In new linguistics class, students who are already highly fluent native speakers can now study their indigenous language and formal writing systems from an academic perspective.
LiAnn Yamamoto and Keola Spencer are studying at universities in Japan, and Sienna Wareham is at a university in Korea.
“On top of the intense amount of knowledge I gained, this program gave me many opportunities to network with faculty, grad students, and peers alike which I am extremely grateful for,” says marine science major Carson Green.
The White Coat Ceremony is a tradition in medical, pharmacy and other health care schools to mark the transition of students embarking on their path toward doctoral degrees.
The UH Hilo Keaholoa STEM Scholars Program is part of a federal program designed to increase the number of Native Hawaiians and other minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Students in the program engage in scientifically rigorous research that is grounded in indigenous or native cultural practices and knowledge.
In a new hybrid system, students in the counseling psychology graduate program who live on Hawai‘i Island receive their classroom learning in a more traditional way, while students on neighbor islands now have access through a videoconferencing system.
In 2018, a group of performing arts students at UH Hilo performed children’s tales for local schoolchildren, all in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language). Inspired by this and other language revitalization efforts she witnessed in Sweden, an environmental science major is producing a documentary film on the global movement to revitalize indigenous languages.
A scholar in settler colonial studies, Leanne Day says whatever the medium, whether it is a book or slam poetry, she hopes her students will be inspired to engage in critical self-reflection.
Students in three courses participated in the projects: Introduction to Rhetoric, Digital Video and Installation, and Business Planning for New Ventures.
In a life-changing experience, the students learned about culture and doing business in the heart of the European Union.