“Societal and cultural factors likely play a much larger role in military suicides than the military-specific factors of combat trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder, per se,” says Professor of Psychology Chris Frueh.
The project is significant to UH Hilo because Hawai‘i Island was chosen as a primary training location for thousands of Peace Corps volunteers in the 1960s and the university’s precursor—UH-Hilo Branch—contributed greatly to the training program.
A study of pandemic-driven changes in non-commercial fishing in Hawai’i led to discovering catch photos posted to social media quickly and accurately captured changes in fishing habits.
The year-long program includes several in-person meetings each month at the UH Hilo campus, where participants receive regular health monitoring and personal counseling.
Edith Kekuhikuhipu‘uone o nā ali‘i o Kohala Kanaka‘ole was an Indigenous Hawaiian composer, chanter, dancer, kumu hula and a venerated cultural icon who taught at UH Hilo in the 1970s.
The study sought to determine if the sewage from the homes in Puakō, Hawai‘i Island, was reaching the nearshore coral reef.
The authors find that the biological potential of ʻūhaloa (Waltheria indica) metabolites supports the traditional use of the plant for the treatment of inflammatory-related disorders.
The summit drew educators from 14 U.S. states and Guam (representing 25 languages) and federal officials from the Office of Indian Education to discuss the achievements and challenges of Native American language medium programs.