Weekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff, March 15, 2022

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): UH Board of Regents, Elliott Parsons, Stan Nakanishi, and Ka‘awaloa Kaua‘ula.

Elliot Parsons pictured.
Elliot Parsons, affiliate faculty with the tropical conservation biology and environmental science program, will give a presentation on the management of Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a, on March 21. Details below. (Archive photo by Raiatea Arcuri)


The UH Board of Regents meets virtually Thursday, March 17, at 9:00 a.m. Agenda and materials are available online. And the meeting may be viewed online.

A special BOR meeting will be held virtually Friday, March 18, at 9:00 a.m. The agenda and materials are available for viewing online. And the special meeting may be viewed here.

Campus Community

Help improve campus connection to one another, the sense of community and shared purpose. Take the Action Plan Employee Survey and be a part of the movement and change. The University Relations Action Plan Team looks forward to your input and feedback. Mahalo nui.

Community Outreach

UH Hilo offers program to prevent diabetes through lifestyle changes.

Public feedback needed for update to Maunakea management plan.

Covid Updates

COVID-19 Booster and Testing On-Campus Clinic

      • Note time change for this Friday’s clinic, March 18, noon to 2:00 p.m., University Classroom Building, room 127. Email uhhcovid@hawaii.edu with request. Bring valid state identification, medical insurance card, and vaccination card to verify previous doses. This clinic is also for student testing.

External Testing Option for Employees and Students

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 GuidelinesUH COVID-19 Dashboards, and updated interim UH Hilo COVID-19 Guidelines.


“Embracing Change in the Anthropocene: From Stationarity to Directed Ecological Communities. Pu‘uwa‘awa‘a Management as Seen Through the RAD Framework,” with Elliott Parsons, affiliate faculty at the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science program. Monday, March 21, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., via Zoom. Passcode: RAD.

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


Neurobiologist Stan Nakanishi, Hilo High grad to tenure at UH Hilo. At the foundation of Associate Prof. Nakanishi’s teaching and research is an ethos of always connecting culture and community in his work. “There are lots of interconnections among people, ideas, and goals. Just acknowledging and appreciating those connections has some benefit.”


Graduate Thesis/Dissertation to Committee deadline, Tuesday, March 15.

Graduate Students’ Deadline to Apply for Spring 2022 Graduation, Tuesday, March 15.

Spring Break

Spring Recess is now underway, ends Friday, March 18.

Word of the Week

Above, join Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language student Ka‘awaloa Kaua‘ula for a lesson on the Hawaiian word of the week. “Nowelo” is the road running in the middle of UH Hilo. 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.