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The World’s Tallest Tree (on a College Campus)

Humboldt State University’s northern California campus is home to the tallest tree on any college campus anywhere in the world. This was confirmed by HSU Forestry Professor and renowned tall tree expert Steve Sillett and his graduate students who...
26-Apr-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

With New Living Community, Humboldt State University Students Bring Consent Culture to Residence Halls

Humboldt State University is one of the nation’s first college campuses to have residence halls dedicated to preventing sexualized violence and supporting survivors and their allies.
14-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

At 50, World’s Oldest Student-Run Film Fest Shines With Indie Spirit


In 1967 Lyndon Johnson was president, a movie ticket cost $1.25, and Humboldt State College students were organizing the campus’s first film festival. Half a century later, the festival is the oldest student-run film festival of its kind and even...
6-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Road Map to Help Northern California Fishing Communities Thrive


Humboldt State University researchers have been awarded a $271,000 federal grant to help two Northern California fishing communities improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their waterfronts.
23-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Collaborating on Climate


If co-teaching sounds like it could lead to some conflicts, you’re not wrong—especially when it comes to a charged topic like climate change. It’s part of the reason why it’s rarely done in academia. But working through those disagreements,...
15-Nov-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Risk-Taking and the Social Science of Wilderness


A piece of ongoing research about human values and behavior in the wilderness shows that people take greater risks when they possess safety devices.
13-Sep-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Report: Work-Load Requirements Keep Students From Getting Food Assistance

Humboldt State University researchers describe how outdated state and federal requirements are keeping college students from accessing food assistance programs.
1-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Student Who Overcame Traumatic Crash Given CSU Award

Humboldt State Social Work senior Morgan Burris has been given a California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
29-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reviving the Language – and Culture – of a Northern California Native People


A researcher is pairing linguistics and Native American studies to help revive a culture.
26-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST

Questioning Post-Soviet in a New Era of Russian-American Relations


Allegations and investigations into interference in the U.S. Presidential election have brought Russian-American relations into the national spotlight in a way unseen since the fall of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.
23-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST

Lori Dengler, Tsunami, Earthquake, Geophysics, and Natural Hazard Mitigation Expert From Humboldt State University.

9-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST

Redwoods Aren’t Endangered, but They Do Have Needs


Mention of redwoods may conjure up majestic groves, the hard-fought timber wars, and the threatened existence of a famous, sacred tree species. But one Humboldt State University professor is concerned about an “endangered” listing for Northern...
9-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST

Can Biomass Harvesting Reduce the Risk of Wildfires: HSU Forestry Expert Can Comment

18-Sep-2014 7:05 PM EDT

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