University of Hawaii System newsletter

Regents’ Medal For Teaching Awarded

Jess Aki, Ned Bertz, Sandra Claveria, Kahele Dukelow, Magdy Iskander. Frederick Lau, Eric Matsuoka, Karla McDermid, Bennett Moffat, Randall Roth, Chhany Sak-Humphry and Gregory Shepherd honored with the Regents’ Medal For Teaching.

Leeward Automotive Program Gains National Certification

The automotive technology program at Leeward has received certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Scientist Predicts Plastic Garbage Patch in Atlantic

UH Mānoa Senior Researcher Nikolai Maximenko, a co-author on the paper, developed a computer model that describes how converging surface currents cause the plastic to accumulate in such garbage patches.


Mānoa Professor Murli H. Manghnani was named Fellow of The American Ceramics Society and Mānoa Assistant Specialist Robert Benham was elected to National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education’s board.

Family Honors Mother with Hilo Scholarship

Wayne Y. and Laurie Hamano of Kailua created the Momoyo Hamano Endowed Excellence Scholarship at UH Hilo to honor Wayne’s mother, Momoyo Hamano, who lives in Hilo.

New Book Examines Heritage Tourism

Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia examines heritage tourism across the Southeast Asian region from different disciplinary perspectives. With material that is new and topical, it makes an important contribution to the fields of tourism studies, cultural studies, development and planning studies and beyond.

UH Happenings This Week

Mānoa’s Fred Ho performance, Windward’s chemistry forum and more.


Announcements include eWaste Disposal Program, Changes in Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data and Fall Tuition Deadlines

Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research Awarded

Barbara Watson Andaya, Daniel Rubinoff and Michael Shapiro were honored with the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.

First Frozen Repository For Hawaiian Coral Created

Scientists Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and the Smithsonian Institution have created the first frozen bank for Hawaiian corals in an attempt to protect them from extinction and to preserve their diversity in Hawaiʻi.

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