Micaela Szykman Gunther, Wildlife professor, and undergraduate and graduate students are conducting a study that will help determine whether electronic detection of elk along North Coast highways will help protect elk, as well as human drivers.

New Study Aims to Protect Elk on Roadways with Collar-Activated Signs

A Cal Poly Humboldt study underway will help determine whether electronic detection of elk along North Coast highways will help protect elk, as well as human drivers.

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Robert Benson, Burning Along The River, 2023, Salvaged Old Growth Redwood, Oil Paint, Fire

Tintah: Amongst The Trails, Robert Benson's Redwood Sculptures and Watercolor Studies

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents Tintah: Amongst The Trails, works in wood and works on paper by Robert Benson. The exhibition runs Oct. 5-Dec. 2.

Students and a professor study burning material in the Cal Poly Humboldt Fire Lab

Fighting Fires with Fire Science [VIDEO]

The news has been inescapable: wildfires in California and across the West have become larger, more severe, more destructive, and more deadly. Historical fire suppression and forest practices, coupled with climate change, have created an unavoidable problem.


Cal Poly Humboldt Rethinks Academic Notice

Cal Poly Humboldt has recently begun the process to rename Academic Probation to Academic Notice, which intends to help struggling students by avoiding negative connotations with a punitive name.

Founders Hall wide angle

Humboldt One of the Top Public Schools in the West, According to U.S. News & World Report

Cal Poly Humboldt is ranked as the 15th top public school in the west, and is 32nd out of 120 public and private schools in the region, according to the 2023-2024 Best Colleges annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

Alumni & Donor Stories

A photo of Craig Vejvoda, Virgil Moorehead, and Dan Phillips, who each gifted $50,000 to the Cal Poly Humboldt Wrestling Club, building upon the University's wrestling legacy.

Building a Strong Future for Cal Poly Humboldt's Wrestling Program

“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” This saying is known to everyone who’s hit the mat and wrestled at one point or time. For Virgil Moorehead (‘83, Education), Craig Vejvoda (‘80, Business Administration), and Dan Phillips (‘91, Business and Computer Information Systems), who were members of the Humboldt wrestling community, it’s true.

A photo of Jade Takimoto-Soriano

Building Inclusivity in the Video Game Industry

Playing video games was always a way for Jade Takimoto-Soriano ('16, International Studies) and her family to connect and spend time together. Her love for video games has come full circle as she is now the recruiter of diversity and Inclusion at Bad Robot Games, a video game company founded by renowned filmmaker J.J. Abrams, who made films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible, and Star Trek.

A photo of Joyce West, who created a $150K scholarship endowment for Humboldt basketball players.

Real-Estate Gift Creates $150K Scholarship Endowment for Humboldt Basketball Players

Through the proceeds of a real estate transaction, real estate agent Joyce West and her friend Pamela Kelley created the Pamela J. Kelley and Joyce M. West Scholarship Endowment for scholarships to Cal Poly Humboldt basketball players.

A photo (Clockwise from top left) of Humboldt Alumni Scholarship recipients Jacob Goodbrod, Alexis Fierro, Olivia Rink, and Benjamin Osborne.

Humboldt Alumni Scholarship Empowers Students to Achieve Academic Dreams

The Humboldt Alumni Scholarship is a testament to the dedication of Cal Poly Humboldt's alumni in supporting current students.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Professor Alison Holmes (PSCI) has been awarded a 'Love Of Learning' scholarship from the honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. Designed to help students pursue continuing education opportunities, Holmes…
Dr. Nino Dzotsenidze (Research Analyst, California Center for Rural Policy) co-authored an article titled, “Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19: Emotional Challenges, Coping, and Implications for Asian…
Dr. Troy Lescher and student Evan Pierce recently published the “Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2023” report for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education [ATHE].
Dr. Paul Michael L. Atienza gave the keynote address at the First Summer Fellowship Program (FSFP) for incoming Cal State University Mellon Mays Undergraduate  fellows (MMUF) earlier in the summer.…
Dr. Maria Gonzalez, Higher Educational Initiatives, received a grant from the US Department of Education Title V DHSI project entitled: Caminar Juntos (Walking Together), a…

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