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English department Recognizes 2020 Award and Scholarship Winners
The English department at UH Hilo held virtual ceremonies May 12 for its spring 2020 awards and scholarships recipients. Find out who more about the awards and recipients.
Dr. Møllegaard wins UH system 'Excellence in Teaching' award
Dr. Kirstin Møllegaard, Chair of the Department of English, received a 2020 'Excellence in Teaching' award from the UH Board of Regents. Read about Dr. Møllegard's accomplishment.
English major receives scholarship recognizing excellence in writing
Emily Burkhart's return to academic study was brought on by an intense desire to grow and push herself intellectually. Read about Emily's story.
English student’s short story published in Bamboo Ridge
UH Hilo English student’s short story published in the prestigious literary journal Bamboo Ridge Read about Asia's story.
Pacific Islander Literature a focus for new professor
English Professor Leanne Day comes back home to Hawaiʻi to teach Pacific Islander literature Read about Leanne's journey.
2019 Matthew Therrien Awardee
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 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 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
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
UH Hilo English professor, Seri Luangphinith, writes new book that explores the history of Korean immigrants to Hawaiʻi Island. Read about Dr. Luangphinith's book.
Students prepare for TESOL Certificate
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
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 Hawaiʻi event at UH Hilo
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.
UH Hilo English major receives award for 2018
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
An English major at the University of Hawaiʻi 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
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.
Hawaiʻi poets give readings at UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi CC
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 Hawaiʻi. Read about the poets.
UH Hilo English department hosts international conference
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
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
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 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 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
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Associate Professor Mark Panek published his third book, Hawaiʻi. Read more about the book.