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2019 Matthew Therrien Awardee

Kiaria Nakamura UH Hilo English major Kiaria Zoi Nakamura receives 2019 Matthew Therrien Award. Learn more about Kiaria's story.

UH Hilo English major studies abroad in Sweden

Anya Benevides Anya Benavides writes in the "Study Abroad Newsletter" about her journey in Sweden. Read about Anya's Journey.

UH Hilo English major studies abroad in England

Teri Teri Pinyerd recalls her memories in the "Study Abroad Newsletter" about the semester she spent in England. Read about Teri's Adventure.

UH Hilo students use the ancient art of rhetoric to promote modern energy policy

Students The students in each class were organized into five teams to produce informational team abstracts and videos on local environmental themes. Learn more about their project.

Publication of new book from UH Hilo professor

Seri greets  Mrs. Keum Soon Lauder UH Hilo English professor, Seri Luanphinith, writes new book that explores the history of Korean immigrants to Hawai'i Island. Read about Dr. Luanphinith's book.

Students prepare for TESOL Certificate

TESOL Students TESOL certificate gives students the ability to teach English as a second/foreign language to a variety of language learners. Learn more about the TESOL journey.

UH Hilo students gain real world experience in South Korea

Student UH Hilo students going to South Korea to showcase program teaching English as a second language.Read about Asia's experience.

Children's Literature of Hawai'i event at UH Hilo

Conference Children's Literature of Hawaiʻi is a biennial conference that brings together community members and creators for a day of events that celebrate creativity in children's literature. Learn more about the event.

UH Hilo English major receives award for 2018

Savannah UH Hilo English major Savannah Directo receives the 2018 Matthew Somchai Therrien Memorial Award. Hear more about Savannah's achievement.

UH Hilo students publish anthology on climate change

Anthology An English major at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo has published an anthology of climate-themed stories written by fellow classmates. Learn about the process of how these students made the anthology.

UH Hilo English majors present research papers at conference in Rome, Italy

Rome The students—U‘ilani Dasalla, Tynsl Kailimai, Ciarra-Lynn Parinas, and Leomanaolamaikalani Peleiholani-Blankenfeld—presented their research papers at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences conference in Rome. Read more about their journey to Rome.

Hawai‘i poets give readings at UH Hilo and Hawai‘i CC

Poets Poets Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono, Christy Passion, and Jean Yamasaki Toyama recently visited Hilo, where poetry lovers and history buffs gathered to hear the authors read selected works about a milestone event in Hawai‘i. Read about the poets.

UH Hilo English department hosts international conference

Presenters The conference, Narratives of Place in Literature, Film, and Folklore, covered important areas in English studies both nationally and internationally. Read more about the conference.

UH Hilo English major receives award for 2017

Kylee UH Hilo English major Kylee Sullivan receives the 2017 Matthew Somchai Therrien Memorial Award. Read about Kylee's story.

UH Hilo English major receives award for 2016

Moniz The Department of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo recently announced that English major Ariel Moniz will receive the Spring 2016 The Matthew Somchai Therrien Memorial Award for Excellence in Writing. Read about Ariel's story.

First Matthew Somchai Therrien Memorial Award received

Nelson Nelson is the first recipient of the recently established $500 annual award that recognizes an outstanding UH Hilo student majoring in English. Read Nelson's story.

Interview with UH Hilo Professor Mark Panek

Mark Panek Mark Panek is a Hilo-based scholar and author and a professor of English. He is the author of two books on sumo: Gaijin Yokozuna: A Biography of Chad Rowan (A Latitude 20 Book) and Big Happiness: The Life and Death of a Modern Hawaiian Warrior. Learn more about Panek's story.

UH Hilo professor publishes modern day Hawaiʻi book

Book University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Associate Professor Mark Panek published his third book, Hawaiʻi. Read more about the book.