The show “Holly Jolly Holidays,” running Dec. 17-24, will celebrate the beauty of communities by sharing the joy and togetherness of many different traditions.
This semester, two in-person ceremonies will be held, both under COVID-19 safety protocols. Keynote speaker is Professor Steve Lundblad; student speaker is April Housman.
Most customers ordered online this year, but a low key plant display was set up in the breezeway at the agriculture college with poinsettia and other plants grown by students at the University Farm Laboratory in Pana‘ewa.
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.
Ka‘iu Kimura, executive director of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center at UH Hilo, will lead the conference’s first session. Larry Kimura, associate professor at UH Hilo’s College of Hawaiian Language, will discuss similarities between ancestral knowledge and modern astronomy.
ʻImiloa will present a Halloween Spooktacular Weekend featuring Halloween-themed planetarium programs, a Haunted Galaxy Gallery, Halloween Make and Take Crafts, and a Garden Scavenger Hunt.
Prof. Okuyama wrote the book on reframing disability in manga. She’ll be giving a virtual talk on manga’s portrayals of deaf characters, hosted by Cornell University, Oct. 18.
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.