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The UH Hilo Report, a new feature program about the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo can now be heard daily on Big Island radio stations during the academic year. Tune in to 670 AM KPUA, 94.7 FM KWXX, or B97 FM for news on topics like research projects, new degrees and programs, expansion plans and outstanding students or faculty. Listen to the latest program here.

April 23, 2018

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This is the UH Hilo report. News about people, events and programs at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

The Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences (KES) Program is one of the largest on campus, offering a major focused on the health, physical activity and overall well-being of the human body. Students study a wide range of areas including health promotion, nutrition, biomechanics, motor behavior and learning, sport psychology, performance and health research, strength and conditioning, and are introduced to various allied health professions. KES also offers a variety of fun, physical activity classes, such as surfing, stand up paddle boarding, table tennis and weightlifting.

The KES faculty has created an engaging, diverse and unique learning environment that supports student growth, and prepares graduates for a variety of healthcare, fitness, industry, and physical education settings, as well as graduate school.

For more news about the University, visit hilo.hawaii.edu. That’s the UH Hilo Report. I’m Ken Hupp.

April 09, 2018

UH Hilo Report Apr 9, 2018 MP3 file
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This is the UH Hilo report. News about people, events and programs at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

The Sociology Department offers a wide range of courses that provide students with the opportunity to think broadly about their social worlds. The sociology discipline is concerned with supporting equity and social justice and considers how social forces such as globalization and colonialism, class, race, gender, and sexuality, shape our understandings and opportunities. Several new courses are being offered, including classes in health policy analysis, indigenous health and well-being, social movements, society and fashion, island studies, and feminism.

The Department is also advancing a new specialization in Island Environment and Indigenous Sociology, providing students opportunities to learn from Native Hawaiian community organizations and educators with expertise in area such as hula, lo’i, and loko i'a.

For more news about the University, visit hilo.hawaii.edu. That’s the UH Hilo Report. I’m Ken Hupp.

March 26, 2018

UH Hilo Report Mar 26, 2018 MP3 file
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This is the UH Hilo report, news about people, events and programs at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Marine Science faculty are working with managers at three Hawaiian fishponds in Keaukaha to document the potential impact of climate change on hydrology and seaweed growth. Dr. Steven Colbert says their measurements have identified where algae grow fastest in a “Goldilocks zone” where the water is not too fresh, and not too salty. The predicted rise in sea level and decline in rainfall will move this zone inland, and change where the best fish habitat in each pond is located.

Working closely with the fishpond managers, the research provides contemporary scientific approaches to fishpond restoration and maintenance, and a strategy for adapting to altered conditions that will accompany climate change. These findings will stimulate discussion for improved coastal management practices and decision-making within the community.

For more news about the University, visit hilo.hawaii.edu. That’s the UH Hilo Report. I’m Ken Hupp.

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