University of Hawaii System newsletter

UH Happenings This Week

Mānoa’s Hamlet and Waiting for Godot performances, Hilo’s spinner dolphins presentation and more.

Faculty Ambassadors Wanted

The University of Hawaiʻi—s Faculty Ambassadors Program seeks volunteers to help build bridges between the UH System and schools throughout Hawaiʻi.

Windward Gets $12.5 Million Federal Boost

Three grants totaling $12.5 million were awarded to Windward Community College to continue and improve services for Native Hawaiian and other under-served students.

MELE Studio Grand Opening

The Music and Entertainment Learning Experience, or MELE, program at Honolulu Community College hosted a studio grand opening on Friday, November 5, 2010.

Ocean Temperature Threshold for Hurricanes Rising

A new study by Mānoa Postdoctoral Fellow Nat Johnson and Professor Shang-Ping Xie shows the threshold sea surface temperature for convection is rising under global warming at the same rate as that of the tropical oceans.

Support Center for Filipino Students Opens

Dap-ayan, which is designed to increase retention, persistence and success for Leeward students of Filipino ancestry opened on Oct. 21.

Campus Remembers ‘First Lady of Limu’ Isabella Abbott

Isabella Kauakea Aiona Abbott, a Mānoa ethnobotany professor emerita who was known worldwide as a gifted algae taxonomist, passed away on Oct. 28 at the age of 91.

New Book Examines Living on Hawaiʻi Shores

Charles Fletcher published Living on the Shores of Hawaiʻi: Natural Hazards, the Environment, and Our Communities.

Yasui Wins Concert Music Composition Award

Byron Yasui, a Mānoa professor emeritus, was the recipient of the 2010–11 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award in the Concert Music Division.

Monsanto Supports Gene-ius Day at Mānoa

Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources received $20,000 from the Monsanto Fund to support salaries and materials for Gene-ius Day.

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