Ten years after first attending UH Hilo, Keren Motonaga returned to triumphantly complete her baccalaureate degree, the first in her family to do so.
This fall commencement, approximately 192 students received degrees and/or certificates from UH Hilo’s six colleges. I mua!
In addition to doing service works such as cleaning pathways and beaches, removing invasive plants, and leaving lei at cemeteries, the students experienced the history of Kalaupapa, feeling the impact of the isolation once felt by leprosy patients, and learning first-hand the historical significance of the area.
Lieutenant Governor Josh Green will deliver the keynote address at UH Hilo’s 2018 Fall Commencement. English major Kai Anthony Gaitley will represent the graduating class as student speaker.
Lines were long at the Campus Center Plaza as students from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management sold the poinsettia plants they had grown and nurtured at the University Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa.
The team of genetic researchers from Hilo, California, New Zealand, and Australia will collaborate on a genetics study to address the hatching failure of two endangered bird species: the ‘alalā (Hawaiian crow) and the kākāpō of New Zealand.
Maunakea Visitor Information Station is ready for work to begin on parking lot improvements and Upper Longhouse replacement; visitor hours to change during construction.
Tino Wells says with access to the best telescopes in the world combined with professors who are motivated to get students involved research, UH Hilo is “an absolutely perfect hub for astronomy and physics.”
The event showcased the amazing ethnic and racial diversity found in the multicultural student population at UH Hilo.
A new certificate in data science launched this semester; UH Hilo plans to seek approval for a bachelor’s degree in data science in 2020.