University of Hawaii System newsletter

Governor’s Award Nominees Announced

The university has nominated Mānoa’s Morris K. Lai, System’s Lui K. Hokoana (nominated by Windward) and the team from Leeward’s Waiʻanae Education Center Team for the 2011 Governor’s Awards.

UH Hosts APEC Conference on Higher Education

Key higher education officials, scholars and experts from throughout the Asia-Pacific region will meet in Honolulu Aug. 4–6 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference on Quality in Higher Education, organized by the UH System in cooperation with the East-West Center.

PCATT Partners to Enhance Learning Experience

Honolulu’s Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training received a $833,000 U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Workforce Development grant to design and deploy industry-certified courses.

SEED Program Awarded $1.15 Million

Mānoa’s Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity office has been awarded a $1.15 million grant.

Hilo Gets Support for Future Ocean Explorers

Hilo’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi received a $7,500 gift from the Alexander and Baldwin Foundation and its subsidiary Matson Navigation Company to support their navigation and wayfinding skills workshop

UH Happenings This Week

Mānoa’s Asia-Pacific Dance Festival and more.


Announcement includes Hamilton InterLibrary Loan update.

Joanne Cooper Honored with Mentoring Award

Joanne Cooper, a professor in the Mānoa College of Education’s Department of Educational Administration, has been honored with 2011 Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award.

Hilo Rescues Endangered Sea Turtle

Hilo’s Jason Turner, Jennifer Turner, John Coney, Jill Grotkin and Marine Science Summer Program students rescued of an endangered sea turtle stuck in a freshwater pond at the site of the old Punaluʻu Village Restaurant.

Researchers Get Grant to Study Hawaiian Land Snails

The National Science Foundation awarded a $650,000 grant to Mānoa’s Center for Conservation Research and Training to to examine native land snails in Hawaiʻi.

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