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Finalists named to lead Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Alexander Shor, (808) 956-9109
Associate Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Talia Ogliore, (808) 956-4531
Public Information Officer, Vice Chancellor for Research
Posted: Mar 25, 2014

Rhett Butler
Rhett Butler
Jonathan Dehn
Jonathan Dehn
John LaBrecque
John LaBrecque

Three finalists have been identified for the position of Director, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  The three are scheduled to participate in two-day visits that cover department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

The campus visits of the three candidates are scheduled as follows:

Rhett Butler, visiting April 21-22                                                
Interim Director, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Public Presentation:
April 22, 3:00 pm; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, POST Building 723
"Sharing Science for Society: Studying a Great Tsunami Threat to Hawaiʻi"

Jonathan Dehn, visiting April 28-29
Research Professor, Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Public Presentation:
April 29, 3:00 pm; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, POST Building 723
"The Midwest to Hawai‘i in 6 Geophysical Steps"

John LaBrecque, visiting May 1-2
Lead, Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area
NASA Science Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Public Presentation:
May 2: 3:00 pm; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, MSB Building 114
"Tracking Tsunamis"

“The Search Advisory Committee did a great job in identifying these finalists out of a pool of well-qualified candidates, and I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication to this search,” said Brian Taylor, UH Mānoa Vice Chancellor of Research and Dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST).

“We encourage UH faculty, staff, students and especially the local community interested in geosciences, earth science, planetary science and/or engineering to come out and meet the candidates," Taylor added. "We look forward to receiving input that will assist us in hiring the best person for the position.”

For more information about the search process, visit:  http://www.higp.hawaii.edu/search/.

For more information, visit: http://www.higp.hawaii.edu