Ka'ila Farrell-Smith at the Land Back exhibit.

LAND BACK: Artwork of Ka'ila Farrell-Smith

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents LAND BACK: Artwork of Ka'ila Farrell-Smith, a visual artist, writer and activist located in Modoc Point, Oregon. Featuring paintings and traditional Indigenous art practices, she explores the space between the Indigenous and western paradigms.

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 Wildlife student Tegan Alberts holds a coyote skull from the Vertebrate Museum collection.

An Ambitious Project to Digitize and Georeference Humboldt’s Vertebrate Museum

If you’ve walked around the physical sciences buildings at Cal Poly Humboldt, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the sperm whale skull that sits on the plaza in front of Science C.

Conduct in Men’s Basketball Being Investigated

Cal Poly Humboldt has broadened its investigation into reports of mistreatment of players as well as other misconduct within its intercollegiate men’s basketball program.

Wild blueberries study

Study Suggests Wild Blueberries Help Burn Fat

The berries have long been hailed as a superfood—while they’re known for a plethora of health benefits, new research proves this superfruit could help burn fat during exercise. 

Journalism students at a college media conference

Journalism Students Rake in 31 College Media Awards

El Leñador, Cal Poly Humboldt’s monthly bilingual student publication, won a First Place Best of Show award at the 2023 Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Spring National College Media Conference in San Francisco in March.

Alumni & Donor Stories

Rick Gardner sitting on a bench.

Alum Creates a New Mentorship Path for Students

Rick Gardner (‘65, Psychology) remembers the day he was accepted into Cal Poly Humboldt. “I opened the mailbox and saw the letter from Humboldt. When I opened it, I went running to my parents to show

Martin Arata in Spain

Building a 16th-Century Basque Whaling Boat, the Old Way

Cal Poly Humboldt graduate Martin Arata’s (‘74, Industrial Arts) career studies have taken him all over the world, most recently to a small shipbuilding school in northeast Spain, where he’s spent time over the past several years helping an international team rebuild the San Juan whaleship, a 500-year-old Basque whaling boat.

Photo of Dr. Peter Lehman speaking at the 1913 Legacy Luncheon on March 2, 2023

Event Honors Humboldt Legacy Donors

Cal Poly Humboldt legacy donors gathered Thursday, March 2 at Baywood Golf & Country Club for the inaugural 1913 Legacy Society luncheon, a celebration of those who have designated Humboldt in

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.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Student Phoebe Hughes had a work accepted into the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Illustration West 61 exhibition. The drawing, Trash Griffins, was created in Fall 2022's ART 321:…
Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza was an invited discussant to a sponsored panel on LGBT Rights in Southeast Asia at the 2023 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference (March 16-19) held in…
Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza was an invited participant in a two-day workshop gathering Asian/American researchers, policymakers, & community organizers working on projects and advocacy focused…
Dr. Ho Yi Wan received a grant from the CSU Agricultural Research Institute to support research on a collaborative project that will develop a viable business plan associated with mass timber…
Adams, D., Bellinger, G. (2023). Engaging Students in your Classroom through a Structured Learning Approach. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD;…

Humboldt in the News

Recognizing the expertise and achievements our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Know of a story we should consider for HSU in the News? Email us at news@humboldt.edu.