The extraordinary talent, diversity, and inspiration of these fine scholars are beautifully captured in this photo essay of fall commencement by Bob Douglas.
The art exhibit is sponsored by the UH Hilo art and philosophy departments in collaboration with the Volcano Art Center where the show is being held Sept. 11 through Oct. 1.
UH Hilo English instructor Patsy Iwasaki tells the story of an immigrant plantation laborer who was lynched in 1889 in the town of Honoka‘a on Hawai‘i Island. The anti-Asian issues surrounding Katsu Goto’s life and death are relevant today even after 130 years.
UH Hilo alumnus Chad Kālepa Baybayan’s work through the Polynesian Voyaging Society and UH has helped shape a new generation of navigators, educators, scientists and community stewards.
As a teenager at Hilo High, Nobel winner Jennifer Doudna’s interest in science led to an opportunity to work in a UH Hilo lab run by now-Emeritus Professor of Biology Don Hemmes. Doudna credits Hemmes with inspiring her curiosity about the living world. The rest is history.
Jim Mellon, Director of International Student Services & Intercultural Education: My experience in working with international students at UH Hilo over the past month has been one of witnessing remarkable adaptability and resilience.
Associate Professor Arancon is well known on the south side of campus for his lively horticulture classes and his pioneering research in soil ecology. But on the north side of campus, around the old gym and the Performing Arts Center, he is better known for performing in campus musicals and events as a “triple threat” (accomplished singer, dancer, and actor).
International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over three decades, where international students share their cultures through song and dance. See the shows, see the world.