HSU Prof Confirms World's Tallest Tree

Dr. Stephen Sillett, Professor and Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, recently measured and verified that Hyperion—a 379.1-foot tall redwood tree, is truly the world's tallest living tree. Hyperion is the largest of three redwoods discovered this summer, which eclipse the previous world record holder, a 370.5-foot tall redwood dubbed Stratosphere Giant.

Half Million Awarded for Scholarships

The National Science Foundation has awarded $499,943 to finance Humboldt State University's new Scientific Leadership Scholars Program, beginning October 1, 2006.

Geography Alumni Win Award for Research

Two recent HSU Geography graduates took the top undergraduate prize at the annual Association of Pacific Coast Geographers meeting, September 6 through 8 in Eugene, Oregon.

Sillett Named 2006 Scholar of the Year

President Rollin Richmond and Interim Dean for Research and Graduate Studies Chris Hopper announce Dr. Stephen C. Sillett, Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology, as the Scholar of the Year for 2006.

Federal Grant Boosts HSU, Higher Ed.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded another five-year, $1.79 million grant to Humboldt State University to help youngsters in grades six through 12 in Humboldt County who come from under-represented backgrounds and show potential for higher education.

REU: Research Symposium

Humboldt State University hosted a public research symposium, featuring undergraduate research projects developed by participants of this summer';s eight-week HSU-hosted Research Experience for Undergraduates: Role Model in Sciences program (REU-RMS), on July 24, 2006.

Prof Heads to Jamaica to Study Birds

This fall, Humboldt State wildlife professor Matt Johnson will be heading to Jamaica -- thanks to a National Geographic Society grant -- to study insect-eating birds on Jamaican coffee farms.

HSU Signs Pacts with Chinese University

Humboldt State University and Xi'an International Studies University (XISU), People's Republic of China, have signed five milestone accords that lay the groundwork for sweeping collaboration.

Professor Wins Forestry Award

Dale Thornburgh, Professor Emeritus of Silviculture and Ecosystem Management at Humboldt State University's Department of Forestry and Watershed Management, has won the 2005 Sequoia Award for “his pioneering practice of sustainable forestry.

Girls in Science: HSU Conducts Study

A research team of ten Humboldt State University students celebrated the culmination of a study analyzing girls' decisions to study math and sciences -- and how those relate to future career goals -- by hosting the 64 participating local high school girls for a party and raffle on campus June 10.

Alum Wins Award for Thesis Research

Paul Burgess, the Humboldt State University alumnus recognized for his pioneering work in computer software and land mine clearance, has received a $1,000 award for his master's thesis in applied mathematics, completed this spring.

HSU Names New Info-Tech Chief

Anna E. Kircher, who has 19 years of leadership experience with information technology systems, has been named chief information officer of Humboldt State University’s information technology services division. She succeeds Ann Burroughs, who was interim CIO following the retirement of Bill Cannon early this year.

Director Chosen For SBDC Program

Making an initial step in establishing Humboldt State University's leadership in the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, HSU named Kristin Johnson the regional director for the program.

ITEPP Coordinator to Train at Cornell

Marlette Grant-Jackson, a member of the Yurok Tribe who serves as curriculum resource coordinator for the Indian Teacher & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP) at Humboldt State University, has been selected to participate in an all-expenses-paid Native American Internship Program at Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York this summer.

Prof to Chair CSU Academic Senate

Marshelle Thobaben, a Humboldt State University nursing professor, was reelected as the Academic Senate chairwoman for the entire California State University system during an organizational meeting on May 6.

Econ Prof Panelist for State Meeting

HSU economics professor Steven Hackett was one of four distinguished panelists selected to participate in a discussion of California's economies at Tuesday's all-staff meeting for the California Labor Market Information Division of the Employment Development Department based in Sacramento.

Schafer Publishes Book About Vo Phien

HSU Emeritus English Professor John Schafer recently celebrated the publication of his book "Vo Phien and Sadness of Exile," the first ever book-length study of a modern Vietnamese writer, written in English.

Ceremony Applauds Student Excellence

Some of HSU's most outstanding undergraduates, nominated in eight categories of excellence by faculty, staff and fellow students, were recognized at the recent Outstanding Student Awards ceremony on May 1.

Prof Awarded for Online Teaching

Dr. Chris Aberson, an associate professor of psychology at HSU, and his colleagues from the Claremont Graduate University, were awarded the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Exemplary Online Learning Resources Award.

Students Donate $3,181 to Food Bank

Students from Humboldt State University's Service Learning Center organized a collaborative, regional food drive during March and April, raising 5,392 pounds of food and an additional $3,181 for Food for People, the Eureka food bank.

Geography Students Win at Conference

A group of 27 Humboldt State geography students, and department faculty Joe Leeper, Stephen Cunha, Dennis Fitzsimons, and Chris Haynes, traveled to Shasta College in Redding, Calif. for the California Geographic Society Annual Conference from April 28 to 30.

Math Modeling Contestants Earn Merits

Two teams of HSU engineering students took on the challenges of the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, set forth by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) last February. It was just recently announced that HSU's competing teams earned “Meritous” rankings based on their problem solutions.

Psych Students Take Research to WPA

Faculty and students from the Humboldt State University Department or Psychology will be traveling to Palm Springs, Calif. to present their research at the Annual Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference, April 27 to 30. The WPA meeting is the nation's largest regional psychology conference, with over 2000 attendees each year.