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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


Study Counts more than Half a Million Shorebirds, Highlighting Importance of Humboldt Bay

A new study shows Humboldt Bay to be one of the key sites in the western hemisphere for dozens of species of shorebird including western sandpiper, marbled godwit, and long-billed curlew.
2-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘SpongeBob’ Creator and Wife Make $135K Gift to HSU

Stephen Hillenburg (‘84, Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation) is best known for making a lighthearted—and significant—contribution to the appreciation of marine life through the creation of the hit animated television series...
18-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


How Ticks Survive Between Meals

How the western blacklegged tick stays alive so long on so few nutrients and essential vitamins is the focus of recent research by Humboldt State University.
6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


An Unprecedented Look at CSU Students’ Food and Housing Insecurity

It’s a startling and important pair of statistics: 42 percent of California State University students experienced low food security, and 11 percent reported being homeless at some point during the previous year.
20-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Microgrid Coming to Northern California Airport

Designed by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University, the microgrid will generate green electricity, create jobs for local contractors and technicians, and provide an energy lifeline in the event of a natural disaster.
26-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Schatz Microgrid Project Wins International Energy Award

A groundbreaking renewable energy project led by Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center and developed for a federally-recognized tribe won the 2018 Project of the Year Award for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration.
24-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

2-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT


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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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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