University of Hawaii System newsletter

Hilo Invites Feedback on Draft Mission

UH Hilo is currently undertaking a strategic planning exercise and welcomes feedback and comments on its draft mission and vision.

West Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Tokai International College to Share Dorms, Programs

The University of Hawaiʻi System and Tokai University Educational System signed a formal memorandum of understanding on Jan. 15 paving the way for the permanent relocation of Hawaiʻi Tokai International College to Kapolei, within steps of the new UH West Oʻahu campus.

National Institutes of Health Spotlights Mānoa Researchers

Marjorie Mau, Angel Yanagihara and Richard “Ric” Yanagihara, all scientists at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, have been selected as role models in their fields by the National Institutes of Health. They are among a select 13 individuals in the nation who have been chosen as BioMedical Faces of Science.


Kudos for Hilo’s Robert Chi, Steve Herman, Phineas Kelly, David Scott and Jeffrey Smith.

Student Kudos

Cheerleaders place seventh at UCA Nationals and students intern in offices of legislators and prosecuting attorney.

Safe Medication Initiative Receives Support

The J.M. Long Foundation gifted $40,000 to Mānoa’s School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene to support the Safe Medication Administration Initiative.

UH Happenings This Week

Events include Mānoa’s graduate art exhibit and Leeward and Hilo’s Battlefield Band performances and more.


Announcements include quarterly UH eWaste recycling program and Student Equity Excellence and Diversity request for proposal.

Advisory Council Offers Recommendations for UH To Build Jobs, Partnerships

The University of Hawaiʻi and the state have a significant strategic advantage to turn already-robust research efforts into increased job opportunities for Hawaiʻi and the nation, according to a draft report presented at the symposium on innovation on Jan 13.

Study Bolsters Theory on Restocking Fisheries

UH Hilo’s Jim Beets, along with marine ecologists from Hawaiʻi, Oregon and Washington, discovered for the first time that fish stocks can be replenished by tiny fish larvae originating from marine reserves more than 100 miles away.

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