Weekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff, Nov. 15, 2022

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Lillian Tuttle Raz, Peter Matlock, Taecia Yuen-sin Akana, Tiffany Edwards Hunt, Dayva Summer Escobar, Janice Ikeda, and Wendell Ing.

Lillian Tuttle Raz pictured with bay in background
Lillian Tuttle Raz, adjunct assistant professor of marine science and assistant unit leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawai‘i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit at UH Hilo, will be giving an online talk Nov. 21 on “Stewardship of Coral Reefs.” Details below.

Administration

The UH Board of Regents meets Nov. 17, 8:45 a.m., College of Pharmacy, room 101. The meeting will be livestreamed. View meeting agenda and materials online.

Nominations are being accepted for the following 2023 UH Hilo Annual and Biennial Campus Awards. Nomination deadline is Feb. 15, 2023, 4:00 p.m. Google nomination form is online. Questions may be directed to Lei Kapono.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Awards. Nominations must be submitted electronically via online Google form. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2023, for the following awards:

 Commencement

Faculty and staff are asked to RSVP online for the upcoming fall commencement ceremonies:

      • The special Alumni Commencement Ceremony is Friday, Dec. 16, 4:00 p.m., Vulcan Gym, to recognize spring, summer and fall class of 2020 and class of 2021 graduates.
      • 2022 Fall Commencement is Saturday, Dec. 17, 9:00 a.m., Vulcan Gym. Email commence@hawaii.edu with any questions.

Community

Reminder: Donations to the 2022-2023 Hawai‘i Island United Way’s Annual Workplace Campaign are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 18. Donations help those less fortunate or down on their luck in our community, nurtures individuals and families, identifies specific needs and fills them, and helps to build a safer and healthier community through agencies here on Hawai‘i Island. There is a new online donation option (enter UH Hilo as the company name). Mahalo!

Deadlines

“I” Removal Deadline: Instructor to Office of the Registrar, Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Last Day to Submit Credit-by-Exam Results to Office of the Registrar, Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Graduate Thesis/Dissertation Defense deadline, Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Events

Japanese Culture Appreciation Day, Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Campus Center Plaza.

Climate Change and Why the Bioeconomy Matters,” Peter Matlock, Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., via Zoom. Meeting ID: 974 9098 3741; Passcode: 891058

Transgender Day of Remembrance, Friday, Nov. 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Campus Center Plaza. RSVP online.

Wailau Storytelling Event, Live: “New Beginnings,” Friday, Nov. 18, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., Campus Center, room 301. RSVP online. This event’s storytellers are: Taecia Kukuikūho‘okahilehuanoka‘ala Yuen-sin Akana, Tiffany Edwards Hunt, Dayva Summer Escobar, Janice Ikeda, and Wendell Ing.

The Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science program’s Research Seminar Series presents: “Stewardship of Coral Reefs,” with Lillian Tuttle Raz, adjunct assistant professor of marine science and assistant unit leader of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawai‘i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit at UH Hilo, Monday, Nov. 21, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., via Zoom. Password: TCBES.

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

Research

Surfing scientists conduct 3D reef research at epic surf break.

Services

See Sodexo’s Family Dinner menu for Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 18. Order by email at uhhdine@hawaii.edu or the GET mobile app.


During 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.