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North Hawaii Community Hospital offers scholarships for healthcare students

North Hawai‘i Community Hospital has scholarship opportunities available for students going into the healthcare field. The Peggy Dineen-Orsini Scholarship offers $2,000 to a resident of Hawai‘i County who is enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a National League of Nursing accredited program in Hawai‘i or on the mainland.

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Search for new UH Hilo chancellor is extended

The search for the next chancellor of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is now expected to be completed by the end of 2018, with the new leader in place in spring 2019. The initial goal of the search committee, formed in December 2017, was to have the new chancellor by fall 2018. The timeline […]

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Lecture on how diversity has failed us by Dr. Gary Okihiro (May 2)

Inclusion is a no-brainer, at least for most Americans, especially here in Hawai‘i. We are and have been a nation of diverse peoples, cultures, and religions. At least, that is a central feature of a version of U.S. history. Contrarily, Gary Y. Okihiro Ph.D., argues in this free lecture that diversity has failed us.

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Hawaii Island Humane Society Central Bark Dog Park to open Saturday (April 28)

All dogs and their people are invited to the Hawaii Island Humane Society’s Central Bark Dog Park Grand Opening slated for Saturday, April 28. Festivities begin at 10 am with the untying of a maile lei with refreshments served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A DJ will be on hand to provide a festive […]

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College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo to receive $300K for rat lungworm research

The House Finance and Senate Ways and Means conference committees announced today the release of $300,000 in recurring funding to the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo for programs, studies, and activities related to the prevention and eradication of rat lungworm disease.

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‘Alalā released on Hawaii Island in 2017 appear to thrive

The eleven young ‘Alalā living in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve on the Island of Hawai‘i continue to thrive, showing increased natural behaviors, foraging on native plants, and even challenging the occasional ‘Io, or Hawaiian Hawk. Conservationists are cautiously optimistic about the birds’ continued success in native habitat and are working together with researchers […]

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Rapid Ohia Death plant pathogens to receive Hawaiian names

Researchers in Hawaiʻi, working with national and international specialists, have published a paper providing new insight into the origin and development of the tree disease called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). Scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Hawaiʻi worked with colleagues at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute at the […]

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Kick off National Park Week with a fee-free day on Saturday April 21, 2018. NPS Photo by Janice Wei

National Parks Week is April 21-29, 2018

National Park Week is April 21-29, and this year’s theme, “Park Stars,” offers a galaxy of opportunities to get to know Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park better.

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Pauahi Foundation offers full scholarships for local science camps

Science Camps of America returns to Hawaiʻi Island this summer and they have partnered with the Pauahi Foundation again to help interested teens attend the camp of their choice. Pauahi Foundation is offering up to 14 full scholarships, 7 for each camp, to qualifying Hawaiʻi Island students. The overnight camps consist of two 10-day sessions, […]

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Youth make leaf rubbings and buttons at U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area’s annual Earth Day fest. Photo courtesy of PTA

PTA open for Earth Day on Friday (April 20)

The U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area invites the community to its annual Earth Day fest Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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UH Hilo led algae research may produce energy with negative CO2 emissions

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae production could unlock an important negative emission technology to combat climate change.

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DLNR seeks input on draft Environmental Impact Statement for Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay is one of the most culturally and historically significant places in Hawaii, and a park planning process is moving forward to balance the preservation of the cultural values and historical sites with the recreational use.

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Campaign against sexual assault kicks-off Wednesday (April 4)

April 4, 2018 is Start By Believing Day. Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault. No other crime carries with it so many myths and negative societal attitudes, self-shame and trauma as sexual assault.

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Join the Polynesian Voyaging Society during their free port visits around Hawaii Island

The iconic Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe, Hōkūle’a, will be coming to Hilo and presenting a free public event on Saturday, April 21st, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Wailoa Pier.

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