Weekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff, Jan. 17, 2023

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Tyler Ogawa, Bonnie Irwin, Miriam Mobley Smith, and Christopher Lauer.

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Akamai Internship Program: Application period is now open for paid summer internships in STEM work. Above, Tyler Ogawa, born and raised in Hilo, was an Akamai intern in 2022 at the Gemini Observatory where his project was titled “Looking for Unresolved Companions of Low-Mass Wide Binaries in TESS Light Curves.” He is a 2019 graduate of Waiakea High School and is currently majoring in astronomy at UH Hilo. (Photo courtesy Akamai Internship Program)


Read Chancellor Bonnie Irwin’s January column: Our priorities at the 2023 State Legislature.

Miriam Mobley Smith, interim dean of UH Hilo’s pharmacy college, receives national leadership award.

UH Board of Regents meets Thursday, Jan. 19, 9:45 a.m., UH West O‘ahu campus. Agenda and materials. Meeting also livestream.


January 17, 2023:

  • Last Day to Register or Add a Class.
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Owing Tuition.
  • Last Day to Submit a Change of Major Request to Office of the Registrar.


UH Hilo’s Performing Arts Center’s spring 2023 events: Dance, music, puppetry, all LIVE performances!

Blackout Poetry and National Day of Racial Healing, Tuesday, Jan. 17, noon to 2:00 p.m., University Classroom Building, room 127. Registration encouraged.

“Detection and analysis of populations using eDNA and eRNA: current applications and possibilities for the future,” by Caren Goldberg, associate professor, Washington State University. Jan. 18, 3:00 p.m., via Zoom. Meeting ID: 913 2525 2628, Passcode: TCBES.

“Why the idea of ‘Western’ Philosophy is a Racist Myth,” by Christopher Lauer, UH Hilo professor of philosophy, Jan. 19, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., via Zoom. Passcode: 891058. Sponsored by UH Hilo International Speaker Series.

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


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



Akamai Internship Program: Application period now open for paid summer internships in STEM work.

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. 

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