The newest Vulcans are enjoying four days of activities, workshops, fairs, van tours, target shuttles, and various socials to create a connection with the UH Hilo community.
Chun will oversee relevant UH programs to ensure recognition of Maunakea’s natural, cultural, educational and scientific resources and will report directly to UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin.
The name of the telescope instrument, Nāmakanui (The Big Eyes), to be installed at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Maunakea, refers to the three individual receivers that make up the instrument, each of which Kimura named after three red-colored, big-eyed species of nocturnal fish: ‘Ū‘ū, ‘Āweoweo, and ‘Ala‘ihi.
Foremost expert on Hawaiian language, Larry Kimura, and the executive director of an observatory atop Maunakea, Doug Simons, compare the first 11 lines of The Kumulipo creation chant to astronomy theories on the origins of the Universe.
As a teacher at Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Lahaina at Lahaina Intermediate, she’s proud to teach ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi on the campus she once attended.
Astronomers collaborated with Larry Kimura, renowned UH Hilo Hawaiian language professor and cultural practitioner, for the Hawaiian naming of the black hole.
A delegation from UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College visited The Evergreen State College in Washington state to talk about modeling an indigenous arts program after Evergreen’s Indigenous Arts Campus and Native Programs curriculum.
Tifaine Crivello hopes that applying tradition and culture to modern medical practices will help preserve and honor her heritage.
Prof. Barkhoff was honored for his great contribution to curriculum development in the UH Hilo kinesiology and excercise sciences program and for inspiring dozens of undergraduates to collaborate in sports science research. His papers at conferences in Polynesia have introduced the integration of kinesiology in the context of island cultures and in particular indigenous and Native Hawaiian knowledge and belief systems.
The moth study is unique and includes behavioral, larval, and expert genetic analyses, making it an especially comprehensive species description. The scientific names assigned to the moth species were decided after careful deliberation and consultation with Hawaiian cultural advisory group.