HSU’s Class of 2017: We’re Proud of You!

More than 1,700 graduates celebrated their big moment with family, friends, faculty, and staff on Saturday, May 13.

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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.

HSU Students Win Top Awards at CSU Research Competition »

HSU students took home first and second place awards at the 31st Annual California State University Student Research Competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Lori Dengler Honored for Contributions to California Tsunami and Seismic Safety »

For her exceptional leadership as a scientist, writer, educator, communicator and advocate of tsunami research and preparedness, the Seismological Society of America (SSA) honors Lori Dengler with the 2017 Frank Press Public Service Award.

Power of Print: Journal Gives Students a Voice of Their Own »

Watching a grandmother’s birthday party via Skype seems like a quotidian action. Not to HSU student Marissa Lisette Sánchez, who writes: Lo que no saben es lo especial que mi abuelita es para mí (“They do not know how special my grandmother is to me”).

Historical Look at a Steel Industry Giant »

Humboldt State University Press is pleased to announce its newest publication, “American Prometheus: Carnegie’s Captain, Bill Jones,” a historical memoir of Captain Bill Jones, whose inventions and innovations transformed America’s steelmaking industry.

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Staff Michae Le, Office of Institutional Effectiveness:

Michael Le, Research Associate in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is an invited panelist at the 57th annual conference for the Association for Institutional Research held May 30 to June 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The Forum is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals in institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning and related fields. Learn more at: http://forum.airweb.org/2017

Faculty Leena Dallasheh, History:

Dr. Dallasheh was invited to present a paper at UC Berkeley, entitled “Early Encounters, Future Possibilities.” Dallasheh’s paper explored the ways Palestinians continue to negotiate their status with the Israeli State based on their experience during the early years of their incorporation with the state. This panel was a part of a series of panels organized contemporaneously at the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, “6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time.”

Faculty Brandon Browne, Lucy Kerhoulas, Marissa Ramsier, Tessa Pitre, Multiple Departments:

During each Spring semester, the HSU Emeritus & Retired Faculty Association issues a Call for Applications for cash awards to support the professional development of junior faculty—lecturers and tenure track—who have demonstrated outstanding promise. This year’s winners of this award are:

Brandon Browne, Associate Professor of Geology, is doing research on cone volcanoes in California’s Sierra Nevada. He will use his award to cover the cost of gathering and chemically analyzing rock samples. An undergraduate student will use these samples to write his undergraduate thesis and they will also form a part of a grant proposal that Brown is submitting to the National Science Foundation.

Lucy Kerhoulas, Assistant Professor in the Forestry and Wildland Resources Department. She is studying the Sonoma tree vole at the Schatz Tree Farm in Maple Creek. She will use her award for canopy research equipment—for special harnesses and ropes that will enable her to climb the Douglas fir trees where these small mammals live.

Marissa Ramsier, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, who will use her award to purchase materials for a bioarchaeology project in Poland. The aim of the project is to learn more about the diet, migration, and health in an early Medieval Prussian population in Poland. She will use her funds to purchase disposable materials and for the processing of isotope samples.

Tessa Pitre, lecturer in two departments: English and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. She received an award to enable her to present a paper at the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio.

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Free Business Workshop All Campus

Learn how to understand government solicitations and how to write successful proposals. Appropriate for small biz owners, biz students & nonprofits. http://www.eurekaready.eventbrite.com

Academic Receptions All Campus

Academic departments will host receptions at various locations, following the Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13. “Follow this link”:https://commencement.humboldt.edu/receptions for a list of times and locations. 

University Senate Reception - May 9 Academic Senate

End-of-the-year thank you to University Senators for their service. ERFA Faculty Awards presented. All are welcome. Baywood Golf Club 4:30-6:30 p.m.