Latest Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff

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January, 2022

Stephen Cunha, Geography

Emeritus Professor Stephen Cunha’s: A Narrow Escape from the Tajik Pamir (Geographical Bulletin 62A, Iss. 2), documents surviving attempted murder and gunshot wounds incurred during 1992 geographical fieldwork in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. Trauma aside, the decade-long project resulted in the Tajik National Park in 1992 (enlarged in 2005) and the Mountains of the Pamir World Heritage Site in 2013. The Postscript presents lessons learned that apply to field work everywhere.

Gregg J. Gold, Psychology

Gregg Gold along with co-authors from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCSF School of Medicine published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) titled “Calling Out Aversive Racism in Academic Medicine.” The NEJM (impact factor 91.245) is “the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world. More than a million people from nearly every country read NEJM in print and online each week.” The online version with a link to a podcast with the corresponding author and the editor of the journal can be found here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2112913, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2112913.

James F. Woglom, Art

Jim Woglom and his longtime collaborator, Stephanie Jones, have a new comic-based article regarding persistence in creative, justice-oriented teacher preparation during tough times, titled "The Pep Talk: Today We Do The Work" in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, available here:
https://b3ca520d-1d69-43db-b4c9-e10c44db287f.filesusr.com/ugd/fc8af1_f0…

Nicole Jean Hill, Art

"Lora Webb Nichols-Encampment, Wyoming"
2021
Edited by Nicole Jean Hill / Texts by Nancy F. Anderson, Nicole Jean Hill / Design Hans Gremmen /

Shortlist Rencontres D’arles Book Awards 2021, Historical Book Award / Time Magazine Book of the Year / Best of 2021 El País / The Guardian best of the Year / Honorable Mention 2020 Favorite Books PhotoEye (Awoiska vd Molen) / Best of 2020 Photobookstore (Emilie Lauriola + Martin Amis) / Best of 2020 Deadbeat Club (Chris McCall) / Best Dutch Book Design / Favorite Book of 2021 PhotoEye (Ed Templeton + Kim Beil) / Best of 2021 Photobookstore (11 nominations) Best of 2021 Deadbeat Club (4 nominations)
https://time.com/6130685/best-photobooks-2021/

Nicole Jean Hill, Art

Nicole Jean Hill's book that she curated and edited made the best 2021 Photography books of 2021 for these three publications:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/dec/22/pandemic-park-life…

https://www.wired.com/gallery/best-photography-books-2021/

https://time.com/6130685/best-photobooks-2021/

December, 2021

Diana Oliver,

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Dr. Hunter Harrill, Forestry, Fire, & Rangeland Management

Hunter Harrill (Forestry) was part of an international team of authors who recently published and article "Advances in Cable Yarding: A Review of Recent Developments in Skyline Carriage Technology," in the Journal of Current Forestry Reports.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-021-00150-x

Allison Huysman and Matt Johnson, Wildlife

Former graduate student Allison Huysman and advisor Matt Johnson (wildlife) published a paper in Ecology & Evolution. The paper documents how barn owls responded to wildfires in Napa Valley.
https://wildlife.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/johnson/pdf/huysman_j…

Emily Ord, Physics & Astronomy

Emily Ord ('21) was presented with the "Best Poster Award" by the American Physical Society (APS) for a presentation given at the 2021 APS Far West Section Meeting that was held in October. Emily presented research work done in collaboration with our partner institution IUPUI that focuses on developing an experiment to measure the Newtonian gravitational constant, G, at the 2ppm level (G is the least well-known fundamental constant of nature).

Loren Collins, Center for Community Based Learning

Loren Collins, Faculty Support Coordinator for the Center for Community Based Learning, successfully earned a credential in Supporting Engaged Faculty Development through Campus Compact's Community Engagement Professional Credentialing Program. He earned this distinction by demonstrating your competency to effectively support and facilitate professional development related to community-engaged learning and research.

Mark Hemphill-Haley, Geology

Mark Hemphill-Haley is a co-author of an article in the New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics (Morris et al., 2021, Evaluating 9 m of near-surface transpressional displacement during the Mw 7.8 2016 Kaikōura earthquake: re-excavation of a pre-earthquake paleoseismic trench, Kekerengu Fault, New
Zealand). https://doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2021.1954958

Jeff Kane, Forestry, Fire, & Rangeland Management

Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources) received the "Most Outstanding Associate Editor" award for his work with the international journal "Fire Ecology". The award was presented during the 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress held last week.

Jeff has served as an Associate Editor for the journal "Fire Ecology" since 2015.

