Hawaii residents comprise 87 percent of UH students. Women represent 56 percent of the student body; 57 percent of students attend school full time.
See detailed reports at www.hawaii.edu/iro/maps.htm
Through service learning, hundreds of UH students provided thousands of hours assisting youth, homeless, elderly and the environment in 1998. UH students authored top entomology papers, created award winning menus, built the best micro robot and won places on the USA Today college All-Star Academic Team.
Additional fees vary by campus. Students living on campus can expect to pay about $7,304 for books and living expenses. (Housing is available at UH Manoa2,800 beds, UH Hilo622 beds and Maui Community College55 beds.) For students living on their own off campus, estimated living expenses are $9,729.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Faculty members were honored by the American Library Association, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Association of Library and Information Science Educators, Modern Language Association, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, Reading Hall of Fame, Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality and International Theatre Institute. Others earned the Japan Prize for Information Technology; Japan's Order of Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette; and a TV Emmy Award.
During 1998, researchers cloned mice, made physics history, identified from space impending volcanic eruptions, found the sunken Yorktown, discovered galaxies, established the nation's only marine biosystems engineering center, built a biological field station in a Big Island forest and became a national mentor for vehicle crash analysis.
The University of Hawaii won 763 research awards worth a record $92 million and 537 training and special project grants for $68 million during the 1998 fiscal year. Private giving to the University of Hawaii Foundation was $13 million.
1998 Highlights (see details at www.hawaii.edu/ur)
RANKINGS: Manoa scored among the top 50 public universities for quality and top 8 percent for value. Hilo was third in public Western liberal arts colleges. UH ranked 24th in the nation for international business, made the top 50 list for law schools and placed among the top third of graduate social work programs. UH initiatives made Hawaii second in the nation for use of communications technology.
TECHNOLOGY: UH added telecommunication and medical assisting to programs offered via Internet and television. Campuses are developing a telemedicine curriculum for the military, helping artists promote their work via Web pages, creating a digital library of Hawaiian and Pacific materials, maintaining an electronic network for tourism research, coordinating an online conference on teaching and training students to maintain computer networks.
OUTREACH: Students studied electronics and computer engineering technology on Molokai and Lanai and teacher training on Maui. UHM's Outreach College generated $2.5 million in tuition and fees from students around the world.
President, University of Hawaii
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