Past Luncheon Presentations

Spring 2023 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations


  • February 9, 2023: Meeting Recording
    • Allison Bronson, Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences The Evolutionary Anatomy of Shark Ears
  • March 9, 2023: Meeting Recording
    • Lori Dengler, Emeritus Professor of Geology, co-director of the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center. On Shaky Ground – Lessons from recent North Coast earthquakes.
  • April 13, 2023: Meeting Recording
    • RePowering Humboldt County with Renewable Energy – a presentation and discussion with Matthew Marshall, Executive Director of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority
  • May 11, 2023: Meeting Recording
    • Jeffrey Crane, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Fall 2022 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations

  • September 8, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • Infrastructure Projects at Cal Poly Humboldt – a presentation and discussion with Eric Riggs, Dean of CNRS, and Mike Fisher, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management. They will discuss how $433 million of one-time funding and $25 million in ongoing base support will be used to increase student enrollment and fund numerous infrastructure projects as the university transitions to Cal Poly Humboldt
  • October 13, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • From Gold Rush to Green Rush – a presentation and discussion of an upcoming book, with Kaitlin Reed, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Co-Director of Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab and Traditional Ecological Knowledges Institute. 
  • November 10, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • Cal Poly Humboldt’s positive affect on the training of well-balanced leaders for our local community and elsewhere – a presentation and discussion with Steve Madrone, Humboldt County Fifth District Supervisor.
  • December 8, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • A Walk in the Woods (with apologies to Bill Bryson) –a presentation and discussion with Rees Hughes, Emeritus Administrator, author of 7 books; former Director of Student Life and the Career Center. Stretching 2,650 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses some of the most scenic and wild country in the Lower 48 States. Rees Hughes will discuss his experiences with and on the Pacific Crest Trail.


 Spring 2022 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations

  • February 10, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • 12:00-1:00 PM - "El Centro Académico Cultural de Humboldt, (aka El Centro): Humboldt as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution)," a presentation and discussion with Fernando Paz, Coordinator for the El Centro Académico Cultural de Humboldt.
  • March 10, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • 12:00-1:00 PM - "Dr. Grace L. McCann Morley: the career of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's first director," a presentation and discussion with Berit Potter, Assistant Professor in the Art Department
  • April 14, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • 12:00-1:00 PM - "The potential and promise of offshore wind development on California's north coast," a presentation and discussion with Dr. Arne Jacobson, Director of the Schatz Energy Research Center and Professor of Environmental Resources Engineering
  • May 12, 2022: Meeting Recording
    • 12:00-1:00 PM - "Seaweed - the New Weed in Humboldt," a presentation and discussion with Dr. Rafael Cuevas Uribe, Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries Biology



Fall 2021 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations

  • September 9, 2021: Meeting Recording
    • 11:30-12:00 PM - Special Guest CSU Faculty Trustee Romey Sabalius
    • 12:00-1:00 PM - "Humboldt and the Polytechnic Designation," with Jenn Capps, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs and Sherie Gordon, Chief of Staff to the President
  • October 14, 2021: Meeting Recording
    • "Challenging Sexualized Violence at Cal Poly Humboldt and Beyond," with Dr. Maxwell Schnurer, Professor of Communication and Chair of the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee
  • November 11, 2021: Meeting Recording
    • 11:30-12:00 PM - Frank Whitlatch, VP of University Advancement
    • 12:00-1:00 PM - "Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Klamath River Basin," with Keith Parker, Fisheries/Molecular Biologist for the Yurok Tribe of California
  • December 9, 2021: Meeting Recording
    • "From Arcata to Accra-Natural Wastewater Treatment and Water and Sanitation for Health: Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary to Worldwide," with Dr. Robert Gearheart 

Spring 2021 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations

Fall 2020 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations

Spring 2020 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations

Fall 2019 ERFSA Luncheon Presentations