of the river’s surface with its underlying ills of injustice and inequality, the film focuses on the personal stories of a group of individuals who finally chose to put the past behind then and came together to create a historic water rights compromise for the good of all. Q & A and a discussion to follow in the evening.
6 – 8 pm, Native Forum
Q & A and a discussion with Craig Tucker, Natural Resources Policy Advocate for the Karuk Tribe and Frankie Meyers, Yurok tribal member, and Klamath Justice Coalition.

On April 29, “Return of the River” will be screened. This film is about the Elwha River in Washington State. This film captures the tenacity of individuals who would not give up on a river, mirroring the tenacity of salmon headed upstream to spawn. Kerri Malloy from Native American Studies will facilitate the discussion afterward.

More info online at the University Library website.

Torie L. Mather Business

The Humboldt Business Confidence Report has been updated based on feedback from the Community, please see link below. http://www2.humboldt.edu/business/about/news/updated-humboldt-business-confidence-report-2015

Godwit Days Illustration Art

HSU Drawing & Illustration faculty member Assistant Professor Brandice Guerra provided the illustration for the 2016 Godwit Days. Guerra’s illustration of a godwit appears in the annual events promotional materials, viewable online at godwitdays.org.