Madeleine Lopez, Sean Lindley, Heather Rickard, and Kelsey Fletterick, Forestry, Fire, & Rangeland Management

Graduate students Madeleine Lopez, Sean Lindley, and Heather Rickard (Forestry and Wildland Resources) and undergraduate student Kelsey Fletterick (Environmental Science and Management) all presented research at the 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress that was held virtually Nov. 30th-Dec. 3rd, 2021.

David Greene and Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources) organized and presented their research as part of a special session entitled "Frontiers of post-fire regeneration in a rapidly changing landscape".

Hunter Harrill, Forestry, Fire, & Rangeland Management

Dr. Hunter Harrill (Forestry) was invited to the USFS Rogue River-Siskiyou Forest Leadership Team meeting, on November 23rd to give a guest presentation entitled "An Introduction to Tethered Harvesting Systems."

November, 2021

Loren Cannon, Philosophy

Dr. Loren Cannon's book, "The Politicization of Trans Identity: An Analysis of Backlash, Scapegoating, and Dog-Whistling from Obergefell to Bostock," will soon be available from Rowman and Littlefield Press.

From a reviewer, "Cannon’s writing is lucid, passionate, and politically grounded. And the book is a glowing example of engaged philosophy at its finest."

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793623812/The-Politicization-of-Trans-Ident…

AmyK Conley, Education

Dr. AmyK Conley published "Imagining the Future of California Literacy Instruction " in the September issue of California English.

Sara K Sterner, Education

Sara K. Sterner (Education) was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Children's Literature Assembly Board. The Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English is a professional community of children’s literature enthusiasts who advocate the centrality of literature in children’s academic and personal lives.

Brian Buchanan and Jo Archibald, Environmental Resources Engineering

ERE lecturers Dr. Brian Buchanan and Dr. Jo Archibald, along with colleagues working in the New York Hudson River watershed, published a paper on using machine learning to identify stream barriers.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479721020144

Chris Aberson, Psychology

Chris Aberson, along with Academic Research M.A. graduates Latisha Jett-Dias and James Clifton recently published a paper titled Contact, Threat, and Attitudes toward Same-sex Marriage and its Beneficiaries in the Journal of GLBT Family Studies. The work addresses how well Intergroup Contact Theory and Intergroup Threat Theory, two theories primarily based in race and ethnicity, predict attitudes toward Gay and Lesbian people. A preprint of the paper can be found here https://osf.io/ygrkq/

Brooks Estes, Matt Johnson, Wildlife

Former Environment & Community Master's student Brooks Estes and her advisor Dr. Matt Johnson (Wildlife) recently published a paper in the journal California Fish and Wildlife about winegrape growers' environmental values. URL: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=195584&inline

Mindy Fattig, Education

https://hcoe.org/2021/11/selpa-administrator-accepts-statewide-position/

Current HSU Faculty Mindy Fattig and HSU Alumni ( previous name- Melinda DeSchryver Class of ‘95).

Zachary Erickson, Kevin Boston, Pascal Berrill, Mike Dockry (UMN), Forestry, Fire, & Rangeland Management

Forestry MS student Zack Erickson gave an oral presentation at the prestigeous National Conference for the Society of American Foresters, entitled "Integrating Ways of Knowing: Utilizing Tribal Management Perspective to Guide Modern Silvicultural Methods in Cooperative Forest Management." His thesis committee co-authored the talk: HSU faculty Prof. Pascal Berrill, Dr. Kevin Boston, and UMN professor of Tribal and Indigenous Natural Resource Management Dr. Michael Dockry.

Dr. Hunter Harrill, Forestry, Fire, & Rangeland Management

Dr. Hunter Harrill was the moderator of a panel session entitled "What We Will Be Building With In The Future," at the 112th Annual Pacific Logging Congress, held in Indian Wells, CA from November 8-10th, 2021.

Sara Jaye Hart, Religious Studies

Dr. Hart's new article "This Veterans Day, the Centennial of the Unknown Soldier, Skip the Platitudes and Talk to a Veteran," is the lead story this week on Religion Dispatches: .

Mark Henderson / Andre Buchheister, Fisheries Biology

Dr. Mark Henderson and Dr. Andre Buchheister received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support research into deep-sea corals and sponges (DSCS). The project will compare species distribution models for DSCS that are associated with commercially important fishes, and assess suitable DSCS habitat inside and outside protected waters in southern California. Results will provide information on where DSCS may be occurring, and may point to areas that are important to fisheries and the greater ecosystem due to the known connection between DSCS and commercial fish.

Former graduate student Nissa Kreidler will be a project collaborator.