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UH-Hilo begins STEM Seminar Series

UH-Hilo begins STEM series

The University of Hawaii at Hilo invites the public to its 2013 UH Hilo STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Seminar Series in the Marine Science Building, Room 101.

The series began Feb. 27 with Dr. Daniel Wilson, dean of the University of Florida-Jacksonville Medical School, speaking on “Evolutionary Epidemiology in Medicine and Psychiatry.”

Subsequent sessions will begin at noon on the following schedule:

— March 20: Assistant Professor Steven Gray, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, on “Integrating social science, natural science, and participation in U.S. fisheries management”;

— April 8: Associate Professor Sonia Flores, University of Colorado School of Medicine;

— April 10: M. Steven Shackley, emeritus professor of anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, “Sourcing Archaeological Obsidian in the American Southwest and Mexico”;

— April 17: Professor Lisette de Pillis, mathematics, Harvey Mudd College, and

— May 1: Nick Zentner, geology instructor and technician at Central Washington University, on “Geology Outreach to the Community: Video, Interviews, Lectures, and Field Trips.”

The seminar series is funded by the Chancellor’s Fund for Professional Development. Call Steve Lundblad at 974-7641 or Tracy Wiegner at 933-3904 for more information.

Parker raises over $200,000

Parker School held its eighth annual Kahiau dinner/auction gala for financial aid on March 2 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast. More than 290 people attended and helped the school raise over $200,000, a record so far for this event.

Over 50 percent of the 250 K-12 students at Parker receive some form of financial assistance, and Kahiau, the school’s largest fundraiser of the year, is key in making this possible.

The Hawaiian word kahiau means “to give generously from the heart,” and every year the school puts on the gala so people can come together in a fun way to give and help provide West and North Hawaii children with a college-preparatory education at Parker.

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