Exhibit connects UH Hilo community to the anthropology dept. collections, which consist of archaeological, anthropological, and historical materials excavated and collected since the 1950s.
Almost 700 students petitioned for degrees and/or certificates and for various post-graduate credentials, including the university’s first graduates of the aeronautical sciences program.
Baseball’s Casey Yamauchi and women’s soccer’s Jodi Lillie were named male and female Athletes of the Year, respectively, with women’s soccer tabbed as Vulcan Team of the Year.
Honorees were those who won UH System and UH Hilo awards given out annually for extraordinary contributions to campus, retirees of last year, and those at UH Hilo for milestone decades.
It was a day of celebration and reverence for the beloved Kumu Edith Kanaka‘ole, who played a pivotal role in laying the foundation for Hawaiian studies programs in higher education and throughout the community.
In the sociology course “Food and Society,” students study food insecurity (a lack of access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life) and that theme was prominent at their teach-in event.
Students who attended Māla Day participated in hands-on, culturally relevant work and experienced giving back to the earth.
Founder of UH Hilo’s bee program Lorna Tsutsumi says just having a large community-based group—local donors, farmers, chefs—come together to celebrate beekeeping students was a big part of the event.