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Hawai‘i is behind in understanding breast cancer risk in our specific mix of ethnicities, cultural influences and genetics
As many times as I have given tours there or simply walked the grounds, sometimes on small trails off the beaten path, I am continually awed by the peaceful feeling I gain just being there.
Philippe Binder, a professor of physics in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at UH Hilo, is working on creating a lexicon of terms that will allow students to learn introductory physics terms in their indigenous languages.
Former professor Chin Sik Chung’s family has funded the first endowed faculty position in public health.
A gift from the Alakaʻina Foundation will support research and cultural preservation efforts at Ka Papa Loʻi ʻo Kānewai.
New fellowship will have “outsized effect” on our knowledge of language and culture.
“It has a huge impact on my ability to finish my PhD,” says Shayle Matsuda, “allowing me to focus on writing rather than teaching this year.”