An award-winning composer and former instructor at Hawai‘i Community College and UH Hilo, Edith Kanaka‘ole will be one of five American women to be minted on new quarters next year.
Associate Professor of Education Tobias Irish educates his students to be culturally responsive teachers in Hawai’i schools.
Kekoa Harman, associate professor of Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian language at UH Hilo, shares the Hawaiian word “ao.”
At the foundation of Stan Nakanishi’s teaching and research is an ethos of always connecting culture and community in his work. “There are lots of interconnections among people, ideas, and goals. Just acknowledging and appreciating those connections has some benefit.”
Michael Marshall’s 12-panel piece, on exhibit at Fishcake gallery on O‘ahu, is eclectically influenced by the art of Claude Monet, the lyrics of Marvin Gaye, and the existential threat of climate change.
Associate Professor Cherie Chu was the first UH Hilo pharmacy alumni to sign on as full faculty and is the first to receive tenure.
Associate Professor Ayers-Kawakami says transcultural communication and responsiveness are at the core of her work at the university. As director of the UH Hilo nursing program, she is focusing on advancing teaching and ensuring the success of the school’s diverse student body.
The authors note although the collective response in believing that native species are inherently good, and non-native species must be removed to protect the integrity of a system, in many parts of the world humans and natural systems are linked and pristine landscapes are often in fact a mirage.