UH Hilo English instructor Patsy Iwasaki tells the story of an immigrant plantation laborer who was lynched in 1889 in the town of Honoka‘a on Hawai‘i Island. The anti-Asian issues surrounding Katsu Goto’s life and death are relevant today even after 130 years.
The purpose of the app is to help develop the capacity of agritourism in Hawai‘i by connecting visitors and residents to agricultural activities such as farm tours, farmers’ markets, agricultural festivals and events.
UH Hilo Professor of Biology Rebecca Ostertag is one of world’s leading authorities on restoration ecology. She is developing a unique hybrid restoration technique for native forests that uses native and non-native species in mixtures to keep out highly invasive species.
Marine scientist John Burns and collaborators hope to develop the platform into one of the world’s most advanced underwater observatories.
Karla Hayashi says literacy is not just about language and composition, it’s about how to use skills and knowledge to make effective change for the better.
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.