Department of Politics news - 4/4/2023

1) DARS help session, April 6

This is Henry, your politics Peer mentor! I am hosting a little event this Thursday to help with the DARS program! It can be really complicated and hard to use, so if you want a second option to make sure you get your next semester feel free to join me at NHE 119 from 11 to 1 while I work on my own! If you have any questions about anything you can reach me at

2) Alumni in Government Career Panel, April 10


4) "Chinese Cities - Past, Present, and Future," April 6


5) Climate and Clean Energy Speaker Series, April 6

Dr. Jola Ajibade will present: “The justice conundrum in coastal adaptation: should we retreat or invest in floating climatopias?” Register here to join us! Dr. Jola Ajibade is an associate professor of geography and a scholar activist who applies both environmental justice and political ecology lenses to study the intersections of climate risk, urban disasters, resilience planning, coastal management, and societal transformations. Her work advances ideas about just urban adaptation through embracing feminist, decolonial, and antiracist approaches as well as care ethics that can lead to more just, livable, and sustainable urban futures.
This webinar is free and open to all, and will run from 5:30-7:00 pm. There will be a Q&A discussion period following Dr. Ajibade’s talk. The Climate and Clean Energy Series is sponsored by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Cal Poly Humboldt. We will post the recording sometime the following week to our youtube channel.

6) "Centering Discarded Voices: Education, Dialogue & Resisting the Prison Industrial Complex," April 6

Brittany Marshall, Engagement and Curriculum Fellow from the American Prison Newspaper Collection, and Lily Gonzalez, Project Coordinator for Project Rebound at California State University, Northridge, will be discussing their work on prison correspondence and archival research.

7) TikTok Ban and Potential Economic Impact

Questions? Contact the Economics Department at

8) Decolonizing Sustainability Speaker Series, April 7

Register here

9) Study on College Students’ Academic Experiences During COVID-19

Maddy Jo Avila, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Cal Poly Humboldt is currently recruiting participants for her study on College Students’ Academic Experiences During COVID-19. This study examines how college students’ autonomy, self-regulated learning, and COVID-related stress relate to their academic self-efficacy while learning in an online environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must be age of 18 or older, have taken at least one online course during the COVID-19 pandemic, and currently be enrolled as either a part-time or full-time student at Cal Poly Humboldt. Participating in this voluntary research consists of completing a one-time online survey that is estimated to take 25 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating, please log into SONA using your Humboldt email and complete the survey College Students’ Academic Experiences During COVID-19. Please complete the survey no later than April 7. Questions? Contact principal investigator Maddy Jo Avila ( 

10) California Indian Big Time & Social Gathering, April 8



Deadline extended for Kalb-Haston Award for student leadership