Headshot of Virginia Hinshaw

UH Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw

Virginia Hinshaw will end her tenure as chancellor of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus in June 2012 and take a sabbatical before returning to teaching.

The renowned microbiologist, whose work over the past 25 years has contributed to the understanding of the influenza virus and new approaches to vaccines, will make her home at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

She discussed her plans and reflected on her accomplishments as chancellor of the university’s flagship campus in a recent issue of Pacific Business News (subscription required).

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hawaii News Now also sat down with Hinshaw to talk to her about what it means to be a breast cancer survivor.

More UH in the News

Students train for hazardous material spill [KITV 4, 11/05/11] A mock emergency was held at Honolulu Community College as students who have been preparing for weeks to make sure they can handle the threat of a hazardous material spill took part in the final exam of the college’s course in environmental safety.

$3 million gift to Cancer Center memorializes Foodland founder [Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 11/04/11 (subscription required)] The University of Hawaiʻi’s Cancer Center has received a $3 million donation from Joanna Lau Sullivan, whose husband Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan founded the Foodland chain.

UH economists: Hawaii’s recovery ‘tenuous, far from complete [Honolulu Civil Beat, 11/04/11] According to the latest quarterly report from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, Hawaiʻi’s economy is still sputtering, and it isn’t expected to fully recover any time soon. [Honolulu Star-Advertiser (subscription required) | Maui News | Pacific Business News]

UH adds master’s degree in indigenous health [Pacific Business News, 11/04/11 (subscription required)] The John A. Burns School of Medicine plans to offer a master’s degree in indigenous health in the fall 2012 semester that was created to understand specific health issues and provide tailored health care for those of indigenous backgrounds.

Special Report: Tsunami Trash: Adrift to Hawaii [Hawaii News Now, 11/03/11] Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi are talking trash… tsunami trash, that is. As more than 20 million tons of debris was deposited into the Pacific Ocean following the Japan tsunami, Hawaii News Now will monitor the tsunami trash as it approaches Hawaiʻi and provide regular reports.

Climate change from the sun[KITV 4, 11/02/11] Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi’s Institute for Astronomy are working to understand the sun and its variations with hopes of one day predicting them and the climate change they bring.

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