“The future of our island and our state is in good hands with these remarkable graduates.” -Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin
Master printmaker Jon Goebel and marine scientist John Burns have teamed up to create an eye-catching, greatly enlarged (80,000 times larger than life), yet anatomically correct sculpture of a coral colony. The project is meant to spark a perceptual shift in the significance that corals play in the ocean’s ecosystem.
The UH Hilo community is stepping up to take responsibility for their own health and safety and act in a manner that demonstrates respect and care for the health and safety of others in our ‘ohana.
Associate Professor Kekoa Harman says students being at home with family while doing online learning of the Hawaiian language gives them more familial context, fostering their abilities to bond with the language in new ways.
Most courses at UH Hilo are remote, but an exception was made for the laboratory component of biology, chemistry, geology, marine science and nursing classes. The strictest of health and safety protocols are practiced at all times.
A social media campaign was launched this morning on Hawai‘i Island to help normalize wearing masks. Using the hash tag #ourkuleana (responsibility), the campaign encourages people to post a black and white selfie wearing a face mask.