Department of Politics news - 2/20/2023

1) SAFE Symposium, March 1

This day-long symposium will bring together Tribal leaders, researchers, and practitioners who are working on the interrelated topics of wildfire smoke, air quality, fire risk, and clean energy solutions. The goal is enhancing climate resilience of rural and Tribal communities. This event (held in the Blue Lake Rancheria’s Sapphire Palace) is free to attend, and will include complimentary lunch, beverages, and snacks. Learn more and register here (please register asap if interested).

2) Summer congressional internship

Congressman Raul Ruiz (CA-25) is looking for interns for his Washington, D.C., office this Summer (2023)! Learn more about Congressman Ruiz hereHours generally run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. when Congress is in session and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when not in session. Both of the internships will be compensated via a monthly stipend. In your cover letter, please state your availability and which position you are applying for: 1) Legislative Intern or 2) Communications Intern. To apply, interested applicants must fill out this application by April 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

3) Faculty candidate research talk, teaching demo, and meet and greet

Active link for the teaching demo

4) Akemi Kochiyama, Feb. 22


5) Alternative Currencies and Solar Dollars, Feb. 22

Active link here

6) Climate and Clean Energy Series, Feb. 23

5:30 p.m. The Schatz Energy Research Center is hosting a new Climate and Clean Energy Series! This month's free webinar presentation is titled "44 Feet: Vulnerabilities, Opportunities, and Strategies for Managing Risk from Sea-Level Rise to Humboldt Bay’s Spent Nuclear Fuel Site" presented by Cal Poly Humboldt faculty Jennifer Marlow. Learn more and register here.

7) Environmental Health Sciences internship

For more information, visit here. Applications are due March 5.


8) Student Sustainability Summit

Student Sustainability Summit (S-cube) brings together students and professionals from across the country to showcase their work, connect with others in their areas of expertise, and discover life-changing sustainable solutions. This free virtual student-led event hosted by University of Maryland Student Government Sustainability Committee will serve as a platform where students from any background, location, and knowledge level have an equitable opportunity to learn about sustainability in various fields, including technology, science, education, policy, economics, architecture, agriculture, psychology, and more at no cost. Learn more and register here.
**Students, present your work at the summit! Abstract submission deadline is March 17, 2023.

9) Social Science Student Symposium

The CSU SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium (S4, pronounced "ess four") is modeled on professional conferences in the social sciences. The year's symposium will be held in-person only (hosted by California State University, Channel Islands). 

The S4 is a free 'student only' conference that allows CSU students to present research in a supportive environment! We invite all CSU undergraduates and graduate students, from all areas of the social sciences (broadly defined) to present their research to their peers. The atmosphere of the S4 is very relaxed, and the emphasis is on meeting and sharing with other CSU students with similar interests.

See here for more information. The submission/registration deadline is March 27.

10) M.A. in Applied English at Cal Poly Humboldt

You’ll study the politics of culture—including how language acts upon the world—and hone your research and communication skills in both print and digital media. You’ll read, write, research, and teach. You’ll engage in conversations about social justice, pedagogy, literature, writing, and representation. You’ll participate in small graduate seminars led by faculty with expertise in a range of interdisciplinary fields: Digital Humanities, Critical Pedagogy, ESL/EFL Teaching, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. See the attached brochure for more information.


Kalb-Haston Awards, March 21