Forestry students Destiny Rivera and Jacob Adelman establish a forest carbon sample plot in Jacoby Creek forest.

Forest May Hold Key to Climate-resilient Future

A team of Cal Poly Humboldt staff, faculty, and students is looking at one way of helping the planet breathe better and, perhaps, reduce global warming. 

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Enrollment is up at Cal Poly Humboldt for Fall 2022

With a total enrollment of 5,858, Cal Poly Humboldt surpassed Fall 2021 overall enrollment by 119 students. This is the first time since fall 2015 that a fall semester was larger than the previous fall semester.

The Klamath Mountains

The Story of the Klamath Mountains

Few know just how unique the Klamath Mountains are. But a new book, co-edited by Cal Poly Humboldt alumni Michael Kauffmann and Justin Garwood, illustrates the rich biodiversity and fascinating geology of the range.

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Announcing Cal Poly Humboldt’s 2022-23 Budget

Cal Poly Humboldt recently published the 2022-23 annual budget. During the 2022-23 academic year, the University will be focused on the following planning efforts in collaboration with many campus partners:

Lois Risling

Bear Witness to Conversations on Altruism with Local Leaders

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Altruistic Behavior Institute, which began as the home for Sam and Pearl Oliner’s pioneering research on characteristics of people who rescued Jews and other persecuted people during the Holocaust, will turn 40 this year.

Alumni & Donor Stories

Jacob Furgatch

Giving and Going Back to Humboldt

To Jacob Furgatch (‘82, Nursing), graduating from the Nursing program at Humboldt was about more than getting a bachelor’s degree. His Humboldt experience became the foundation for everything that came after – his wife, family, and a successful career.

Headshot of alumnus and artist Felix Quintana

The Picture of Success

Felix Quintana (‘14, Art), whose art has been gaining significant attention, says Humboldt was a huge influence on his artistic development and an important part of his life experience.

Dave Shaffer (right) and Robin Smith (left)

First Endowed Professorship at Cal Poly Humboldt

Inspired by the Cal Poly Humboldt professors who played pivotal roles in his life, Dave Shaffer (‘67, Psychology, ‘68 M.A., Psychology) has made a generous gift that will support a Psychology faculty member. 

Katrina “Katie” S. Hagen

Looking out for California Workers

Katrina “Katie” S. Hagen (’94, Political Science and French) says no one knows what she does.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Kathleen Brewer (M.A., 2013) and Dr. Mary Gruber (Emerita Professor) published their peer-reviewed Professional manual for the Parent Reaction to Autism Diagnosis Scales (PRADS-2) with guidance…
Despite having expertise, student voices have typically been left out of faculty professional development literature. The purpose of this study was to center college student voices around perceptions…
Mary Lipiec, graduate M.A. student in English, presented at the SPARK conference in New York City. Mary is researching representations of  autism in literature for the culminating M.A. project in…
Theatre Professor L. Rae Robison is a contributor to the new Routledge publication of Masking in Pandemic U.S.: Beliefs and Practices of Containment and Connection by Urmila Mohan. This…
In an effort to address California's daunting wildfire challenges, Dr. Jeffrey Kane and the Humboldt Fire Resilience Institute recently acquired a $500,000 Cal Fire Workforce Development Grant.…

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