Emeritus Faculty Luncheons
HSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty are invited to attend the monthly luncheon programs held at noon on the second Tuesday of the month at the Plaza Grill (Upper Floor) in Arcata. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 per person (includes beverage, tax, and tip), and spouses, guests, and friends are welcome. Coffee (free) will be available at 11:40 a.m. before the luncheon. Come early and have an opportunity to visit with old and new friends.
In an effort to reduce costs and paper usage, one mailing per semester will be sent via USPS announcing the upcoming programs. Monthly reminders will be sent via email thereafter. Note: To help defray the postage and materials costs, the annual (FY 13/14) dues will now be $10. Checks should be made payable to: HSU General Faculty and sent to the University Senate Office, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521. You may also pay your dues at the luncheon meeting.
If you would like to request to be added or removed from the mailing list, please call the University Senate Office (707-826-3657), or send an email to Merry Phillips (email@example.com). All retired and emeritus faculty are automatically added to the ERFA mailing list. Luncheon notices are sent to local zipcodes only, unless requested otherwise. If you wish to receive the notices via email, send your name and email to the University Senate Office.
9 December 2014: "Starvation, Promiscuity and Geochemistry in an Extreme Habitat In Lassen Volcanic National Park" Dr. Patricia Siering, HSU Professor of Biology
My laboratory has been investigating the microbial ecology of a hot (52-92°C), acidic (pH 2), oligotrophic hot spring (Boiling Springs Lake) in Lassen Volcanic National Park. At 18,000 m2, Boiling Springs Lake is the largest hot spring in North America, and it contains some of the most extreme habitats on earth. Our collaborative project sought to address basic ecological questions concerning the abundance, diversity, activities and interactions of microorganisms and viruses within the BSL thermal area. Additionally, we are continuing investigations into the primary and secondary production in the habitat, the antibiotic resistome, and the role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of life in extreme habitats. Undergraduate research training has been a major component of our work; we have integrated this project into multiple courses (undergraduate and masters level) at Humboldt State University, Portland State University, and CSU – Chico, and over 250 students have been mentored in undergraduate research projects related to this work at the 3 participating institutions.