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Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research Awarded

Posted on | August 20, 2010 | Comments Off on Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research Awarded

Andaya, Rubinoff and Shapiro headshots

Barbara Watson Andaya, Daniel Rubinoff and Michael Shapiro

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

This award recognizes scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of all in the community, nation and the world.


Barbara Watson Andaya is a professor of Asian studies and director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Mānoa. She is an internationally recognized scholar of history in Southeast Asia. Described as “one of Southeast Asia’s finest historians,” her early writing has been adopted as a standard textbook on Southeast Asian history. Read more.

Daniel Rubinoff is an associate professor in the plant and environmental protections sciences department at Mānoa. His research is important in developing more effective and environmentally acceptable methods of pest control without endangering Hawaiʻi’s fragile native ecosystem. Read more.

Michael Shapiro is a political science professor at Mānoa. His colleagues around the world regard Shapiro’s contributions as historically groundbreaking and cutting edge. Many would agree that his work shaped the disciplinary trajectories of critical analysis in international relations and political theory. Read more.

They will be recognized, along with other UH award recipients, at the annual Convocation ceremony on Sept. 14, 10 a.m. at Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre. The ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and no reservations are needed. Visit the Convocation website for more information.