Weekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff, Sept. 6, 2022

Featured in this week’s issue of Haʻilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Bonnie Irwin, Susan Jarvi, John Jacob, late Kumu Hula Edith Kanaka‘ole, Sarah Marusek, Shugeng Cao, Tracy Wiegner, Steven Colbert, Tim Grabowski, and Walter Boger.

High-roofed Performing Arts Center with monkeypod tree in foreground.
Return of the Dance Collective live performance at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center is happening Sept. 16. It will be the first live performance of the collective since 2019. (Kirsten Aoyagi/UH Hilo Stories)


Chancellor Bonnie Irwin’s September column: Dawning of a new day.

Remarks by Chancellor Irwin at 2022 Fall Welcome.

Everyone is reminded that the 10-campus UH System is tobacco free. Tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and vapes, cigarettes, cigars, pipes and all forms of smoking and chewing tobacco on UH campuses and properties are prohibited. There are no designated smoking areas. See the UH Hilo Smoke Free Campus Law.

UH students, faculty and staff have the UH Whistleblower Hotline to confidentially report violations of laws, rules, regulations and UH policies. Any member of UH or the general public may make good faith reports of misconduct. For more information go to UH News.


Return of the Dance Collective live performance at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center is happening Sept. 16. It will be the first live performance of the collective since 2019. More information.


Final Deadline to Apply for Fall 2022 Graduation, Friday, Sept. 9.

Last Day to Exercise Credit/No Credit, Friday, Sept. 9.

Last Day to Submit Auditor’s Form, Friday, Sept. 9.


Presentation: “Rat Lungworm Disease: Advances in Research and Education” by Susan Jarvi, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, and John Jacob, Post-Doctoral Researcher in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Friday, Sept. 9 at 12:00 p.m., Hale Kiho‘iho‘i Classroom LH-A at the college and via Zoom. Meeting ID: 914 9207 3099, Passcode: 183881

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


The design is unveiled for U.S. coin honoring Edith Kanakaʻole. The award-winning composer who taught at Hawai‘i Community College and UH Hilo, is one of five American women to be minted on new quarters as part of the 2023 honorees for the American Women Quarters™ Program.

Sarah Marusek, Professor of Political Science, received the Gherardi Davis Prize for her co-edited volume, Flags, Color, and the Legal Narrative: Public Memory, Identity, and Critique, from the Flag Research Center that aims to promote advancement of knowledge and understanding on the use of “symbols to express political, cultural, and social ideals through flags and flag-related material culture.”

Shugeng Cao, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, is the co-author of “Fusarium fruiting body microbiome member Pantoea agglomerans inhibits fungal pathogenesis by targeting lipid rafts,” (May 2022) published in Nature Microbiology.

Faculty and Staff

Congratulation to all UH Hilo 2022 Tenure and Promotion recipients.

Human Resources

The Employee Self Service (ESS) through PeopleSoft is now available to all UH employees. ESS provides access to personal details and employment information, including payroll notification forms (PNFs), current and historical employment, and links to Hawai`i Information Portal for payroll information and Office of Human Resources Portal.


UH Hilo marine scientists are collaborating with colleagues in Alaska to discover common ground on climate adaptation. Professor Tracy Wiegner, Associate Professor Steven Colbert, Adjunct Associate Professor Tim Grabowski (a unit leader with the U.S. Geological Survey-Hawai‘i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit in Hilo), along with graduate student Walter Boger visited multiple sites during a trip to Alaska over the summer.


Sodexo’s Family Dinners are back! See the Sept. 7 and 9 menus online. Place orders on the GET app or email uhhdine@hawaii.edu. No phone orders accepted.

Vulcan Athletics

UH Hilo holds blessing for newly renovated soccer, softball, and tennis facilities.

Group photo of dignitaries attending event.
Attending the blessing of UH Hilo’s newly renovated athletics facilities on Sept. 2, 2022, are front row, left to right, State Rep. Chris Todd, State Rep. Mark Nakashima, State Rep. Sylvia Luke, State Sen. Lorraine Inouye, UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin, State Rep. Richard Onishi, UH Hilo Director of Athletics Pat Guillen, and UH Hilo Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Farrah-Marie Gomes. Back row, left to right, Vulcan Booster Club President Keene Fujinaka, Vulcan Booster Club Board Member Jordan Chernesky, and Vulcan Booster Club Secretary Steven Sylvester. (Spencer Honda/UH Hilo Athletics)

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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