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New UH News Site to Debut

Posted on October 10, 2011 | Category: General

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In the coming weeks News@UH will be changing. External Affairs and University Relations is consolidating articles about UH people, programs and activities in one news source. Our goal is to be more timely (no more waiting for a weekly publication), more compelling (strong storytelling with photos and multimedia) and more interactive (we welcome your comments on news posts).

Get a peek at the new format on the test site. Check out recent posts on UH student athletes appearing in an anti-bullying campaign, Leeward receives donation from Servco Auto Windward, Mānoa’s Fall Footholds performance, photos from Windward’s Hoʻolauleʻa, Eric Yamamoto traces Japanese internment redress and more.

There is also a special page geared for faculty and staff that will contain announcements, anniversary lists, staff and student kudos and more. You can find this page by clicking on “For Faculty/Staff” in the top menu bar. Go there now to read about the Women’s Campus Club accepting grant applications and the October anniversaries.

Test out the site and tell us what you think via the feedback tab at the side of the page.


Posted on October 10, 2011 | Category: Announcement

  • ITS Holding Security Workshop

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Community Colleges Awarded $24.6 Million for Job Training

Posted on September 30, 2011 | Category: Grant

The UH Community Colleges will receive $24.6 million to partner with Hawaiʻi’s businesses and state agencies to develop new training programs and support existing ones to provide pathways that lead to jobs in the agriculture, energy and health industries.

In support of Hawaiʻi’s initiatives to diversify its economy and improve its food and energy self-sufficiency, the multi-year grant will provide UHCC with resources to integrate stronger online and technology components into curriculum development to help people complete their education and train for jobs that are needed in today’s highly competitive economy. Read more

University Presents Awards at Convocation Ceremony

Posted on September 30, 2011 | Category: Award

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Honolulu Vice Chancellor Erika Lacro, left, and Chancellor Mike Rota, right, were on hand to congratulate Honolulu award winners Joy Ann Nagaue, Herminia Esteban and Zane Nedbalek.

The university honored faculty and staff with various teaching, research and service awards at the Convocation Awards Ceremony on Sept. 27. Honorees were presented their awards by President M.R.C. Greenwood, Board of Regents Chair Eric Martinson, Lt. Governor Brian Schatz and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa. See the gallery for photos from the event.

UH Awarded $3.4 Million to Aid Low-Income Students

Posted on September 30, 2011 | Category: Grant

The University of Hawaiʻi has been awarded $3.4 million in 2011–12 to increase the number of low-income middle and high school students statewide who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education through GEAR UP Hawaiʻi, the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs from the U.S. Department of Education.

The federal GEAR UP program provides seven-year, matching grants to states and partnerships for services that improve access to and success in higher education at high-poverty middle and high schools statewide. GEAR UP Hawaiʻi has been serving Hawaiʻi’s low-income youth since 2000, preparing them for success in college. Read more

College of Education Gets $390,000 OHA Grant

Posted on September 30, 2011 | Category: General

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded a $390,000 grant to support Native Hawaiian students studying to become teachers and teacher leaders at Mānoa’s College of Education Hoʻokulāiwi Center for Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education.

The grant award will be divided over two years and be used towards scholarships and stipends for pre-service teachers enrolled in the bachelor of education program, pre-service teachers enrolled in the master of education in teaching program and in-service teachers enrolled in the doctoral programs. Read more

Physics Professor Receives Homeland Security Grant

Posted on September 30, 2011 | Category: Grant

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Vahsen’s research group with the prototype detector.

Mānoa Assistant Professor of Physics Sven E. Vahsen received $174,820 in funding from the Department of Homeland Security. Vahsen’s award is for continued development of a new type of particle detector for Homeland Security, future particle physics experiments and dark matter searches. The ongoing project is expected to bring in excess of $500,000 to Mānoa. Read more

UH Happenings This Week

Posted on September 30, 2011 | Category: Events

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Thinking Out Loud hosts Christine Yano, George Tanabe and Willa Tanabe. Photo from the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi website.

Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences presents the October guests for their call-in radio program Thinking Out Loud: Talking Issues, Taking Action. The program airs on AM1210 KZOO at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and are hosted by rotating Mānoa faculty, staff and students including Christine Yano, Marika Wilson, George Tanabe and Willa Tanabe. To join the hour-long on-air discussion, call (808) 941-5966 or email KZOO anytime during the program.

Oct. 3—Rock and Roll and Other Musical Memories with guest Tom Moffatt
Oct. 10—The Theater Scene in Honolulu with guest Eden-Lee Murray
Oct. 17—Reading Aloud as a Community Resource with guest Lynne Waihee, Read to Me International
Oct. 24—A Sansei’s Story: Beyond the Struggle with guest Jocelyn Fujii
Oct. 31—JCCH Book Club: Theatres in Hawaiʻi with guest Lowell Angell

Visit the program website for more information. To listen to the archive of past shows, go to the KZOO website. Read more


Posted on September 30, 2011 | Category: Announcement

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University Honors Faculty and Staff at Ceremony

Posted on September 23, 2011 | Category: Award

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The 2011 Convocation Awards Ceremony on Sept. 27 will honor faculty and staff systemwide with various teaching, research and service awards. President M.R.C. Greenwood, the Board of Regents, campus chancellors and administrators, family and friends will join together in celebrating the accomplishments.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will be held at Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

It will also be broadcast live via livestream webcast and at the following campus HITS (Hawaiʻi Interactive Television System) locations:

• Kauaʻi—LRC Room 122
• Maui—Kaʻaʻike Room 105A
• Hana Education Center—Partition Room
• Molokaʻi Education Center—Room 102
• University Center West Hawaiʻi—Building 4 Room 3
• Leeward—Library Room 108A

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