Ken Hon, UH Hilo professor of geology, and his wife Cheryl Gansecki, a volcano videographer, have teamed up using their specialized skills to produce informational materials for the Puna community experiencing the current lava flow.
By Chancellor Straney: We know that students are more likely to come to UH Hilo, persist in their studies, and then graduate if they make strong connections to people on campus.
Lava Shoot production team covers the annual event and samples some of the goods.
LIAM CONWAY-NESSON, ENGLISH COMPOSITION: My use of Sam Low’s Hawaiki Rising incorporates seminar style class sessions, short lectures and experiential learning excursions into the course design.
Here is UH Hilo student “Cesi” Ha’o’s story of heartbreak and triumph as she navigates her way back to Faleapuna, her family’s village in Sāmoa, as an apprentice navigator of the Hōkūle‘a voyaging canoe.
The lava flow crisis in Puna has inspired Catherine Becker to develop a book that documents discourse on the impact. She welcomes original essays, articles, research papers, photos, poems, stories and art work for possible inclusion.
Edwin Kamauoha, deputy legal counsel to the governor of American Sāmoa, says it’s important to Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga that local residents living abroad, particularly students attending college, understand the amendment.
SARAH MARUSEK, POLITICAL SCIENCE: With visible property lines gone and disaster management agencies opening up the land for public access, protections for private residents seem to be in opposition with governmental management.
Student pharmacists and faculty from The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, along with members of other local health and safety organizations, provide free information to the public.
Oliver Holler, a UH Hilo alumnus, and his wife Terry Oliver, have traveled to all 50 states with the 1982 DeLorean Time Machine they built to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.