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Professor is Part of First-of-its-Kind Legacy Cannabis Study

Growing under redwood canopies and prohibition, legacy cannabis cultivators cross bred cultivars (plants bred for desirable traits) to create strains such as Blue Dream and Sour Diesel. Popularized in the underground market, these varieties are now some of the best selling strains on the legal market today.

Jose Moreno coordinated the 2SLGBTQ+ gallery with works from local 14-24 year olds.

Giving Native Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Communities a Voice

Many Native communities throughout the world historically recognize and honor gender diversity. In some communities, LGBTQ+ individuals and those who embrace masculinity and femininity are revered as Two-Spirit.

El Leñador Alumni from left to right: Vanessa Flores, Kevynn Gomez, Manuel Orbegozo

El Leñador Alumni Reflect, Celebrate 10 Years

Since its inception in 2013, El Leñador, Cal Poly Humboldt’s bilingual newspaper, has given many Humboldt Latinx students a sense of belonging, understanding, and empowerment.


Promising Faculty and Staff Honored

The Executive Committee of the Cal Poly Humboldt Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association (Humboldt ERFSA)  is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards.

ideaFest 2018 poster presentations at the Library

Here’s to a Decade of Ideas!

What began 10 years ago as an idea turned into ideaFest. Cal Poly Humboldt’s annual extravaganza showcases hundreds of research and creative projects from students, staff, and faculty over the past year.

Students put together a trial run of the ceramics conference show.

Ceramics Students Visit Davis for Renowned Conference

Students of ceramics arts are busy preparing for a whirlwind weekend, April 28-29, at the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts (CCACA), a prestigious gathering of students and renowned artists in Davis, California.

Fifteen graduate students competed at the campuswide Grad Slam competition on March 30; two winners were selected to move onto the statewide competition.

Graduate Students Share Research, Communicating its Significance in Under 3 Minutes

As a person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Kinesiology graduate student Peggy Scarborough came across a grim statistic; accidental drownings accounted for 91% of deaths for kids 14 and younger with ASD between 2009-2011, according to the National Autism Association. Her findings inspired her to design an adapted aquatics program and compile data on its effectiveness for her Master’s thesis.

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76 Contributors to 50th Anniversary Journal Issue “Becoming a Polytechnic”

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (HJSR) celebrates 50 years of publication with the release of the 2023 issue “Becoming a Polytechnic.” Issue editors seeded multidisciplinary conversations that wrestle with pressing local and regional problems as the university embraces its new identity as the third polytechnic in the California State University system.

Winners of the 2023 Champions of Sustainability Awards

Meet Our Sustainability Champs

The seventh annual Sustainability Champion Awards program honors Cal Poly Humboldt employees who have deepened a culture of sustainability on campus, advanced  the integration of sustainability into academics or student life, or have reduced the University’s environmental footprint. 

WRRAP student on a bike towing compost bins for food scraps.

Zero Waste Kudos

Cal Poly Humboldt is on the road to zero waste, and for its efforts was recognized by the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) with a bronze Zero Waste Certification.  

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800 Students and Their Families Visiting Humboldt for Spring Preview

Cal Poly Humboldt’s annual Spring Preview for admitted students will take place on Saturday, April 22. The University anticipates hosting 800 admitted students and their families, nearly 2,000 total visitors for the event. The University’s Preview Plus program will bring around 160 students to campus by bus.

A variety of events and activities are planned during Earth Week, from volunteering opportunities to free plants and skillshops.

Earth Week 2023

A reverence for the environment is instilled in the Humboldt experience, whether it’s via the graduation pledge, or by participating in the many sustainability-driven efforts on campus. Each April, members of the university community affirm these values during Earth Week celebrations.

Dr. Mitch Mitchell

New AVP of Student Success and Dean of Students

“I'm excited to learn more about and collaboratively build upon Cal Poly Humboldt's rich legacy of student success,” Dr. Mitchell says. He will lead student advocacy and support efforts and direct many services that promote inclusive student success.