With an eye on a warming planet and the North Coast’s future, Cal Poly Humboldt is turning its attention groundward with a new project designed to create a more resilient landscape in the face of climate change.
In a unique fusion of music and poetry, Cal Poly Humboldt is hosting “Sana, Sana: Hope and Healing for Latinx Communities in Times of Precarity.” The free performance on Sunday, April 24 is inspired by a poetry contest on the theme of hope and healing in Latinx communities.
The roots and branches of cannabis research extend well beyond its traditional beds of botany and social justice, spreading tendrils to settler colonialism, global capitalism, and environmental stewardship. This was the impetus behind a book edited by the co-directors of Cal Poly Humboldt’s Humboldt institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research.
Eileen Cashman (professor of Environmental Resources Engineering), Nichole Muñoz-Murillo (deputy legislative secretary in the Office of Governor Newsom), Jason Ramos (Tribal council member for Blue Lake Rancheria), and Gary Rynearson (instructor of Forestry) were honored for their meritorious contributions to the University and community.
Lessons of resilience. Engagement between student and faculty in the classroom. Dreams of freedom and of confinement in the era of Japanese incarceration. Three powerful talks by winners of the 2021-21 Distinguished Faculty Awards.
The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has appointed Jolene Koester, Ph.D., to serve as interim chancellor. This marks a return to the CSU for Koester who previously served as president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) from 2000-2011. She succeeds Dr. Joseph I. Castro who resigned as chancellor on February 17, 2022.
The School of Dance, Music and Theatre at Cal Poly Humboldt presents the Humboldt County premiere of the musical comedy "Something Rotten!" with book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winners Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick. The musical opens March 25 at 7:30 p.m.in the Van Duzer Theatre and runs for two weekends.
Telehealth has proven to be an essential tool for helping students stay connected with healthcare providers during the pandemic. To continue supporting the health and wellbeing of students, Cal Poly Humboldt has added a supplemental telehealth service called TimelyCare.
Cal Poly Humboldt will confer an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to local philanthropist and hero Betty Kwan Chinn at this May’s Commencement ceremony. Chinn will be the first recipient of an honorary degree from Cal Poly Humboldt and one of only 13 in the University’s history.
As a young student, Jennifer Kho (‘99, Journalism) jumped straight into the deep end at The Lumberjack, Humboldt’s student newspaper, where one assignment after another led her off campus and into the community.
Now in its eighth year, the Library's Humboldt Authors Celebration, which showcases the published work of diverse University authors, honors the achievements and expertise of students, faculty (current and emeritus), staff, and alumni.
The systemic effects of aversive racism––characterized as racist tendencies despite the endorsement of egalitarian values––is prevalent in academic medicine, impeding diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This is according to new research by Cal Poly Humboldt Psychology Professor Gregg Gold and physicians at UCLA and UC San Francisco medical schools.
Visual and performing arts students often apply what they learn. Their projects include everything from producing a film on campus (pictured) to working on the set of a new feature movie–one of the perks of living in an area that often attracts major film producers.