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From left, Ruth Gates, Michael K. Schwartz and Russell “Rusty” E. Brainard

From left, Ruth Gates, Michael K. Schwartz and Russell “Rusty” E. Brainard

Three finalists have been identified for the position of director of the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa The three candidates are scheduled to participate in campus visits that covers department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty staff, students, and internal and external constituents and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

Candidates and campus visits

Ruth Gates, visiting May 18–19
Researcher, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, UH at Mānoa

Public Presentations

  • May 18, 3 p.m.: “Assisted Evolution in Corals: Harnessing Basic Science to Address an Ecological Crisis,” UH Mānoa, POST Building 723
  • May 19, 10:30 a.m.: “Leading HIMB as a Center of Excellence in Tropical Marine Science: Why Me, Why Now?,” Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

Michael K. Schwartz, visiting May 26–27
Director, National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Public Presentations

  • May 26, 10:30 a.m.: “Visions for the Future: Helping HIMB Lead the Nation in Marine Biology Research and Education,” Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
  • May 27, 3 p.m.: “Leading the National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation:  From Basic Research to Actionable Science,” UH Mānoa, POST Building 723

Russell “Rusty” E. Brainard, visiting May 28–29
Chief, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), NOAA-Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Coral Reef Ecosystem Division

Public Presentations

  • May 28, 10:30 a.m.: “Experience for HIMB’s Future: Scientific Vision and Leadership,” Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
  • May 29, 3 p.m.: “An Overview of NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Division: Science to Support Ecosystem-based Management and Conservation of Coral Reefs in the Pacific Islands,” UH Mānoa, POST Building 723

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