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New Alternative Spring Break Empowers Students in Climate Resilience and Local Activism

The program welcomes students from any major to enroll in HSU’s first alternative spring break with a specific focus on climate change.
22-Feb-2020 10:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers

Professor Harris, along with his wife Lorene, who passed in 2012, were strong advocates of education and supporters of students.
22-Feb-2020 10:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Microgrid Provides Critical Services Throughout Northern California During Power Shutdown

The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe’s main campus remained up and running when Humboldt County went dark, thanks to its fully integrated solar+storage microgrid developed by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State.
14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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HSU Researchers Join State-wide Efforts to Monitor Marine Protected Areas

Researchers from Humboldt State University will continue studying marine life in protected areas on the North Coast, thanks to $9.5 million in total funding.
19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ocean Acidification a Challenge for Shellfish in Humboldt Bay

The “Burke-o-Lator,” set up at the Hog Island Oyster Company’s hatchery on Humboldt Bay, examines ways seawater chemistry is being affected by ocean acidification.
19-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Humboldt Bay Bivalve Business Has a Big Local Impact

As the oyster capital of California, Humboldt Bay’s bivalve business is big for the region, with a local economic impact of about $20 million in 2016, according to a survey conducted by Humboldt State University and California Sea Grant...
5-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Humboldt State University Set to Receive 884-acre Forest

Humboldt State University is on the verge of receiving an 884-acre forest near campus, which will be used for research and field experiences.
15-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Student Software Shows Library Seating Patterns

Open Source Program Will Help Designers Improve Public Spaces
5-Oct-2018 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Do Ticks Survive Between Meals? Vitamins, Thanks to Bacteria

2-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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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

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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

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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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Humboldt State University, the northernmost campus in the California State University system, sits nestled on California’s Redwood Coast, surrounded by miles of beaches, forests, and rivers.

With dozens of majors and minors, there’s plenty to choose from. Many of HSU’s courses offer hands-on learning experiences, and students take part in hundreds of volunteer projects and internships.

HSU has a longstanding commitment to the environment. The university has been named to the Princeton Review’s list of Green Schools three years in a row. Humboldt State students started the Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility, which has been adopted by hundreds of universities worldwide.

With an enrollment of 8,000, HSU is large enough to offer a lively campus and major research facilities, but small enough that students aren’t lost in a crowd. HSU’s hometown of Arcata was named by National Geographic Adventure magazine as one of its “50 next great adventure towns.”


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