From finding a local farmer near you to keeping keiki engaged at home, several University of Hawai‘i colleges, programs, groups and alumni have developed valuable online and virtual resources that you can access from the comfort of your own home. Stay connected, learn something new and be sure to check back as more resources are added.
- Take a deeper dive into the history of Hawai‘i with ‘Iolani Palace. Colette Higgins, renowned historian, UH alumna, and Windward Community College dean of academic affairs for Division I and Academic Support, presents “Following in Kapi‘olani’s Footsteps”—a lecture about Queen Kapi‘olani’s incredible voyage to London to attend Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee celebrations in 1887.
- Navigate some of the most important questions of our time with the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series. Delve into recorded presentations of these compelling, incisive talks on the Better Tomorrow Speaker Series YouTube channel.
- Explore the universe from home with Maunakea Observatories. In response to the interruption of hands-on science education and outreach, the Maunakea Observatories (MKO) have unveiled a distance learning program called MKO@Home online. Tune in to short weekly videos that feature astronomy related activities, demonstrations and interviews. Click here for more information on MKO@Home online.
- Are you a teacher in Hawai‘i transitioning to virtual learning? The Hawaii Distance Learning Forum provides a space for teachers to come together in unity, share resources and tips and give each other inspiration.
- Check out the UH Choirs Virtual Mele Project. When UH moved to online instruction, the UH Mānoa Choirs (comprised of the University Chorus, Concert Choir, Nā Wai Chamber Choir, and the UH Chamber Singers) worked on bringing this song to life—virtually!
- Listen to KTUH radio station for archived shows from alumni. KTUH Honolulu, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Student Media’s radio station, remains on-air 24/7 by turning challenges into opportunities during the COVID-19 health crisis. One way KTUH is staying on the air is by playing archived shows from alumni, some which are more than 30 years old. Click here to learn more about the innovative ways KTUH is staying on air.
- Enjoy the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Wind Ensemble's performance of the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds. The ensemble released videos of their performance of the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds paired with animations from the project on the University of Hawai‘i Bands YouTube channel. To learn more, visit the Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds website.
- Need fresh local produce? Find-A-Farmer helps connect the public to local farmers. Check out GoFarm Hawai‘i’s growing list of Hawai‘i farmers who are still offering access to food in non-traditional ways, such as through pick-up and drop-off. Hawai‘i Farm Bureau offers an online farmer’s market where you can order digitally and pickup curbside.
- Learn how you can grow your own produce at home using household resources. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources has launched a “How to Start Your Own Home Garden” series to help families stay health and engaged. Click here to learn how you can start your own garden at home.
- Looking to try new recipes? Check out ’Bows Kitchen, a new series of videos featuring UH Athletics coaches giving step-by-step recipes for their favorite dishes.
For kids and families
- Keep keiki engaged with free online resources from ʻImiloa Astronomy Center. ʻImiloa@Home is a new educational resource that features hands-on activities and videos about native plants/species, Hawaiian navigation and astronomy. Click here for more information on ʻImiloa@Home.
- Experience Waikīkī Aquarium without leaving home. As part of an ongoing effort to keep keiki, parents and educators engaged during the State of Hawaiʻi‘s stay-at-home order, the Waikīkī Aquarium has unveiled a variety of free virtual experiences and online educational resources for both residents and visitors to enjoy.
Business and professional development
- Are you a recent spring 2020 graduate and looking for a job? Sign up for the Mānoa Career Center's Virtual Career Fair. The fair will be open from June 30 through July 2 and will be held via zoom. Registration is required and an active hawaii.edu email address is needed to register.
- Having a hard time transitioning to working from home? Check out the Ultimate Guide to Remote Work. Chief Amazement Officer at Blue Logics Labs and Shidler College of Business alumnus Travis Ito compiled a concise guide to remote work that combines several years of experience working remotely.
- Read UH expert’s 7 tips for business success during COVID-19. A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa associate professor Nathan Hartmann of the Shidler College of Business shares seven business tips during the COVID-19 health crisis. Click here to read the seven tips.
- Are you a small business owner? The Office of Alumni Relations would love to feature your business in our alumni business directory. Please fill out our short online form so we can learn more about your business.