Currently, the research team is studying the humpback whales now in waters off Maui. During summers, the team examines the same individual whales in feeding grounds off Southeast Alaska.
Once a Hawaiian language student at UH Hilo, Kainani Kahaunaele is now a lecturer at the university’s Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language. She’s also a highly successful musician and four-time Na Hoku Hanohano award winner.
Ken Hon, a geology professor in the Department of Geology from 1997 to 2020, served as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs for the final three years of his tenure at UH Hilo. His research on lava-flow inflation and the importance of shear rates in determining lava-flow morphology are foundational for understanding the hazards and behavior of basaltic volcanoes.
Dean of UH Hilo’s College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management: Ultimately, revitalizing Hawaiʻi’s agriculture will depend on strong and productive relationships among farmers, consumers, agricultural scientists, and governmental and non-governmental agencies related to food production and distribution.
In a collaboration with Chaminade University of Honolulu, UH Hilo supports an online data analytics course with university students from Hawai‘i and 10 other alliance partners located throughout the U.S.-affiliated Pacific.
Professor of Japanese Studies Yoshiko Okuyama’s book, Reframing Disability in Manga, examines the representation of disability in Japanese graphic novels.
The session is organized by two students of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Debra Towell and Olatunji Gbadebo, under the supervision of Associate Professor Roy Goo.
The online courses, scheduled for the spring 2021 semester, will provide an opportunity for island executives and managers to participate in international networking and relationship-building.