University of Hawaii System newsletter

News@UH Final Issue of 2010

This is the last issue of News@UH for 2010.

President’s Holiday Message

The president’s holiday video message to university faculty and staff.

Football Joins Mountain West, Other Teams Join Big West

The university’s Mānoa sports teams have joined the Big West Conference and the Mountain West Conference beginning with the 2012–13 season.

Listing of Rare Hawaiian Coral Species Called into Question

Researchers at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology have made a remarkable new discovery. In 2009, 83 rare corals were petitioned to be listed under the United States Endangered Species Act. If the listing is granted, it will afford higher protection and designate critical habitat for these corals but are all the species on this list really species?

Study Shows Well-Child Care Visits Good For Children

A study of cases involving children in Hawaiʻi, conducted by the John A. Burns School of Medicine, has found that regularly scheduled checkups can reduce the odds that children will end up in the hospital.

New Class of Rare Quark Observed

Mānoa graduate student Kurtis Nishimura, working with other UH colleagues on the Belle experiment, reported the first observation of a new class of rare “penguin decays” of the beauty quark in the Nov. 5 issue of Physical Review Letters.

Researcher Focuses on Congenital Abnormality

Researchers at Mānoa have developed innovative techniques that could have profound effects on congenital cervical vertebrae malformation research.

Library and Information Science Among Top 10

For the fourth consecutive year, the school library media specialization in the Mānoa Library and Information Science Graduate Program has been recognized as one of the top 10 programs in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report.

Mānoa Journal Receives Federal Grant

Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for the coming fiscal year.

Chip Fletcher Receives EPA Award

Charles (Chip) Fletcher, Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology associate dean for academic affairs, received an award for climate change science at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 12th annual Environmental Awards Ceremony.

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