The Hawaiian Nutcracker is set in the 1800s at Hale Ali‘i, the royal palace named by Kamehameha III, with lead characters of a young David Kalākaua and Lydia Kamaka‘eha, both future monarchs of Hawai‘i. Dozens of dancers from UH Hilo, Hawai‘i Community College, and the Hawai‘i Island community will perform this adaptation of the holiday classic.
Walk through the Library Lanai and enter Mookini Library this semester and find new seating areas with furniture made from local woods, tables shaped like rivers, fabrics adorned with images of ʻōhiʻa blossoms, and the aroma of fresh brewed coffee.
Approximately 640 students received degrees and/or certificates from UH Hilo’s six colleges. I mua!
UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai hosted a celebratory event May 3 to recognize this year’s retirees and longtime employees’ service milestones.
At a gathering of family, longtime friends, and former colleagues, Fred Soriano was presented with a proclamation describing the life of an accomplished artist and sociologist who gave much to his island community.
Josh Tatofi! Music! Hula! Cultural demonstrations! Free Hawaiian food!
The students spoke with scientists, conservationists, and representatives from local environmental organizations at dozens of booths lining UH Hilo’s Campus Center Plaza and Library Lanai.
Over 1,000 school children attended to learn from 40 organizations from around the state who set up interactive displays and booths across campus, plus a variety of workshops and speakers.