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BISAC hosts workshops

The Big Island Substance Abuse Council recently hosted a series of workshops in partnership with the Hawaii Island United Way to help equip relief workers with tools to meet the psychological needs of the people they serve, while learning to be aware of compassion fatigue in themselves. From left, are BISAC Chief Clinical Officer Raquel Chang, county Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira, county Disaster Recovery Coordinator Janice Bueltmann and BISAC Chief Executive Officer Hannah Preston-Pita.

GIS training workshops scheduled

In celebration of global Geographic Information System (GIS) Day this month, Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology (WIT) will provide free GIS training for students and teachers in Hilo and Kona the first week in December.

TMT sponsors talk on universe

Join Gordon K. Squires, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) communications and outreach lead, for a talk titled “Hello Universe — What Else Do You Have?” at 7 p.m. on Friday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. Squires will take a look at how astronomers are looking deeper into the universe.