Sustainability

Aug, 2006

HSU Administrators Visit PE Building Site

Marking the start of construction on its new physical education building, Humboldt State University and President Rollin Richmond hosted a pile-signing ceremony, August 16, at the site of the new building.

Jul, 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.

Jun, 2006

HSU Grads Win Aid Toward Doctorate

Four Humboldt State University graduates have won financial aid in the form of loans from the Chancellor's Office, enabling them to pursue doctorates in a variety of disciplines and compete for teaching positions in the 23-campus network of the California State University system.

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.

Trinidad Head Home to Observatory

In cooperation with Humboldt State University, Trinidad Head is now home of the fifth global baseline atmospheric observatory, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL).

HSU Tops in Efficiency Initiatives

Humboldt State University has won two awards from the Office of the Chancellor, California State University -- one for best practices in paper recycling, the other for energy conservation.

May, 2006

Moving HSU Residents Give to Charity

The Humboldt State University Campus Recycling Program and Housing Department partnered with the Eureka Rescue Mission and the North Coast Co-op to collect reusable items from residence hall students as they moved out last week, bringing in nearly six tons of reusable material.

Apr, 2006

Scientific Bird Cam Put on Castle Rock

The mission was called "Burrow Nesting Nocturnal Seabird." After careful, cooperative planning by the US Coast Guard, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, US Geological Survey, and Humboldt State University, this mission -- installing a breakthrough video-camera system for public and scientific viewing of the state's second largest colony of breeding seabirds, found on Castle Rock near Crescent City, California -- was accomplished on February 23.

HSU Noted for Waste-Reduction Efforts

On Wednesday, April 19, Humboldt County's Environmental Health Division recognized the waste reduction efforts of several local people and organizations, including both Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond and the Campus Recycling Program's ROSE, by honoring them with Waste Reduction Awards.

Hackett Publishes New Edition of Book

Humboldt State's 2005 Scholar of the Year and economics department chairman, Steven Hackett, has just published the newest edition of his textbook, "Environmental and Natural Resources Economics."

Env. Resources Students Visit Oaxaca

Faculty, alumni, and students from Humboldt State University's environmental resources engineering department traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico for spring break, implementing a workshop on water reclamation and wetland treatment at Universidad Autónoma "Benito Juárez" de Oaxaca (UAJBO).

Prof Named International Fellow

At the recent World Conference of Natural Resource Modeling, Humboldt State University emeritus mathematics professor Roland Lamberson was honored by the international Resource Modeling Association and named one the first two RMA Fellows -- the highest award offered in this discipline. Robert McKelvey of University of Montana was the other honoree.

Feb, 2006

Fisher Chair in Redwood Ecology Established

Suspended by ropes and harnesses, a Humboldt State University botanist explores the canopies of the world's tallest trees. Now, thanks to a new chair -- specifically the Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology -- he will be able to take this research to new proverbial heights.

Jan, 2006

Biz Pioneer Proclaims 'Revolution'

Michael Crooke, first CEO of Revolution Living and former head of the famed Patagonia outdoor equipment company, will address "The Revolution of Business in the 21st Century" when he delivers the 2006 Business Ethics lecture at Humboldt State University on Monday, February 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Kate Buchanan Room, University Center.

Feb, 2005

From Treetops to The New Yorker

A story of life high in tall trees is reaching the Big Apple as The New Yorker magazine, in its current edition, profiles Humboldt State University Professor Steve Sillett's research in the canopy of old-growth redwood forests.