Cnrs

May, 2022

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Meet the Class of 2022!

Cal Poly Humboldt celebrated the graduation of more than 1,250 students who participated in three ceremonies in Redwood Bowl on Saturday.
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Cal Poly Humboldt student Katie Miller, Health Educator Ravin Craig, and  Art Professor Stephen Nachtigall.

Stewards Of Sustainability

Recognizing the innovation, collaboration, and leadership of students, faculty, and staff who are advancing sustainability on campus.
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Students celebrate at Latinx Graduation in 2019.

Cultural Graduation Celebrations Highlight Diverse Campus Community

For the first time in two years, due to the pandemic, the Cultural Graduation Celebrations will be held in person prior to the Cal Poly Humboldt Commencement ceremonies. These collaborative events will honor the rich cultural heritage, knowledge, and resilience diverse students contribute to campus.

Apr, 2022

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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.

Mar, 2022

Feb, 2022

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.

Jan, 2022

Speaker Series: Environmental Hazards, Offshore Wind Energy, and Children's Rights

Humboldt State University’s Sustainable Futures speaker series (SFSS) kicks off January 27 at 5:30 p.m. with Jill Lindsey Harrison, author of "From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies." Plus, Alison Bates, who will share research on the social acceptance of offshore wind energy, and Andrea Rodgers, who will discuss on children’s fundamental rights, the climate crisis, and the call for judicial branch engagement.

Oct, 2021

Renewable Energy Pioneer Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Lehman, founding director of Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center and a professor emeritus of Environmental Resources Engineering, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Energy Commission’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame.
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Telling the Story Behind ‘Sugar Bear’ and Six Rivers National Forest

An 84-foot white fir harvested from Six Rivers National Forest will light up the U.S. Capitol this holiday season after making the cross-country trek from Northern California to Washington D.C. In preparation, Humboldt State University students have helped create interpretative and educational materials to accompany the tree on its journey east.

‘Hyflex’ Offers Future-Proof Strategies for Dynamic Learning in Higher Ed

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) has played an outsized role at Humboldt State University over the past 18 months of virtual and hybrid instruction. As educators across the country were forced to reimagine instruction and deconstruct pedagogy, many now argue that the virtues of hybrid and flexible learning, or “hyflex,” are here to stay.

Sep, 2021

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Renowned Stem Cell Research Program Secures $3.6 Million for Student Internships

Humboldt State University’s distinguished CIRM Bridges Program has once again been awarded with generous grant funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Led by Biology Professor Amy Sprowles, HSU’s CIRM Bridges is designed to support students from diverse backgrounds committed to improving human health through stem cell research and gene therapy.
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Kelp is on the Way

Humboldt State University is expanding and diversifying its seaweed research farm in Humboldt Bay to include bull kelp. With the help of HSU students, researchers aim to inform future decisions about commercial aquaculture and conservation efforts.

Wildlife Grad Student Honored with CSU Trustees’ Award

Throughout her childhood, Janelle Chojnacki turned to education as a steadying force to cope with adversity. Today, she is a graduate student in the Wildlife department at Humboldt State, learning the necessary skills to follow her dream of starting a nonprofit organization for wildlife research.

Aug, 2021

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State Makes Historic Investment in HSU’s Polytechnic Plans

California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature have agreed on a new state budget with a historic $458 million investment in Humboldt State University’s effort to become Northern California’s first polytechnic institution.

Jun, 2021

HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs

Drawing on its strengths in STEM, environmental and social responsibility, and experiential learning, Humboldt State University has submitted documentation of its intent to launch several new and innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as soon as Fall 2022 and Fall 2023.

May, 2021

Eric Riggs Announced as Dean of College of Natural Resources & Sciences

Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Riggs, Professor of Geoscience Education at Texas A&M University, will serve as Humboldt State University’s next Dean for the College of Natural Resources & Sciences (CNRS). Dr. Riggs’ appointment is effective July 15, 2021.

Apr, 2021

The Role of Warming Climate on Forest Reproduction

Building on 16 years of research, Forestry Professor David Greene has found evidence that mast seeding–the boom-or-bust crop cycle typical of most tree species–is governed by a simple weather cue that operates asynchronously across the continent. The findings have significant implications for forest ecosystems in an era of rapid climate change.
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Unique 'Corpse Flower' Blooms in HSU Greenhouse

One of the planet’s most unusual flowering plants, Amorphophallus konjac, is commonly known as the corpse flower for its distinctive and downright fleshy smell. This week, Humboldt State University’s very own corpse flower has bloomed, thrusting its burgundy stalk skyward and releasing a pungent aroma into the subtropical dome of the campus greenhouse.

Mar, 2021