Achievements

Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students. 

 

Faculty Nick Angeloff & Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon Anthropology The Cultural Resources Facility (CRF) received a $500,000 grant to survey and document historic and pre-contact resources within approximately 10,000 acres in the Six Rivers National Forest. The project will offer paid internships and student employment through CRF, and is therefore able to provide Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods students with applied experience within the field of Anthropology, Geospatial, Geology, and other departments within the university. If a faculty member is interested in having their students participate in these surveys, or if students want to apply for a position, please email crf@humboldt.edu.

Submitted: August 23, 2022

Staff Nick Angeloff, Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon Anthropology Nick Angeloff and Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon received a grant from the Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (GRCD) that will allow the Cultural Resources Facility (CRF) to conduct a cultural resources and botanical investigation for the GRCD’s Iron Horse Fish Screen Project (IHFSP), a stream remediation project that will remove barriers to Salmonid migration along a creek. CRF’s investigation will identify known or unknown cultural resources within the project location, and ensure that no historic resources will be impacted by the project. 

Submitted: June 16, 2022

Staff Nick Angeloff, Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon Anthropology Nick Angeloff and Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon received a grant from the Save the Redwoods League (SRL) to support a Cultural Resources Facility (CRF) archaeological survey on SRL land. The survey will cover an area of land where a cultural artifact was found during construction of a new trail on the SRL’s Shady Dell property. CRF’s investigation will be conducted to assist the SRL in their obligation to comply with California historic resource regulations, and continue a relationship between SRL and CRF to protect both the environment and historic resources.

Submitted: June 3, 2022

Student Faculty Dr. Matthew Derrick & Dr. Amy Rock, Students Anthony Lucero, Otto Schmitt, Angela Valladares, Yuichi Ambiru Geography Anthony Lucero won the Geosystems Award which is the top prize for undergraduate geospatial research for his paper titled “Drone Photogrammetry: Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to Represent the Underrepresented.”

Otto Schmitt earned the second-place Joe Beaton Professional Poster Award for his research poster titled “The Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Humboldt County on FedEx Ground.”

Angela Valladares placed first in the Professional Digital Cartographic Award for her entry titled “The Great Earthquakes of September 19th.”

Yuichi Ambiru took the first-place Professional Paper Cartographic Award for his map titled “Iceland, the Island of Volcano and Glacier.”

 

 

 

Submitted: May 11, 2022

Faculty Robert Cliver History Humboldt Professor of History Rob Cliver was recently interviewed for the New Books Network Economic and Business History podcast about his 2020 publication, Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in China's Yangzi Delta Silk Industry (Harvard University Asia Center). Listen to the interview here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/red-silk

Submitted: April 27, 2022

Student Noah Zerbe Politics Students in the Model United Nations program won several team awards at the Model United Nations of the Far West conference. Sawyer Chrisman, Levi Huser, Cruz Lopez, Johnny Mendoza, Ana Zamarano (representing France), Malluli Cuellar, Philip Mochel, Alida Nicklaus and Kim Willard-Mack (representing Malaysia), and Michael Coyne, Amber Rae Dennis, and Edwin Rosales (representing Ukraine) all won recognition for outstanding team performance at conference. In addition, Amber Rae Dennis was selected as one of four plenary speakers. Humboldt was one of the top performing schools at the conference, which draws hundreds of students from across the Pacific Rim. 

Submitted: April 14, 2022

Faculty Professor Alison Holmes International Studies Prof Alison Holmes will be going to Europe—at last!—on a faculty award from the International Team in the Chancellor's Office. The trip—originally scheduled two years ago but canceled due to COVID—will take a group from across the CSU system to five different German universities. If all goes according to plan this time, they will spend a week visiting our partners and learning about their programs. 

Submitted: April 13, 2022

Staff Nick Angeloff, Mark Castro, Cydney Lanthier, Daniel Busch, Saige Heuer, Jason Laugesen, and Curtis Rogers Anthropology On March 5, Cultural Resources Facility Co-Directors Nick Angeloff and Mark Castro hosted a symposium at the Society for California Archaeology meeting in Visalia, California. Staff members Cydney Lanthier, Daniel Busch, Saige Heuer, Jason Laugesen, and Curtis Rogers presented their efforts and findings from archaeological reconnaissance of understudied areas within Humboldt and Trinity Counties in 2020 and 2021. The August Complex of Fires of 2020 revealed areas that were previously covered by heavy vegetation. Cannabis legalization in California also allowed cultural resource studies on private properties. The team's survey and research in these areas provided further insights into California's prehistory.

 

Submitted: March 30, 2022

Faculty Nicolette Amann, English Dept. / Director, Redwood Writing Project English Nicolette Amann has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Writing Project to support the design and implementation of a year-long professional development program that will be offered through the Redwood Writing Project. The program will bring up to 15 public school teachers together from across the region to create curriculum that will enrich history education, enabling educators to better teach the “complicated stories” from local and US history, and promote more robust and explicit instruction in the four domains of civics education--knowledge, skills, dispositions, and behaviors.

