University of Hawaii System newsletter

Leeward Professor Honored with Kunimoto Award

Coordinator of the Culinary Arts Program since 2004, Tommylynn Benavente was honored with the Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Vocational Education.

PDC Publishes iPhone and iPad Disaster Alert Application

The Pacific Disaster Center published Disaster Alert, a free-download application for iPhone and iPad that gives users access to worldwide hazard and disaster event data.

Engineering Students Join Top Chinese Counterparts

Mānoa electrical engineering graduate students joined their counterparts at the Department of Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, in a full semester distance learning course on computational techniques.

Windward’s Nursing Pathway Program Gets Grant

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 to Windward’s Employment Training Center health programs for students enrolled in the 2010–2011 program year.

Record-Large Class Enters Medical School

To address a worsening physician shortage the School of Medicine’s incoming class of medical students will be its largest ever.

New Book Looks at Literary Court Romances

UH Press published The Ise Stories: Ise monogatari by Joshua Mostow and Royall Tyler.

UH Happenings This Week

Mānoa’s The Genius of Dogs panel presentation, Hilo’s American Genetic Association symposium and more.

Mānoa Honors Graduate Mentoring

Richard Chadwick, a professor of political science, was honored with the UH Mānoa Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award.

North Pacific is a Global Backup Generator

A study on the current system of the North Pacific was conducted by an international team, which includes International Pacific Research Center Professor Axel Timmermann and Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Menviel.

New Appointments

Sylvia Yuen named interim dean and director for research and cooperative extension of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Noreen Mokuau appointed interim dean of the School of Social Work and Kaʻiu Kimura named executive director of the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi

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