University of Hawaii System newsletter

New Species of Plant Pathogen Discovered

Mānoa Associate Specialist Scot Nelson discovered a new species of plant pathogen named Phytophthora morindae after the medicinal plant host it that it infects, Morinda citrifolia (noni, Indian mulberry).

Disaster Response Training in the Marshall Islands

A team of Mānoa National Disaster Life Support certified instructors who are part of the Pacific EMPRINTS program flew to the Marshall Islands to conduct courses in basic disaster life support and advanced disaster life support.

The Path Clinic Receives Funding

The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation awarded a $223,000 three-year grant to the Path Clinic, which provides care, counseling and social services to pregnant and recently delivered women on Oʻahu, focusing on the needs of women struggling with addictions.

Training in Sustainability Sciences Funded

Mānoa’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management was awarded a $156,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Needs Graduate Fellowship focused on integrative training in sustainability sciences.

Anniversary List

The university celebrates March 2010 anniversaries.

Finalists Named for Board of Regents

The Regents Candidate Advisory Council finalized the list of candidates for a Honolulu County seat, a Maui County seat, and a student seat on the Board of Regents.

Leeward Student Reaches Finals in Photography Contest

Leeward student Don Oberheu was selected as a finalist in the 29th Annual College Photography Contest, sponsored by Photographers’ Forum.

Hawaiian Electric Helps Save Native Plants

The Hawaiian Electric Company donated $16,000 to Mānoa’s Harold L. Lyon Arboretum to strengthen the arboretum’s program for conservation of rare native Hawaiian plants.

“Corky” Trinidad Endowment Established

The Corky Trinidad Endowment Fund for Mānoa’s Center for Philippine Studies was established in honor of local cartoonist Francisco “Corky” Flores Trinidad Jr..

Learning from Great Adversity

UH Press published Bright Triumphs from Dark Hours by David Heenan. The book examines the lives of 10 extraordinary people who overcame great adversity in their personal or professional lives by applying winning strategies that guided them out of the darkness of near-defeat and into the light of success.

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