In his junior year at UH Hilo, Raiatea Arcuri is producing award winning photos while studying business.
Geography student Jesse Tabor is doing bee research with his mentor Jonathan Koch (a UH Hilo alumnus now a post doc at his alma mater). The research—identifying habitats of nonnative and native bees—could prove to be critical to preserving Hawai‘i native bee populations.
Celebrating National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, 2019, there were informational tables set up on the Campus Center Plaza, and a photo booth, games, food and “Coming Out Open Mic” fun inside the center.
The UH Hilo Keaholoa STEM Scholars Program is part of a federal program designed to increase the number of Native Hawaiians and other minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Students in the program engage in scientifically rigorous research that is grounded in indigenous or native cultural practices and knowledge.
In a new hybrid system, students in the counseling psychology graduate program who live on Hawai‘i Island receive their classroom learning in a more traditional way, while students on neighbor islands now have access through a videoconferencing system.
A scholar in settler colonial studies, Leanne Day says whatever the medium, whether it is a book or slam poetry, she hopes her students will be inspired to engage in critical self-reflection.
Christofer Churchill is an Ojai-based artist working primarily in painting, collage, and drawing. His works are often filled with vibrant and saturated color with overlaid lines and scrawls that loosely depict landscapes, faces, and other organic forms.
Faculty, staff, and administrators from both campuses were invited to share their insights, concerns, and vision of the future for Hawai‘i Island’s students.
Students and faculty of Chinese Studies presented calligraphy, language, paper crafts, dances, singing, opera, poems, stories, martial arts, taiji, and a lion dance!
The lead investigators of the project, horticultural researchers Sharad Marahatta and Norman Arancon, say the findings could benefit local farmers and the entire agricultural community of Hawai‘i.