Forests For All participants examine fungi during a hike in November.

Forests for All Program Connects Community with the Outdoors

Underserved community members have new opportunities to explore the outdoors through a collaboration between Redwood National and State Parks and Cal Poly Humboldt's Center Activities Department.

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A selection of this year's book covers from the Cal Poly Humboldt Press.

University Press Spotlights Hundreds of Authors

The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt is proud to support the 600+ authors who published on the Humboldt Digital Commons platform — which publishes and promotes research and creative works — in 2022.

Cal Poly Humboldt students gather in front of the Library to showcase flags from more than a dozen countries for Internal Education Week’s Welcome Ceremony and Flag Parade.

International Education Week Spotlights Global Diversity and Careers Abroad

In honor of its commitment to more sustainable, just, and diverse futures, Cal Poly Humboldt is kicking off the 24th International Education Week (IEW) on Monday, Feb. 6.

Student athletes share words of encouragement about mental health.

#EndtheStigma Around Mental Health

To raise awareness and help end the stigma surrounding mental health for student athletes, the Cal Poly Humboldt athletic community joined Dam Worth It, a nonprofit committed to ending the stigma around mental health.

Founders Hall from the north

Spring Recital Highlights Classic and Eclectic Performances

Cal Poly Humboldt presents the “Welcome to Spring Semester” recital, an evening of wide-ranging music, with performances by faculty and alumni, on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Alumni & Donor Stories

Jennifer Keller

Mary & Foster Keller Endowment Continues to Support Students

To ease the financial burden for Cal Poly Humboldt students and honor her parents, Jennifer Keller established the Mary & Foster Keller Endowment in 2012. The endowment created the University’s first-ever Presidential Scholarship and awards student recipients $4,000 annually for four years.

Students on Founders Hall stairs

Giving Inspires Giving

Sherman Schapiro (‘86, Environmental Systems) is proof that giving inspires giving.

Kari Marie Norgaard

Humboldt Ties Remain Strong for Prominent Alumna

Kari Marie Norgaard (‘92, Biology) got more than she expected out of Cal Poly Humboldt.

Munther Family

A Family of Lumberjacks Through and Through

Her mother and father. Her sister. Her brother. Her other sister. Her sister’s husband. Her cousin. Her niece.And the list goes on.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Dr. Silvia Pavan received a grant from the National Science Foundation to implement a project that will digitize and georeference Cal Poly Humboldt’s mammal collection. The project will be part of a…
Erik Jules (Biological Sciences) published a paper with ten Humboldt student co-authors in the American Journal of Botany ( The study -- titled "Genotype accounts for…
Professor Alison Holmes (INTL) has been invited to be on the international steering committee of a European Commission Jean Monnet grant hosted by George Washington University. The three-year grant…
Dr. Meenal Rana, along with Michigan State University and University of Michigan colleagues, guest edited the special issue of Research in Human Development (Issue Title: College Women of Color, CWOC…
Dr. Aaron Gregory presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) in Cholula, Mexico (December, 2022). His panel, Abysmal Infrastructures:…

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