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HISEAS crew enters habitat, Mission VI commences

On February 15, the most international HISEAS crew entered the geodesic dome at the 8,200 foot level of Mars-like Mauna Loa, their home on Hawaiʻi Island for the next eight months.

2 men walking

First comprehensive street youth study completed

The UH Mānoa Center on the Family study offers a detailed snapshot of homeless youth on Oʻahu, allowing for a more current understanding of this population’s experiences and service needs.

Theresa Svrcina

UH community college students offered seamless transfer to four-year campuses

The “auto-admission” route from a community college to a four-year university is one of the easiest options available to a UH student.

Academic

UH sustainable agriculture programs among the top five in the country

UH West Oʻahu and UH Hilo are recognized for delivering higher education in sustainable agriculture at an affordable price.

Kalaheo Macadangdang

“Stopped out” student returns to UH Maui College thanks to re-enrollment initiative

Kalaheo Macadangdang decided to pursue his associate degree at Maui College after receiving a postcard from the college encouraging him to return.

Student on UH Manoa campus

Popular tuition-discount program benefits UH and mainland-bound Hawaiʻi students

According to a WICHE report a total of 2,600 out-of-state students attended four UH campuses via a tuition-discount exchange program that grew significantly in 2017–18.

Research

HI-SEAS dome

HI-SEAS Mission VI is the most international crew in study history

The Mission VI crewmembers hail from Australia, Korea, Scotland and Slovakia and will enter a geodesic dome habitat atop Mauna Loa as part of an eight-month research study of human behavior and performance.

Victoria Y. Fan

Study of worst-case pandemic death scenario is led by UH researcher

The worldwide spread of a serious infectious disease could result in pandemic-related deaths of 700,000 and annual economic losses of $500 billion.

Starman mannequin in the Tesla Roadster with Earth in the background

UH ATLAS telescope spots SpaceX Tesla Roadster in flight

The ATLAS telescope on Mauna Loa captured images on February 8, 2018 of the Tesla Roadster launched into space as part of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy test.

People

The word ʻcongratulationsʻ in front of a flower

February 2018 anniversaries

The university celebrates February 2018 faculty and staff anniversaries.

Kevin Cho

Computer engineering student earns statewide award

Kevin Cho has been honored with the 2018 Student Engineer of the Year Award by the Hawaiʻi Council of Engineering Societies.

Kahiau Kauluwehi shaking hands with Jay Ignacio

President’s Green Awards

Winners of the UH President’s Green Initiative Awards were honored in a ceremony on February 8 as part of the Hawaiʻi Sustainability in Higher Education Summit.

Community

UH Hilo celebrates cultures at International Nights

International Nights, a show representing the cultures of UH Hilo, is a tradition spanning three decades and is a favorite event on campus.

African influence in Brazil focus of showcase exhibit at West Oʻahu

Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil, looks at how Africans contributed to the rich culture found in the region.

UH helps middle school students prepare for future careers

More than 750 students from nine Oʻahu middle schools engaged exhibitors through hands-on, interactive activities designed to educate and expose them to various career pathways and college opportunities.

Administrative

Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge dean finalists

The finalists—Jonathan Osorio, Jon Matsuoka and Katrina-Ann Oliveira—are scheduled to participate in UH Mānoa campus visits.

Greg Chun

Greg Chun appointed as senior advisor to UH on Maunakea

Chun is a UH Mānoa faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of land use, community engagement and culture and he also chairs the Maunakea Management Board.

Calculator and paper with mathematical figures

UH refinances debt to save millions

The transaction refinanced more than $105 million in previously existing revenue bonds and will save UH and the state more than $17 million.

Last modified: February 16, 2018