For her master’s thesis, nine-year ‘Imiloa veteran Emily Peavy conducted research on the efficacy of two different styles of teaching the public in a planetarium setting: interactive with a presenter, and passive with a movie. Participants in the study rated the educational and entertainment value of these two forms of programming.
Assistant Professor Justina Mattos’s passion about educating students—from grade school to university—has brought her recognition from the Chancellor’s Executive Council as a UH Hilo Quintessential University Citizen.
Now a research specialist at the Catalina Sky Survey in AZ, UH Hilo alumnus Theodore Pruyne discovered the second closest object on record to graze by Earth and not impact, a close approach that happened only about seven hours after discovery.
New faculty and staff were welcomed to the UH Hilo campus at the 2020 Spring Welcome event, Jan. 30.
“Exhibiting is one of the important aspects of being a student artist and the Honolulu printmakers exhibition is a great opportunity for our students to show their work alongside professional artists,” says UH Hilo master printer Assoc. Prof. Jon Goebel.
The American Kinesiology Association’s Inclusive Excellence Award recognizes academic programs that exemplify the core principles of inclusive excellence and diversity. The 2019-2020 award honors the commitment of the UH Hilo program to inclusiveness through its recruitment, retention, hiring, curriculum development, and administrative structure.
In his keynote address, NASA Astronaut R. Shane Kimbrough spoke about the special connection between himself and Ellison Onizuka.
Despite warnings about serious health risks, Hawai‘i high school students vape at twice the national rate—experts say this may be due to the large amount of radio advertising by the tobacco industry. A group of health students from UH Hilo are taking on the information battle with radio spots, a video, and informational materials for parents.
Paula Gealon is responsible for all extramural awards to UH Hilo, and has been at the task for 20 years this April. She is highly respected among faculty and administrators for her knowledge of grant processes and practices—one researcher calls her “the great navigator and translator of it all.”
According to university administrators, one factor in the recent success in enrollment is EAB, a nationally recognized student recruitment company.