Weekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff, Jan. 24, 2023

Featured in this week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): Michael Bitter, David Lassner, and UH Hilo’s Bonner students.

Photo of two laptops with streaming games.
Video stream packages are available for 2023 baseball and softball seasons. (UH Hilo Athletics)


Michael Bitter is named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

UH President David Lassner’s report to the UH Board of Regents, Jan. 19, 2023.

UH regents approve tuition freeze followed by modest increases at four-year schools.

Nominations for the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Awards are due by Tuesday, Jan. 31. Nominations must be submitted online via this Google form for the following awards:

The UH Whistleblower Hotline is available to confidentially report violations of laws, rules, regulations and UH policies. This important resource advances the university’s commitment to encourage and enable any member of UH or the general public to make good faith reports of misconduct.

The Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) is now accepting applications for SEED Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) projects for spring semester 2023. The SEED IDEAS is open to all 10 UH campuses. Awards are used to inform the university and the broader community about the awardee’s diversity project.

 Community Outreach

WATCH: “New Beginnings,” episode 5 of UH Hilo’s storyteller series Wailau is now on video.

PODCAST: Season 3 of UH Hilo podcast Ka Leo o ka Uluau will focus on native birds. The new season will explore pilina (relationship) with the island’s native manu (birds): the places, environments, ecosystems, cultural significance, and “superpowers” of each featured species.


Deadline to Apply for Spring 2023 Graduation, Friday, Jan. 27.

Last Day to Exercise Credit/No Credit, Friday, Jan. 27.

Last Day to Submit Auditors Form, Friday, Jan. 27


University Forum, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., via Zoom. Meeting ID: 947 2660 6951, Passcode: 851326.

“A Confluence of Extremes: Trajectories and Tipping Points of Terrestrial Ecosystems,” by Michala L. Phillips, research ecologist, USGS Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3:00 p.m., via Zoom. Meeting ID: 913 2525 2628 Passcode: TCBES.

Giordano Dance Chicago, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center. Admission $30 General, $25 Discount, $15 UH Hilo/Hawaii Community College Student with valid ID / Child 17 & under. All tickets are $5 more if purchased the night of the performance.

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


UH Hilo Bonner students emerge from pandemic stronger and more skilled through working with community.

Vulcan Athletics

Video stream packages available for 2023 baseball and softball seasons.

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.