University of Hawaii System newsletter

Researchers Find Differences in French Fries

Mʻnoa Professor A. Hope Jahren and Postdoctoral Researcher Brian A. Schubert examined the oil content in restaurant french fries, and found that the majority of national chain restaurants on Oʻahu served fries containing corn oil—which is higher in cholesterol-raising saturated fat than other vegetable oils such as canola, soy and safflower—as compared to small mom-and-pop restaurants.

Na Pua Noʻeau Receives Two Grants

Hilo’s Na Pua Noʻeau, the education-based resource center for Hawaiian children grades K–12, received two awards from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Mānoa Experiences Application Increase

Applications for admission to Mānoa in the fall 2010 semester are up by 25 percent from fall 2009. By mid-January, Mānoa received 6,025 applications, compared to 4,848 applications at the same time last year.

Library Offers Digital Versions of Older Videos

Mānoa’s Sinclair Library offers digitized versions many of its older videos in the Hawaiian and Pacific collections. The digitized videos are available online via the UH Voyager catalog.


Kudos for Kapʻolani’s Cullen Hayashida and Mānoa’s Robert J. Littman

Ann Dunham Book Explores Rural Metalworkers in Java

Mānoa Emeritus Professor Alice G. Dewey and Adjunct Associate Professor Nancy I. Cooper edited Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia by alumna S. Ann Dunham.

First Hawaiian Funds Inouye Chair

The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, the charitable arm of First Hawaiian Bank, has made a final installment of $40,000 to complete their $200,000 leadership gift to fund The Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals.

UH Happenings This Week

UH events include Kauaʻi’s student digital photo display, Hawaiʻi’s Youth Health and Future Fair, Mānoa’s talk-story community forum, Kapiʻolani’s open house, Leeward’s scholarship fair and more.


Announcements include Hilo’s Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science is recruiting

Nursing Center Supported by Healthcare Industry

Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene joined with four of Hawaiʻi’s healthcare industry leaders to celebrate $1,050,000 in initial gifts to support the development of the Hawaiʻi Nursing Simulation Center.

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