Study Counts more than Half a Million Shorebirds, Highlighting Importance of Humboldt Bay

A new study shows Humboldt Bay to be one of the key sites in the western hemisphere for dozens of species of shorebird including western sandpiper, marbled godwit, and long-billed curlew.

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Five-time Grammy Nominated Pianist Ursula Oppens to Perform at HSU »

Humboldt State University’s Department of Music is presenting a special solo piano recital featuring the legendary American pianist Ursula Oppens on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall. Her performance is part of a three-day residency at HSU, where she’ll work with students and offer a free public piano master class on Sept. 27, noon – 2 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Job Hunting? Say Hello to Handshake »

The process of finding jobs and networking with potential employers is now easier for Humboldt State students and alumni with HSU Handshake, a career development platform used by hundreds of universities nationwide.

Otters Everywhere: Countywide Art and Science Project Begins »

Local river otters will be getting some colorful cousins in the next couple years.

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Student Amy Beltran, Sammi Stowe, and Dr. Troy Lescher, Theatre, Film & Dance:

Amy Beltrán (Theatre major), Sammi Stowe (Theatre major), and Dr. Troy Lescher (TFD) researched, edited, and published the “Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2018” report in the June 2018 edition of Theatre Journal [Association of Theatre in Higher Education].

Faculty Dan Aldag, Music:

Dan Aldag has had two of his arrangements for jazz band published by Really Good Music. The arrangements are “Shimmer”, composed by Allison Miller, and “Smack Dab”, composed by Bobby Previte. Both compositions were originally written for small jazz groups and have been arranged for big band by Aldag.

Faculty Mark Colwell, Elizabeth Feucht, Wildlife:

Mark Colwell and Lizzie Feucht published a paper (Aug 2018) in Wader Study, an international journal dedicated to the ecology and conservation of shorebirds. Their work shows that Humboldt Bay hosts half a million shorebirds during spring migration alone! This information will be used to increase recognition of the bay under the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.

Faculty Peter Alstone, Environmental Resources Engineering:

Dr. Alstone presented the results of a multi-year study of grid flexibility to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy “Summer Study 2018” conference in Pacific Grove, California.

The conference paper is titled, “Integrating Demand Response and Distributed Resources in Planning for Large-scale Renewable Energy Integration.”

You can download the paper at: http://aceee.org/files/proceedings/2018/

Faculty Jared D. Larson, Politics:

Jared D. Larson has just returned from the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemporary Studies, of which he was co-organizer of the tri-lingual academic program, held at the School of Law of the University of Barcelona (5-7 Sept). Jared was the sole presenter of a co-authored paper (with Dr. Juliette Tolay of Penn State-Harrisburg) entitled “The Comparative Politics of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment: The Curious Cases of Spain, Portugal and Turkey.”

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INRSEP/CNRS Scientific Research Symposium INRSEP/CNRS

Please join us for next week’s INRSEP/CNRS Undergraduate Scientific Research Symposium on 9/28, 12-4PM, HSU Library-2nd Floor. Open to all!