UH Hilo Quintessential University Citizen: Norman Arancon, internationally recognized horticulturalist and “triple threat” thespian

Associate Professor Arancon is well known on the south side of campus for his lively horticulture classes and his pioneering research in soil ecology. But on the north side of campus, around the old gym and the Performing Arts Center, he is better known for performing in campus musicals and events as a “triple threat” (accomplished singer, dancer, and actor).

UH Hilo research team surveys community college faculty to evaluate gender equity in STEM fields

A research team of UH Hilo staff, faculty, and students, along with community experts, are carrying out qualitative and quantitative research across the seven UH community colleges to evaluate gender equity in STEM. Survey results thus far show salaries and wages are insufficient, but coaching and mentoring is effective in helping new faculty navigate the system.