University of Hawaii System newsletter

Flyer Contest Finalists Chosen

Five finalists were chosen for West Oʻahu’s Third Annual Flyer Contest.

Teaching Kids About Saving

Elementary school children from eight public schools throughout Hawaiʻi have saved a total of over $37,000 in the Kids’ $avings Project, developed by Mānoa Assistant Professor Michael Cheang.

Hilo’s Jimmy Yagi Establishes Athlete Scholarship

Hilo basketball coach, Jimmy Yagi, and his wife Jeanne established the Coach Jimmy Yagi Basketball Scholarship Fund to benefit high achieving student-athletes at Hilo.


Kudos for Mānoa’s Patti Lyons and Jill Ramsfield and Hilo’s Kirsten Mollegaard.

Armstrong Foundation Funds Architecture Excellence

Manoa alumnus Bob and Kelly Armstrong through the Armstrong Foundation of Honolulu pledged $100,000 to support Mānoa’s School of Architecture’s vision for excellence and preeminence in architectural education.

Private Collection of Polynesian Art on Display

UH Press distributed Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art by Adrienne Kaeppler. The visual arts of Polynesia offer a richly diverse and relatively little known body of work, covering an enormous geographical area yet linked by shared artistic conventions.

UH Happenings This Week

Mānoa’s ʻUkulele concert, Windward’s volcanic air pollution lecture, Kapiʻolani’s International Festival and Honolulu’s librarian presentation


Spring break closure

Mānoa Collaborates to Study Seafloor Biosphere

Mānoa researchers will collaborate with several universities on the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations. The focus of C-DEBI’s research will be the poorly understood, but potentially vast biosphere deep beneath the seafloor, including both sediments and the underlying basaltic crust (basement).

UH Joins Complete College America

UH joined with the national nonprofit organization Complete College America to set degree goals and develop and implement aggressive state and campus-level action plans to meet those goals.

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