At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Tino Wells is working on machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, or AI, that involves the development of computer programs that can access data and use it to learn for themselves. The know-how on researching and creating those computer programs is the skill set the national lab values in Wells.
The “Jan Ken Po” collection also includes work by several students and recent graduates of the UH Hilo art program. In conjunction with the exhibit, jurist Margot Ray’s own artwork is on display at Wailoa’s Fountain Gallery with a collection of her prints and mixed media works on canvas.
The piece, by Laurie Sumiye, depicts Haumea, Hawaiian Earth Mother and Creation Goddess (ancestor to all indigenous Hawaiians) and is modeled after Native Hawaiian scientist and UH Hilo alumna Narrissa Spies.
Five UH Hilo alumni have been selected to be assistant language teachers for the Japan Exchange and Teaching program sponsored by the government of Japan. The teachers will be placed at locations in Japan including Hokkaido, Shizuoka, Fukuoka, and Okinawa.
As a Red Cross volunteer, Marilani Maricel went where she was needed in early September: North Carolina. The job as a shelter volunteer is physical and can be demanding at times, but the UH Hilo office worker says she would do it again in a heartbeat.
Christofer Churchill is an Ojai-based artist working primarily in painting, collage, and drawing. His works are often filled with vibrant and saturated color with overlaid lines and scrawls that loosely depict landscapes, faces, and other organic forms.
Services of the Hale Pa‘i ‘Ai food pantry are available to any UH Hilo student in need of food assistance.
On a routine summer expedition to do an annual survey of the reef at French Frigate Shoals, UH marine scientists made two unexpected discoveries: a demolished reef and an invasive alga.
The lead investigators of the project, horticultural researchers Sharad Marahatta and Norman Arancon, say the findings could benefit local farmers and the entire agricultural community of Hawai‘i.
In a collaborative program between UH Hilo and Kamehameha Schools, several dozen first graders visited the university’s Agricultural Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa six times over the summer to learn about agriculture.