Weekly Newsletter for Faculty & Staff, Oct. 27, 2020

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Michael Taylor, John Burns, Kekoa Harman, Efrin Ruiz, more!

In fall and spring, this newsletter is a weekly e-blast of news and information for faculty and staff, produced by University Relations, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  

What does #VulcanPride mean to you?

Covid Updates

Continue to stay informed through the UH Hilo COVID-19 webpage  and UH Hilo Quarantine FAQ page for up-to-date information and advisories, which now includes the Student Fees Information for 2020 Fall Semester. Information can also be found on the UH System COVID-19 page.


Grid of people on Zoom call.
“I had so much fun talking story with the student fundraisers for the UH Foundation annual calling campaign (Oct 14). Lots of good stories to tell about our campus and the educational experiences we provide students!”-Chancellor Irwin (second row from bottom, second from left)

Message to Faculty and Staff: Annual UH Foundation calling campaign underway.


Red-roofed UH Hilo College of Business and Economics, covered walkway into the entrance.
College of Business and Economics

UH Hilo students take online finance class with classmates located in Asia and North America


Efren Ruiz
Efren Ruiz
Kekoa Harman
Kekoa Harman
John Burns
John Burns

John H.R. Burns is collaborating with Aqualink to test and deploy its Smart Buoy system and develop protocols to help monitor its coral reef areas.

Kekoa Harman finds teaching ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i online is a richer learning process.

Professor Efren Ruiz believes online teaching strategies strengthen mathematics education.

Three pharmacy students received awards at the 2020 Hawai‘i Pharmacists Association’s General Membership Virtual Meeting held Oct. 24.

  • Christina Method, Experiential Support Specialist, Pharmacy Technician of the Year
  • Jarred Prudencio, Assistant Professor and Chief of Experientials, Distinguished Young Pharmacist
  • Sheri Tokumaru, Associate Professor and Director of Interprofessional Education and Development, Pharmacist of the Year.

Campus Engagement

Flyer: Anti-Stigma Project Help to stop the stigma on our campus by contributing to anti-stigma campaign project! Let's spread the word that mental health matter and we are campus that cares!

UH Hilo community is invited to contribute to campaign to stop stigma about mental health services.

Supporting Student Success

Faculty are asked to encourage their students to watch the new weekly video series by StudentLingo, brought to UH Hilo by the Division of Student Affairs. This week’s topic is “How Your Personality May Impact Your Academic Success.” To watch, register here for a free account.

Vulcan Athletics

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new soccer field, softball field, and multi-purpose athletic facility


For more news and events, see the UH Hilo Calendar of Events.