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.
The purpose of the project is to digitize paper files and link them to an interactive map interface so that county planners can now click on a few lines on a map on screen and access relevant files instead of having to physically pull and pore over physical paper documents.
The sighting is the culmination of years of work for conservationist Bret Nainoa Mossman, a UH Hilo alumnus who along with UH Hilo researcher Patrick Hart, a professor of biology, endured countless nights in frigid conditions on Maunakea searching for the seabirds.
Reduced crop care and investment in coffee farms brought on by economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to cause a spike in coffee leaf rust, a disease with the potential to decimate the coffee industry. Coffee leaf rust was found in Hawai‘i for the first time last fall.
Since 2019, Assistant Professor Tsutsumi has served as the equine program coordinator with the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management.
The award is given by the UH Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity, and personal values that benefit students.