Weekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff, Jan. 18, 2022

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Kotaro Yogi, Jazmine Panelo, Tracy Wiegner, Steve Colbert, and Kamalei Purdy.

Two women on waste water platform.
A group of UH Hilo researchers, their students, and community partners have published information that is imperative to improving overall water quality on Hawai‘i Island. Above, UH Hilo then-graduate student Jazmine Panelo (right), now a research assistant and lead author of the study, collaborated with staff from the Hawai‘i Water Supply Company to collect wastewater samples from the Waikoloa Village treatment plant in effort to document nutrient pollution sources in Pau‘oa Bay, West Hawai‘i, in 2017. (Department of Marine Science/UH Hilo)


The UH Board of Regents meets virtually Thursday, Jan. 20, at 8:30 a.m. The agenda and materials are available here. The meeting may be viewed via the livestream pilot project.

UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan.

Community Outreach

The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy shares the following webinars produced by student pharmacists under the supervision of faculty:

Covid Updates

GetVaccinated UHCOVID-19 Booster and Testing On-Campus Clinic:

    • The COVID-19 booster is available for employees and all students this Friday, Jan. 21, noon to 4:00 p.m, University Classroom Building, room 127, on a first-come, first-served basis. Email uhhcovid@hawaii.edu with your request. Be sure to bring your valid State ID, medical insurance card, and vaccination card to verify previous doses. Employees seeking their first series of vaccinations or COVID testing may also attend. This clinic is also for student testing so please plan accordingly. Everyone’s patience is appreciated.

External Testing Option for Employees and Students:

    • Clinical Labs statewide. PCR testing. Registration required. Testing by online appointment only; walk-ins not accepted. This program has been extended to February 28, 2022.

Continue to stay informed through the UH Hilo COVID-19 webpage and the UH System COVID-19 webpage for information and advisories, including the updated interim UH COVID-19 Guidelines and updated interim UH Hilo COVID-19 Guidelines.


Last Day to Register or Add a Class for Spring 2022, Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Owing Tuition, Tuesday, Jan. 18.


University Forum, Wednesday, Jan. 19, Noon to 1:00 p.m, via Zoom. Meeting ID: 940 7784 0342; Passcode: 609147.

“Decolonization through Language Revitalization” by UH Hilo graduate student Kotaro Yogi, Thursday, Jan. 20, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., via Zoom. Passcode: 616690. Presented as part of the International Speaker Series sponsored by International Student Services and the United Nations Association-USA-Hawai‘i Island Chapter.

For more info on events, see UH Hilo Calendar of Events.


UH Hilo marine scientists identify sources of pollution in coastal waters off West Hawai‘i. Lead author of the study is research assistant and UH Hilo alumna Jazmine Panelo. Heading the research team were co-authors and marine scientists Tracy Wiegner and Steve Colbert from the Department of Marine Science at UH Hilo.

Word of the Week

Above, Join Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language student Kamalei Purdy for a lesson on the Hawaiian word of the week. “Aloha ‘ōlelo” is the desire to uplift the status of a language. Hua Maka is a weekly video series produced by the college and edited by the UH Hilo Office of University Relations.

In fall and spring semesters, 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. 

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