Weekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff, Oct. 25, 2022

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): David Lassner, Wesley Sumida, Karen Pellegrin, and Leoshina Kariha.

Graphics of skulls and orange flowers, excerpt of flyer: Advising Spooktacular, October 21, 9am to noon, Campus Center Plaza, Meet with faculty and learn about spring courses and programs!
UH Hilo’s Advising Spooktacular, Monday, Oct. 31, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Campus Center Plaza. Join the UH Hilo ‘ohana for some Halloween fun—candy, raffle, a costume contest and more!

Administration

UH President David Lassner’s report to the Board of Regents, Oct. 20, 2022.

UH enrollment dips as graduation rates, first-time students rise.

Community Outreach

UH Hilo pharmacy college receives grant to further address statewide health disparities. Associate Professor Wesley Sumida and Director of Continuing and Distance Education and Strategic Planning Karen Pellegrin are heading the project aimed to develop a statewide infrastructure to correct existing health disparities with medication use among Hawai‘i’s Indigenous populations.

Deadline

Last Day to Drop a Class Online without “W,” Monday, Oct. 31.

Events

University Forum, Wednesday, Oct. 26, noon to 1:00 p.m., via Zoom. Meeting ID: 955 0854 5862; Passcode: 710671.

“A New Perspective on the Intersection of Disability and Sex Discrimination,” Wednesday, Oct. 26, noon to 1:00 p.m., via Zoom. Registration required. Presented as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Keung Hung Visiting Artist’s Talk, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., University Classroom Building, room 100. (See story: Visiting artist Hung Keung coming to UH Hilo.)

United Nations Day, Friday, Oct. 28, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Library Lanai.

Department of English presents a Brown Bag event with Comics Creator Christopher Caravalho, Friday, Oct. 28, 11:00 a.m. to noon, via Zoom. (See story: Upcoming lecture by “creative genius” Christopher Caravalho.)

UH Hilo’s Advising Spooktacular, Monday, Oct. 31, 9:00 a.m. to noon, Campus Center Plaza. Join your UH Hilo ‘ohana for some Halloween fun—candy, raffle, a costume contest and more!

Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science program presents Research Seminar Series: Applied Insect Conservation, Monday, Oct. 31, 3-4 p.m., via Zoom. Passcode: TCBES.

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

Faculty

UH Hilo will receive $532K in state funds for 12 faculty positions at the university’s School of Nursing. The statewide initiative, which Gov. David Ige included in his budget request to the state legislature that lawmakers approved during the 2022 legislative session, will help UH graduate more nurses to meet the workforce demands of the state.

Services

See Sodexo’s Family Dinner menu for Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 26 and 28. Order by email at uhhdine@hawaii.edu or the GET mobile app.

Students

Through an internship in U.S. congressman’s Hilo office, Leoshina Kariha hopes to gain experience working within government and apply it to a future position with the government of her homeland Papua New Guinea.


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.