Knope is an evolutionary ecologist specializing in speciation and extinction, specifically the generation and loss of plant and animal biodiversity in Hawai‘i and globally.
The mural, located at UH Hilo’s Hawai‘i Innovation Center in downtown Hilo, brightens a large wall facing the street with Hawaiian landscapes, historical figures, and cultural symbols.
Shugeng Cao and team are focusing their research on natural anticancer and antibacterial molecules from marine microorganisms and terrestrial fungi and bacteria.
With a focus on celebrating other cultures’ food, history, music and scenery, the activities are designed to share international education with the entire Vulcan community.
Although she misses the calm pace of island life, business major Taimane Kekauoha-Chartrand is enjoying the personal and academic development she’s gaining out of her comfort zone in South Korea.
In addition to teaching, Associate Professor Atalağ serves as the chair of the kinesiology and exercise sciences department while conducting his research into physiological markers in athletes.
Associate Professor Prudencio is focusing on the growth of curriculum at UH Hilo’s pharmacy college and on providing pharmaceutical students with field work early in their academic career.
Assistant Professor Patricia Hensley plans to build on her research and continue contributing to UH Hilo’s School of Nursing.