Submitted: March 24, 2022

Faculty Deidre Pike Journalism & Mass Communication

Deidre Pike, associate professor in journalism, received the California Press Association's 2022 Educator of the Year award. The award was announced at the California College Media Association award banquet in association with the Associated Collegiate Press convention March 6.

Submitted: March 23, 2022

Staff Nick Angeloff / Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon Anthropology

Nick Angeloff and Dr. Marisol Cortes-Rincon have been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Nor Rel Muk Wintu Nation to support the development of a Nor Rel Muk Wintu ethno-geographic GIS database. The database will preserve a portion of the Wintu language, culture, and history, and use GIS technology to electronically preserve and organize pre-contact and post-contact place name and landscape data. The project seeks to ground truth important geographic locations and electronically link these place names to photos, audio recordings, allotment data, and the stories and myths of the Wintu people.

Submitted: March 7, 2022

Faculty Professor Alison Holmes International Studies

Professor Holmes (International Studies) has been invited to be the founding Managing Editor of CSUGlobal, a new online journal hosted by the Global Studies Institute at CSU Long Beach. The journal is designed to showcase the work of faculty, staff and students across the CSU system and to highlight California as a local/global actor. Explicitly international and interdisciplinary, Holmes was selected on the basis of her work exploring California's global profile and the intersectionality of its subnational diplomacies at home and abroad. Please contact her if you are interested in learning more about the journal.

Submitted: March 1, 2022

Faculty James Floss, Marcelino Pedro Gabriel Felipe Communication

James Floss, Lecturer Emeritus of the Communication Department conducted a workshop via Zoom for teachers of English in Tijuana MX, “Teaching English through performance” for 14 teachers at the Cumbres International School. Said the Assistant Academic Dean, Marcelino Pedro Gabriel Felipe, a former student of HSU, “It allowed us to learn techniques to teach English with our students.“

Submitted: February 26, 2022

Faculty Alison Holmes International Studies

Professor Alison Holmes (International Studies) was invited by the Liberal History Group in the UK to give their annual keynote address 'at' the National Liberal Club 'in London' on Jan 31 (via zoom). The topic of her talk was "The legacy of the 1992 General Election campaign - 30 years on". Holmes was asked to speak as she had been the National Campaign Director for the Liberal Democrats during the 1992 and the 1997 election campaigns.

Submitted: February 21, 2022

Faculty John Meyer Politics

John Meyer was selected as a senior fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. https://www.iass-potsdam.de/en

He is working there through June 2022 on a project entitled "The Ambiguous Promise of Climate Populism."

Submitted: February 21, 2022

Faculty Dr. Laura Johnson Geography

Dr. Laura Johnson published her Yoga for Ecological Grief course, which she has taught through Cal Poly Humboldt's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) since Fall 2020, in a widely accessible online format through Teachable. This unique self-paced course is offered at a sliding scale with scholarships available, and more information can be found here: https://a-restful-space.teachable.com/p/yoga-for-ecological-grief

Submitted: February 11, 2022

Faculty Tani Sebro Politics

Tani Sebro recently published the article "Surplus precaritization: Supply chain capitalism and the geoeconomics of hope in Myanmar's borderlands" in the journal Political Geography.

The article draws on multi-sited ethnographic research carried out in Myanmar's borderlands and along the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor and examines how humanitarian aid for displaced ethnic minority populations is supplanted by the widespread exploitation of precarious migrant laborers. The article is co-authored with Mary Mostafanezhad, Elliott Prasse-Freeman, and Roger Norum.

The open-access version is available at this link:
https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0962-6298(21)00221-3

Submitted: January 24, 2022

Faculty Cutcha Risling Baldy Native American Studies

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy received a $199,000 grant from the Native American Agriculture Fund to support the Native American Studies Food Sovereignty Lab and Cultural Workspace. The project will build new market opportunities for current and future Native farmers, producers, gardeners and practitioners, implement an internship program, and develop resources for Native farmers and gardeners. The project will establish an Indigenous Food Festival and build an Indigenous Food Guide for California as well as documentary short films. Project collaborators include Dr. Kaitlin Reed (co-director), numerous tribal representatives, and students who are part of the Food Sovereignty Lab Steering Committe

Submitted: January 19, 2022

Faculty Stephen Cunha Geography

Emeritus Professor Stephen Cunha’s: A Narrow Escape from the Tajik Pamir (Geographical Bulletin 62A, Iss. 2), documents surviving attempted murder and gunshot wounds incurred during 1992 geographical fieldwork in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan. Trauma aside, the decade-long project resulted in the Tajik National Park in 1992 (enlarged in 2005) and the Mountains of the Pamir World Heritage Site in 2013. The Postscript presents lessons learned that apply to field work everywhere.

Submitted: January 7, 2022

Faculty James F. Woglom Art

Jim Woglom and his longtime collaborator, Stephanie Jones, have a new comic-based article regarding persistence in creative, justice-oriented teacher preparation during tough times, titled "The Pep Talk: Today We Do The Work" in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, available here:
https://b3ca520d-1d69-43db-b4c9-e10c44db287f.filesusr.com/ugd/fc8af1_f0…

Submitted: January 3, 2022