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Retired HSU Professor’s Love of Science Inspires $154,000 Gift

Humboldt State Biology students who plan to pursue a graduate degree will soon have significant support from a scholarship established to honor retired HSU Professor James F. Welsh’s dedication to teaching.

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HSU and the 2018-19 California Budget »

California’s 2018-19 Budget, signed yesterday by Governor Brown, includes $197.1 million in ongoing funding for the California State University (CSU) and an additional $161.6 million in one-time funding.

Artwork by 2018 Graduates on Display at Third Street Gallery »

Humboldt State University Third Street Gallery presents Dog Summer: Young Alumni-2018, on exhibit from July 1 through Sept. 2. The exhibition features works by the 2018 graduates from Humboldt State’s Art Department. The title of the exhibition takes its name from the Chinese zodiac.

Death Valley Tests Outdoor Leadership »

Located in Eastern California and stretching into Nevada, Death Valley is known to be the hottest place in the world and the driest spot in North America, receiving an average of fewer than 2 inches of rain a year.

Latest Achievements » all achievements

Staff David Marshall, Breck Robinson, Cade Webb, Information Technology Services:

ITS Enterprise and Client Technology has received $50,000 worth of Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits from the CSU Office of the Chancellor. These credits will be used to explore cloud services to expand our Virtual Lab. For this project, we will focus on using AWS for computationally or resource intensive processes and applications.

Faculty Dr. Young Kwon, Kim Vincent-Layton, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration:

Dr. Young Kwon has received a $10,000 innovations mini-grant from the CSU Office of the Chancellor for developing Augmented Virtual Exercise Physiology Laboratories (AVEPL) with real data using virtual reality cameras. This project will provide hands-on lab activities and help eliminate the place-bound and facilities bottlenecks for KINS 379 Exercise Physiology.

Staff Josh Callahan, Information Technology Services:

The Telecommunications and Network Services team has received a $10,000 innovations mini-grant from the CSU Office of the Chancellor. The team will develop tools that will support internal campus communications during an outage caused by a natural disaster. The grant also funds the concept design of portable kits to support outage communications in local neighborhoods.

Faculty Seafha Ramos, Wildlife:

Seafha Ramos, Research Associate and Lecturer in the Wildlife Department, published an article, “Considerations for culturally sensitive Traditional Ecological Knowledge research in wildlife conservation”. The paper will be included in the June 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, the Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy, Native American Studies:

Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer in Native American Studies presented his paper “Marshall, Whitman and Baum: Selections from the American Terminal Narrative” at the “Words that Kill” conference organized by the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention at the American University of Paris (May 28-30) in Paris, France.

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Anthony Rossi Geography

HSU Geography Announces China/Tibet Field Studies Program for Summer 2019

As part of its continuing global outreach, the HSU Geography Department is again offering the China/Tibet Field Studies Program. Since the beginning of the program in 2000 HSU undergraduate students have pursued a wide range of topics while exploring and documenting the rapidly changing natural and cultural landscapes of these regions. The design and implementation of a community service project on the Tibetan Plateau will be a hallmark of next year’s program.

Open to all majors, prerequisite courses are scheduled for Spring 2019.

For more information, contact Tony Rossi, program director at