HSU Set to Receive 884-acre Forest

Humboldt State University is on the verge of receiving an 884-acre forest near campus, which will be used for research and field experiences. The effort is possible due to a generous donation from R.H. Emmerson & Son LLC, as well as major grants from state and federal agencies.

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Children’s Book About Tsunami Boat Translated into Spanish »

"The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home" is a true story about students in two countries who formed a connection through a natural disaster and a boat. With the help of HSU students, the bilingual English-Japanese children’s book is now available in Spanish.

A Pathway to Better Health Care for Native Americans »

Humboldt State University has partnered with the University of Illinois to encourage and support students who study medicine to return to their rural communities and address the health care needs of Native Americans and their communities.

Zero Waste Conference Coming to Humboldt State »

Humboldt State’s 2018 Zero Waste Conference will feature a week of food, workshops, speakers, documentaries, panels and more, seeking to “Redefine Waste in an Age of Capitalism.”

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Faculty Stephen Jenkins, Religious Studies:

Professor Stephen Jenkins gave three presentations in Thailand and Singapore this month: “How the West Misunderstood Buddhism and the Implications for Contemporary Buddhist Cultures,” Mahachula Buddhist University, Wat Suan Doc, Chiang Mai; “On the Deep Roots of Pure land Buddhism in the Early Pāli Texts,” Yale/National University of Singapore; and “Deities and Divine Birth in Buddhism,” [Three day Seminar], Mahidol University, Bangkok.

Faculty Alison Holmes, International Studies:

International Studies Program Leader, Alison Holmes, attended an invitational transatlantic leadership network conference in Seattle WA called the British American Project. She was recognized for her service on both sides of the Atlantic since her first conference in 1996 as the only member to have served on both sides – as chair of the UK and a member of the US Executive.

Faculty Joshua Frye, Leslie Rossman, Communication:

Joshua J. Frye was on the Convention Planning Team for the 104th annual National Communication Association held November 7-11 in Salt Lake City, Utah. With the help of his colleague Dr. Kristen Blinne from SUNY, Joshua coordinated a full week of programming consisting of over 15 sessions, Chaired 3 sessions himself, and along with colleague Dr. Leslie Rossman (Communication, HSU) presented work in progress during a virtual food seminar on social media influencers who are Instagram foodies.

Faculty Vincent Biondo, Religious Studies:

Associate Professor Vincent Biondo travelled to Toronto to present the paper “Faith and History: The Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith for the 21st Century,” at the 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Student Isabel N. Contreras, Jenna Bader, Patricia DuRant, Lonny Grafman, Environmental Resources Engineering:

Peer-reviewed journal article published in the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (Vol 13 No 2).

“An Analysis of Recycling High Density Polyethylene with Limited Resources”


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Alison Ruth Holmes International Studies

International Studies alums joined Program Leader, Alison Holmes, in Seattle last week for a quick catch up and to connect with colleagues in the city.