Among the 2019 cohort of 29 recipients, UH Hilo students Kiaria “Zoi” Nakamura, Zyrill Dane Dela Cruz, and Mika Odaira receive Regent and Presidential Scholarships awarded by the UH System.
Associate Professor of Geography Ryan Perroy won The ‘Ōhi‘a Challenge with his innovative use of drones and remote sensing devices to detect Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death, a fungus decimating Hawaiian forests. The competition was sponsored by Conservation X Labs, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, the National Invasive Species Council Secretariat, and the National Park Service.
As part of a panel convened at the National Assembly of South Korea, UH Hilo Associate Professor of Political Science Su-Mi Lee discussed how China, Japan, Korea and the United States perceive China’s Belt and Road Initiative and a proposed trade bloc.
At the 42nd Annual HOSA – Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, Daniel Kimura received Top 10 honors in Medical Terminology. Travis Taylor was one of the first finalists to receive Top 20 honors for his work in Human Heredity.
The traditional Kīpaepae Ho‘onoho (welcoming ceremony) was held on the UH Hilo campus this morning for Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin. A Kīpaepae Ho‘oku‘u (releasing ceremony) was also performed for Marcia Sakai, who served as interim chancellor since 2017.
Noted accomplishments for the year: the university launched a new certificate in data science, established a new aeronautical sciences degree program, and the doctor of nursing practice program was granted permanent status.
The names were selected by Hawaiian immersion students during the groundbreaking A Hua He Inoa pilot nomenclature project started last year through ‘Imiloa, the UH Hilo astronomy center.
As a teacher at Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Lahaina at Lahaina Intermediate, she’s proud to teach ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi on the campus she once attended.