University of Hawaii System newsletter

Hawaiʻi Program Holds Blessing

Hawaiʻi’s Machine, Welding and Industrial Mechanics Program held a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony to honor U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye for his service to Hawaiʻi CC and to bless the new machinery for the program. “We wanted to recognize Senator Inouye for his many years of unduplicated service and support to Hawaiʻi Community College and […]

Researcher Studies Commuting and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Manoa Assistant Researcher Durrell Kapan examined how daily commuting patterns in mega-cities may be a critically overlooked factor in understanding the resurgence of mosquito-borne diseases.

Research Enterprise Program Receives $23 Million

The National Science Foundation awarded the university two grants totaling $23 million to help stimulate the research enterprise in Hawai‘i and create more educational opportunities for students throughout the state.

Astronomy Director Awarded Schwarzschild Prize

Manoa Director of the Institute for Astronomy Rolf-Peter Kudritzki was awarded the Karl Schwarzschild Prize.

New Recovery Center Helps Fight Substance Abuse

The grant brings the resources of the federal government, educational support from West Oahu and service support from the WCCHC together for the purpose of turning the tide on substance abuse.

Kupuna Education Center Receives $270,000 Grant

Kapi’olani’s Kupuna Education Center received a $270,000 grant to implement education and training plan to upgrade the skills and capacity of the adult residential care home in Hawai’i.

Hilo Offers New Dual Nursing-Pharmacy Degree

Hilo received a $951,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to offer a dual degree with a nurse practitioner specialty and doctorate in pharmacy.

Native Hawaiian Materials Archive Receives Funding

The Academy for Creative Media received an additional $238,000 of federal funding for the Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Archives Beta Pilot Program, a digital and material archive.


Kudos for Hilo’s Catherine Becker, Robert Fox and Chris Frueh and Kapi’olani’s Robert Franco.

Staffing Changes

Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ Dean Andrew Hashimoto steps down, and new appointments for William S. Richardson School of Law Professors Casey Jarman and Hazel Beh.

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