Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Humboldt State University celebrated the graduation of more than 1,900 students in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl.

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State-of-the-art Ocean Chemistry Monitoring Comes to Humboldt Bay »

Humboldt Bay is now home to one of the most advanced ocean chemistry monitoring instruments in the world.

Electric Vehicle Charging Available at HSU »

Humboldt State University recently unveiled its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station, located next to the Schatz Energy Research Center’s “West Wing” addition.

Students Win Top Awards at CSU Research Competition »

HSU students took home awards at the 32nd Annual California State University Student Research Competition at CSU Sacramento.

Latest Achievements » all achievements

Faculty Professor Marissa O'Neill, Social Work:

Professor Marissa O’Neill published in May 2018 Journal of Public Child Welfare: “IV-E or not IV-E, that is the question: comparisons of BSW Child Welfare Scholars and matched trainee confidence and retention”


Our longitudinal study examined the effectiveness of BSW IVE Scholar training compared with a matched cohort of traditionally trained employees. The BSW IV-E Scholars felt significantly more prepared than their traditionally-trained coworkers. BSW IV-E Scholars were significant investment of training dollars for IV-E at the Federal, state, and local levels.

Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15548732.2018.1444531

Faculty Professor Jen Maguire, Social Work:

Professor Jen Maguire recent panelist for the Assembly Committee hearing on Campus Climate

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the California State Capitol, HSU Department of Social Work Professor Jen Maguire served as a panelist for the Assembly Select Committee hearing on Campus Climate.

The hearing, chaired by Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber, included input from California Community Colleges, CSUs, and UCs advocating for college student basic needs and a Q&A;with the Legislators.

Student Dominique Birdsong, Art:

Graduating senior and Honors Painting participant Dominique Birdsong, was selected by her painting professors, Teresa Stanley and Gina Tuzzi, to participate in the 10th Annual Art of Painting Conference and Exhibit at John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California in March. The exhibit featured the work of 20 top young college student painters from across the state. The exhibit and conference is geared towards nurturing dialog on contemporary painting and fostering interaction between young artists and established professionals in the field. A full-color catalog featuring Dominique’s work, as well the work of other top students, was produced.

Student Dominique Birdsong, Art:

Graduating senior and Honors Painting participant Dominique Birdsong, has been accepted into the MFA program at the Royal College of Art in London, England. The Royal College of Art offers postgraduate degrees to students from over 60 countries and is considered to be the world’s leading art and design university, according to a recent international survey. It has also been consistently placed first in the OS World University Rankings. Dominique was accepted into the program through a highly competitive selection process, submitting paintings from her “Trapped” series, paintings that explore issues of identity and loss. You can see more of her work at Birdaydesign.com.

Faculty Sarah Jaquette Ray, Environmental Studies:

Dr. Ray has been invited to speak on “Coming of Age at the End of the World: Eco-grief and the Climate Generation,” at UC-Santa Barbara on June 1.

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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