With her first novel just published, Instructor of English Susan Wackerbarth is an example of how passion for one’s craft, combined with hard work and dedication, can get you where you want to go. She stands as an inspiration to her students.
Professor Celia Bardwell-Jones stresses the need for “a paradigm shift in how we see, view, and talk about nature.”
Larry Kimura, an associate professor of Hawaiian language and Hawaiian studies at UH Hilo, was thrilled when he was approached to name the new discovery: “It’s an exciting discovery because we’ve always asked the question, ‘Is there life out there?’”
Despite dance instructor Kea Kapahua’s years of training and teaching, moving her dance classes online was not something that came naturally. But she’s up for the challenge this fall, fearlessly teaching her students completely through virtual platforms.
Prof. Marshall: “Conversations at UH Hilo around Black Lives Matter are crucial.” By engaging with art, he says, the UH Hilo community can elevate collective literacy and empathy around the issues which movements like Black Lives Matter bring to the forefront of consciousness.
Amir Mohammadian, assistant professor of economics who teaches the course, says he is not surprised that in this volatile and often-confusing era, students want to learn how economic systems work.
UH Hilo welcomed 11 new faculty and staff at a virtual Fall Welcome event on August 19, 2020, via Zoom.