News for Politics students -- 4-26-2021

  1. STEM Student Success Advocate position. Applications are now being accepted for the 2021/2022 CSU AmeriCorps Vista - STEM Student Success Advocate position in the Center for Community Based Learning (CCBL). The AmeriCorps STEM Vista program is a great opportunity for May 2021 graduates to jumpstart their career while supporting HSU students in STEM. The STEM Student Success Advocate will coordinate with CCBL staff to help develop programming, enhance assessment, and increase practices highlighting Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) for 3rd year students. Attend an information sessions to learn more about the job and the application process: Tuesday, April 27, 5:30-6:30pm; Zoom link. No need to register, simply click the Zoom link to attend. Deadline to apply is May 14. For more information, visit here or email the Center for Community Based Learning at
  2. Congratulations to political science major, Kassandra Rice, for being a finalist in the Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists recognizing her talent for editorial cartoons. Read more about the award here.
  3. Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education, April 28-May 1. This event is free and open to anyone interested in attending. During the symposium, we will be exploring: how to integrate climate justice into higher education curriculum (including into medical school curriculum) and how to scale up these efforts; community engagement through climate justice curricula; just and transformative pedagogies; and the role of health in the climate crisis dialogue. Live sessions will occur between 10am-12pm and 2-4pm each day in addition to pre-recorded sessions available at your convenience. Website. Registration page
  4. Let's Talk about the Middle East, April 29. 5-7pm. Free film showing ("Taxi") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh and with special guest Dr. R. Shareah Taleghani. Award-winning director Jafar Panahi is banned from film-making in Iran, but that won’t stop him from creating this movie. Watch as he goes undercover as a taxi driver in the capital city, Tehran, to learn about the lives of those who use his ride share service. Some passengers include a pirated video vendor, a human rights lawyer, and an injured man with his wife. Each face different adversity and share their perspectives on the social state of their country. Register here. Facebook page here.
  5. Campus job opportunity. The African American Center for Academic Excellence is hiring for the 2021-22 academic year the following positions: Communications student assistant, Program Development student assistant, Pan African Cultures student educator, and Academic Leadership student assistant. Visit to apply. Questions? Email
  6. Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, May 6. 5:30pm. A webinar presentation titled “Building a data backbone: using data to drive the design of vaccine cold chains in low income countries.” Register here. Reliable infrastructure is core to the functioning of most systems, including water, sanitation, and health. Nexleaf’s project work includes integrating sensor data and the Internet of Things to provide analyses for governments and other stakeholders who design, finance, maintain and scale reliable infrastructure in support of public health in low and middle income countries. In this talk, Nithya Ramanathan will share her experiences in scaling Nexleaf’s ColdTrace solution, which has been deployed in 23 countries and now protects the vaccine supply for 1 in 10 babies born on Earth. She will also explore that critical role that energy plays in public health.
  7. “Gather” film screening, May 7. The Native American Studies (NAS) Food Sovereignty Lab and Cultural Workspace is screening three films this spring highlighting Indigenous food sovereignty. May 7 movie description: In traditional times, food in Indigenous North American communities was only as far away as the forest, plains, desert, sea or garden in the village. Modern ways of life and challenges have taken us away or — in some cases — barred us from our food sources. But we, as Indigenous people, continue to return to our places of origin, including our food. GATHER is that path, the story of the rebuilding of those food systems. GATHER is an intimate portrait tracing the intentional destruction of Native American foodways and our renaissance and resilience, our inherent right, to reclaim it. More details here. Register here.
  8. Peer mentor availability. Politics Department peer mentor Samuel Perez hosts drop-in office hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5 or by appointment (Zoom link). Some of the things he can help with are: planning a path through the major, coursework questions, motivation to stay focused on your success, and support during challenging times. Contact him by email at
  9. Reminder: $500 Politics Department Scholarship. Applications due May 2. Submit a personal statement, either as a one-page document or a 3-5-minute video, discussing how pursuing your degree in Politics has shaped you and what you hope to do with this degree in the future. Email for details.
  10. Reminder: Kalb-Haston Award. Applications due April 30. Are you an A.S. student government leader? Are you a political science major? Are you a leader in other campus or community activities? If you meet one or (preferably) more of these criteria, we encourage you to apply for the Kalb-Haston Award. Email for details.