The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of History opened a new scholar’s space for students in Sakamaki Hall A-204. 

The room was recently redesigned as a gathering space for students to study, visit or hang out between classes. The renovation was made possible by an anonymous history alumnus who was inspired to give back to students. 

“The history department is tremendously grateful to our alumnus for his support of the department and our students and faculty,” department chair Shana Brown said. “This study space will have a direct and significant benefit to students and we hope it helps students connect better with faculty and our academic programs.”

The UH Foundation and dean of Arts and Humanities Peter Arnade were also key contributors to the project.

UH Mānoa history students and faculty collaborated on the design of the room, and benefited from advice from the architect who contributed to the creation of the Innovation Zone classrooms on the ground floor of Sakamaki Hall. 

The study space is open weekdays from 7:45 - 11 a.m. and 12 - 4 p.m. 

For more information, please email history@hawaii.edu or call (808) 956-8486. 

Editor in Chief

Chavonnie Ramos has served as the Editor in Chief of Ka Leo since January 2019, and has been with student media since 2016. She is a senior majoring in Journalism and English at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.