This week’s issue of Ha‘ilono o UH Hilo (News of UH Hilo): COVID-19 updates, new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announcement that spring 2021 semester is going online, Mookini Library launches chat service, more!
UH Hilo alumna E’Lisa Lee studied astronomy at the Hawaiʻi Island campus. She helped carry out the observations for the study while working as a telescope operator.
Michael Childers started at UH Hilo as a student in the late 1980s and then earned his master of education in educational technology from UH Mānoa in 2012 (while working full time at UH Hilo). He was a long-time participant and mentor in the Marine Option Program at UH Hilo and statewide.
The findings of the study led by Trisha Atwood and published in Science Advances, challenge a two-decades-long perception that predators were the most likely group to fall victim to mass extinction.
The local fellowship program cultivates Hawai‘i leaders with the skills to collectively affect societal change.
Even with arrival of the coronavirus disruption and the development of a “new normal,” the university had an immensely successful 2019-2020 academic year, filled with accomplishments, accolades, milestones, and celebrations.
Melia Takakusagi, from Eleʻele, Kauaʻi, earned a bachelor of science in cell and molecular biology from UH Hilo. She is now one of the first students welcomed to the UH Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine Class of 2024.