Humboldt State Asked to Plan for Consideration to Be State’s Third Polytechnic

The California State University has asked Humboldt State University to undertake a self-study toward becoming designated a polytechnic.

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Student’s BLM Artwork Shines in National Spotlight »

This October, Humboldt State senior Melanie Zhao was named a winner in Zumiez' "Stand Up Campaign," a nationwide contest for activism in the arts.

Minecraft: Humboldt State Edition »

In a higher education landscape that’s largely gone virtual in response to the global pandemic, the HSU community has a new option: exploring the Humboldt State campus in the digital world of Minecraft.

Students May Be at More at Risk for Hunger and Homelessness During COVID-19 »

As the COVID-19 pandemic bears down on the country for a 10th consecutive month, college students are facing even greater challenges in meeting their basic needs.

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Faculty Jared D. Larson, Politics:

Shortly after the recent presidential elections in the U.S., Dr. Larson was interviewed for a “conversatorio” on Qué Vaina, a media group by and for Venezuelans in Europe. The interview was done in Spanish and viewed at the following link:

Faculty Shannon Morago, Education:

Shannon Morago, lecturer in the School of Education, has published a chapter entitled “Learner-Centered Facilitation in Lesson Study Groups” in the book Stepping up Lesson Study: An Educator’s Guide to Deeper Learning.

Faculty Matthew Derrick, Geography:

Matthew Derrick, chair of the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Analysis, published an article titled “Beyond the Territorial Trap? The Geographic Examination of Sovereignty” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Geography, Politics, and Society.

Faculty Kerri J. Malloy, Native American Studies:

Kerri J. Malloy, Lecturer, Native American Studies, presented his lecture “Reflections of the Past in the Present: Landscape, People, and Narrative,” as part of the Evening with an Expert speaker series at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum in Ocotillo, California (November 14, 2020)..

Faculty David Ellerd and Bernie Levy, Education:

The Special Education Teacher Residency Program, which provides funding for teacher residency completing their Education Specialist credential, has been featured in the webinar and report form the Learning Policy Institute “Closing California’s Opportunity Gap: Ensuring All Students Have Access to Fully Prepared Teachers.” The program is a collaboration between the HSU School of Education and the Humboldt County Office of Education. The program at HSU led by professor David Ellerd and program coordinator Bernie Levy.

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Eureka Times-Standard (Nov 2020) - ‘A game changer’: Humboldt State ponders becoming third Cal Poly »

“Designation and recognition of HSU as a polytechnic university would make your campus increasingly attractive to students from around California and beyond, creating a robust and stable student body at the undergraduate and graduate levels,” CSU chancellor Timothy White wrote in a letter dated Friday to HSU president Tom Jackson.

Observer Reporter (Nov 2020) - Political Experts Weigh in on 2020 Election in Cal U. Forum »

Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney weighs in on polls, which she believes underrepresent rural voters.

The World (Nov 2020) - ‘A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety’: Coping Strategies for Young Activists »

Climate change is disrupting lives and causing deep anxiety, especially for the young people organizing to address it. A new book lays out strategies to help Generation Z activists address climate-fueled anxieties and envision a resilient future.

Energy Central (Nov 2020) - Should PG&E revamp its transmission system or embrace microgrids? »

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority, a coalition of local governments in and around Humboldt county, has decided to build a new micro-grid. The coalition is collaborating with the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University to make it happen.

My Fitness Pal Blog (Nov 2020) - Why Cycling Makes Walking Easier as We Age »

Researchers at Humboldt State University noted that declined walking performance is a key determinant of chronic disease and premature death among older adults.

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Stephanie Steffen Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Seminar – Dr. Jennifer Deitloff, Lock Haven University will present “Engaging in herpetological research at a primarily undergraduate institution”.

Deitloff is an evolutionary ecologist who is interested in how ecological processes and sexual selection lead to the evolution of complex phenotypic traits, and examines these topics primarily in amphibians and reptiles. Deitloff work at a primarily undergraduate state university, Lock Haven University, so much of their research is driven by student interest and locally abundant species. Deitloff loves engaging in research with undergraduates and helping them to develop their early skills in scientific curiosity and discovery.

Friday, November 13, 2020
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