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Roger Ames, headshot

Roger Ames

Roger Ames is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Ames joined UH in 1978 and his work has taken him around the world. He received his doctorate from the University of London, studied Chinese philosophy in China and Japan and was a visiting professor at National Taiwan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Peking University. He has also lectured extensively worldwide.

Ames’ work is a major reason the University of Hawai‘i has become the acknowledged world center of comparative philosophy. Almost all of Ames’ books have been translated into Chinese by a generation of Chinese scholars, and they have been published by China’s leading university and trade publishing houses.

The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community.

Please contact your Campus Chancellor's Office for more information on the application process.

Current Winners
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1965-2015 Honorees
2012–2015 | 2011–2007 | 2006–2002 | 2001–1965


Karen Meech, headshot
Karen Meech
Axel Timmermann, headshot
Axel Timmermann


Ruth Gates, headshot
Ruth Gates
Marine Biology
Andrew Howard, headshot
Andrew Howard
Nick Kaiser, headshot
Nick Kaiser


Magdy Iskander, headshot
Magdy Iskander
Electrical Engineering
Bin Wang, headshot
Bin Wang


Roger Ames, headshot
Roger Ames
Christopher Bae, headshot
Christopher Bae
Aaron Ohta, headshot
Aaron Ohta
Electrical Engineering