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Film students in Trinidad

Now Showing: Indie Films

Compelling films from around the world will be featured in the 55th annual Humboldt Int’l Film Festival, billed as the longest student-run film fest in the world.

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The University Singers

Poetry Set to Music: Hope and Healing in the Latinx Community

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. 

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Cal Poly Humboldt front gates

Cannabis Research Connects with Many Disciplines 

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.

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2022 winners of the President's Distinguished Service Awards

2022 President’s Distinguished Service Award

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.

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Jolene Koester

Jolene Koester Appointed Interim Chancellor of the CSU

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.

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(Left to right) Sophia Escudero as Townsperson, Jaese Lecuyer as Shakespeare, Zoe Saylor as Snug.

'Something Rotten!'—Singing, Dancing, and Over-the-top Characters

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.

Documenting the Past and Preserving the Future

Inspired by their passion for Humboldt, history, and lifelong learning, Jerry and Gisela Rohde have made a transformational gift to the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and its Osher Lifelong Learning

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Cal Poly Humboldt Expands Health Care with New Telehealth Service

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.

Renowned Local Activist Betty Chinn to Receive Honorary Doctorate

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.

It’s the Authors of Cal Poly Humboldt!

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.

Calling out Aversive Racism in Academic Medicine

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.

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New Apple TV+ Film: Cameos and Hands-on Experience for Students

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.

2021-22 Staff Recognition Awards

Much of the success of Cal Poly Humboldt depends on the dedication, experience and skill of our staff. For more than three decades, the annual Staff Recognition Awards program has recognized meritorious staff members at Humboldt. Congratulations to the 2021-22 award recipients! Read more about the recipients.