In addition to doing service works such as cleaning pathways and beaches, removing invasive plants, and leaving lei at cemeteries, the students experienced the history of Kalaupapa, feeling the impact of the isolation once felt by leprosy patients, and learning first-hand the historical significance of the area.
The team of genetic researchers from Hilo, California, New Zealand, and Australia will collaborate on a genetics study to address the hatching failure of two endangered bird species: the ‘alalā (Hawaiian crow) and the kākāpō of New Zealand.
Maunakea Visitor Information Station is ready for work to begin on parking lot improvements and Upper Longhouse replacement; visitor hours to change during construction.
A new certificate in data science launched this semester; UH Hilo plans to seek approval for a bachelor’s degree in data science in 2020.
The program has two concentrations, one in commercial professional pilot training and another in commercial aerial information technology (drone technology)—both are projected workforce needs in the state.
There is a movement in Hawaiʻi to increase cultural content in the way science is taught—it honors the place, the host culture, and the people who have lived here for centuries.
The UH System and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaiʻi’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on commercial opportunities available worldwide.
At the event, students and staff gathered at the UH Hilo Campus Center Plaza to paint t-shirts with meaningful messages in support of domestic violence victims and survivors.
More than a thousand people attended the festival where activities honored ‘ōhi‘a and the many people working to stop the spread of ROD and find effective treatments for it.
The executive director of Waiwai Ola Waterkeepers Hawaiian Islands, an environmental non-profit organization, gave a presentation about efforts to protect the the waters of Hawai‘i. Waterkeepers is partnering with UH Hilo to deploy cages of native oysters in nearshore waters.