The purpose of Study Abroad Day is to celebrate and bring awareness to the benefits and impact of Study Abroad.
The videos are designed to give viewers an immersive approach to learning ‘ōlelo using common Hawaiian words and place names found in Hilo and Hawaiʻi Island.
The research of Lauren Kapono includes not only scientific discovery of the salt water limpet but also the cultural, community, and personal impacts of climate change on coastal residents.
Each video event of the series will explore a different theme and showcase five storytellers from a variety of backgrounds.
“I just want students to be successful,” says Dean of Students Chris Holland. “I want students to know that we’re here. We’re here to serve them. We’re here to support them. We’re here to help connect them.”
Once at UH Hilo, the budding anthropologist Heather Leilani Kekahuna started to learn more about her heritage, including some knowledge that had been lost to her family. “I’m now teaching things to my own family and strengthening family ties through knowledge.”
In a collaboration with Chaminade University of Honolulu, UH Hilo supports an online data analytics course with university students from Hawai‘i and 10 other alliance partners located throughout the U.S.-affiliated Pacific.
Division II honored UH Hilo student-athletes for conducting events that give back to the local community.