University of Hawaii System newsletter

Board of Regents Report

The Board of Regents approved degrees in the Mānoaās College of Engineering and College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and implemented Student U-PASS Transportation fee for student buss pass.


Kudos for Hilo’s Catherine Becker, Michael Marshall and Brian Perry and Mānoa’s Lawrence Foster.

Finding a Balance in Cacao Production

Mānoa Associate Specialist Kent Fleming, Assistant Extension Agent Virginia Easton Smith and Extension Specialist Skip Bittenbender published The Economics of Cacao Production in Kona.

UH Happenings This Week

Events include Maui’s ceramic sculpture display, Mānoa’s Bands Winter Concert and Native Pacific Health Fair and more.


Announcements include Sinclair Library closure during winter interim and Star Poets 2010 call for entries.

Top-secret Japanese Submarines Discovered

Two World War II Japanese submarines, designed with revolutionary technology to attack the U.S. mainland, have been discovered off the coast of Oʻahu.

Homeless in Hawaiʻi

Center on the Family and the Homeless Programs Branch of the Hawaiʻi Public Housing Authority have released the Homeless Service Utilization Report: Hawaiʻi 2009

Eric Yamamoto Receives Justice Award

Mānoa Professor Eric Yamamoto received the Haʻaheo Award for outstanding contributions to justice for communities in Hawaiʻi and beyond.

Perceptions of Saving Coral Reef Studied

An analysis done in Hawaiʻi over several years by researchers from Mānoa and Oregon State University found that most people visiting the state’s coral reef ecosystems enjoy them and care deeply about them, and will generally endorse whatever management is needed to protect them.

$1.3 Million in Scholarships Awarded

Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships to 286 business students for the 2009–2010 academic year.

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