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.
The course is part of a workforce education program to provide inmates with vocational development and reentry skills training. Associate Professor Chris Lauer says philosophy courses develop essential, transferable skills vital to the workforce.
The researchers did the study on Kaua‘i because it is in crisis mode: bird populations are crashing due to disease and habitat loss, and with that, the species are losing their songs.
Goals of the new grant project are to reduce mental health disparities, educate students and campus community about substance use and abuse to prevent suicide, and decrease reported levels of student distress and suicidal ideation on campus.
Emphasis was on keiki activities at booths and tables where young ones could learn about sanitation practices to protect against the spread of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death fungal disease. The 3rd Annual ‘Ōhi‘a Love Fest was held at the ‘Imiloa Astonomy
At two week-long summer camp programs held at ‘Imiloa—one in June and one in July called “Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them”—campers did “insectigations” of curious creatures and their habitats.
Graduate student Koa Matsuoka was awarded Honorable Mention in the category of Graduate Student Oral Presentation; Matthew Dye received Honorable Mention in the category of Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation.
In a new video, geographer Ryan Perroy, an associate professor at UH Hilo, explains the technology he uses in his award-winning research into the spread of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death.
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.
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.