Orientation activities are designed for students to start long lasting connections with their peers, faculty, staff, and student support resources to ensure their academic success from day one to graduation.
Gabriela Aguilar Lawlor earned her bachelor of arts in political science, a discipline she chose because of her strong passion for international relations and human rights.
At UH Hilo 2019 Fall Commencement, approximately 170 students received degrees and/or certificates from UH Hilo’s six colleges.
UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin will deliver the keynote address at the university’s 2019 Fall Commencement; student speaker is poly-sci major and Vulcan athlete Gabriela Aguilar Lawlor.
The $31-million, 45,000-square-foot, two-story building features a unique and contemporary design with classrooms for applied learning, high-fidelity simulations, and distance audio-visual communications. There are also multiple lab spaces, a simulated pharmacy facility, faculty and staff offices, a student community center, and multiple study areas.
The Hawaiian Nutcracker is set in the 1800s at Hale Ali‘i, the royal palace named by Kamehameha III, with lead characters of a young David Kalākaua and Lydia Kamaka‘eha, both future monarchs of Hawai‘i. Dozens of dancers from UH Hilo, Hawai‘i Community College, and the Hawai‘i Island community will perform this adaptation of the holiday classic.
The students attended workshops and panel discussions and then a resource fair showcasing UH Hilo programs and support services, career possibilities, community organizations, and UH Hilo Pacific clubs.
At a public presentation, the Hawaiian language scholar and the research scientist compared the first 11 lines of an ancient Hawaiian creation chant to modern astronomical theories of the origins of the universe. The similarity between the two is astonishing.
At a workshop held on campus last Friday, astronomer Heather Kaluna and philosopher Celia Bardwell-Jones shared the example of their friendship to illustrate the value of civil discourse.
UH Hilo’s international students gathered Friday on the Library Lanai to share their countries—their achievements, characteristics, and challenges—and to get together as a community and highlight their presence on campus.