All 10 UH Hilo delegates competing at the conference placed in their events, with one team taking first place in their category. In the process, students honed public speaking and interpersonal communication skills, gained knowledge, and networked.
International Nights is a special time each year when UH Hilo celebrates the many cultures and international students represented on campus.
An annual event, UH Hilo students and student-athletes spent the day March 2 reading Dr. Seuss books to more than 2,300 elementary students at seven East Hawaiʻi schools.
About 400 students have been employed at the UH Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center since workforce training started there in 2008.
David Arakawa is currently measuring gene sequences across a diverse set of avian species. He’ll be continuing his work as a graduate student this fall in the Tropical Conservation and Environmental Science program at UH Hilo.
The Smithsonian’s Global Genome Initiative has provided funding for UH Hilo graduate student Jeffery Stallman to gather tissue samples and analyze DNA from all native plants in the Compositae (daisy family) found on Hawai‘i Island.
The first two people featured in the “Humans of UH Hilo” series are student Juvette Kahawaiʻi and student-athlete Randan Berinobis.
The highlight of the festival was a lion dance, the first ever performed at the annual event.
The programs broaden options for Hawai‘i residents who want to study out of state, and also help UH draw students from other states, which diversifies the educational experience for local students.