Twenty-five years ago, a UH Hilo biologist tagged 7,000 trees in a declining Hawai‘i Island rainforest. A recent survey of the site reveals conservationists’ efforts are paying off.
If social distancing and home quarantine are practiced during the COVID-19 health crisis, the number of people needing critical care will decrease significantly. And there are ways for improving behavioral and mental health as we all cope.
In response to recent stay-at-home orders, observatories are now limiting scientific operations on Maunakea and at base facilities, but ramping up virtual outreach to community.
Being touched by angels of our better nature, or being influenced by demons of our lesser nature: during this pandemic, we see examples of each.
Francis Ray Cristobal is recognized by the UH Hilo Chancellor’s Executive Council as a Quintessential University Citizen. Currently, he’s helping the university switch to online teaching during the coronavirus health crisis.
On the forefront of current local agriculture discussions is good hygiene and food safety practices, allowing employees who feel sick to stay home without fear of losing their job, and being aware of the risks of COVID-19 to older farmers.
Most classes at UH Hilo move online today through the end of the term in response to the coronavirus. Some classes have components which cannot be conducted online and will meet in person.
UH employees are encouraged to review two new documents (being implemented while under review by the union) and talk to their supervisor and administrators about working from home.