University of Hawaii System newsletter

UH Happenings This Week

UH events include Hilo’s The Folks You Meet in Longs play, Mānoa’s coastal reef environment lecture, Windward’s student art exhibit, Honolulu’s recording studio opening, Leeward’s Discovery Fair and more.

UH Receives $11 Million for Infectious Disease Research

Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine and College of Natural Sciences received an $11-million federal grant for continued research on dengue and other infectious diseases.

Coral Algae Discovered at Never Seen Depths

Researchers at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology made a remarkable new discovery—the presence of algae in black coral species collected between 10 and 396 meters.

Mānoa Physics Program Gains Prestigious Ranking

The latest National Research Council ranking of graduate programs has placed Mānoa’s physics department among the top 12 in the United States, alongside stellar programs such as those at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, and Princeton, all several times larger than UH Mānoa’s.

Hilo Launches Rural Health Center

Hilo is launching the Center for Rural Health Science, which will draw together physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare providers to solve rural health problems in Hawaiʻi and throughout the Pacific by means of research, education, community service and policy change.

Lassner Chairs EDUCAUSE Board of Directors

David Lassner, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE

Step Up Campaign Aims to Increase Career and College Readiness

The Hawaiʻi P–;i20 Partnerships for Education, Hawaiʻi State Board of Education and the Department of Education opened up the Step Up Campaign pledge period for the classes of 2014 and 2015.

Gift Builds Entrepreneurial Programs at Shidler

Honolulu business executive Sharon Weiner establishes The Sharon Weiner Startsmart Entrepreneurship Endowment at the Shidler College of Business Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

UH Happenings This Week

Windward’s Haunted Village, Mānoa’s Edward Gorey soiree and more

Quarantine First Responders Honored as State Team of the Year

A team of researchers from Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and UH Hilo’s College of Agriculture, known as the Quarantine First Responders, was named the State Team of the Year

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