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Russian Tall Ship Searching for Tsunami Debris

Posted on September 16, 2011 | Category: General

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From left, Jan Hafner, Captain Vasily Sviridenko and Nikolai Maximenko. Photo courtesy of Beatrix Hu.

Shortly after the devastating tsunami in Japan on March 11, aerial photographs and satellite images captured massive islands of lumber and other debris floating in the sea. Less than a month later the debris had mysteriously disappeared from view and virtually nothing has been heard of it since.

An animation model created by Mānoa’s International Pacific Research Center caught the attention of the media worldwide. Senior Researcher Nikolai Maximenko and Scientific Computer Programmer Jan Hafner, the developers of the animation, have been inundated with questions about where the debris is now. Read more

Law School Ranks High

Posted on September 16, 2011 | Category: Award

Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law was ranked high nationally among the country’s law schools in two important realms. The school was named one of the “60 Best Value Law Schools” for 2011 by PreLaw Magazine and is 16th in National Jurist Magazine’s ranking of the top 20 law schools that offer exceptional clinical training opportunities. Read more

Graphic Design Workshop Wins International Award

Posted on September 16, 2011 | Category: Award


School of Architecture’s visual identity

The UH Design Workshop, within Mānoa’s Department of Art and Art History, won the First Place Award for Environmental/Sustainability at the 2011 International AIGA (Re)Design Awards. The winning design project is an identity system for the School of Architecture and uses recycled paper, carbon-neutral printing and a single press sheet to reduce paper waste. The project’s art director was Professor Anne Bush and design students are Adine Close, John Cruz, Hao In Kuan and Yonghao Yan. Read more

Professor Wins Nonfiction Book Award

Posted on September 16, 2011 | Category: Award

Robert Perkinson headshot

Mānoa Associate Professor of American Studies Robert Perkinson won the John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction for his 2010 book, Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire. The award from the PEN American Center honors books of notable literary merit that offer critical perspectives on contemporary issues. Read more

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Website Launched

Posted on September 16, 2011 | Category: General

HIMB's new website banner

Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology launched a new website showcasing the science from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Research Partnership. The website will highlight the research coming out of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands also known as Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

Amazing facts, pictures and exciting new projects are some of the features on the new site. Access to professional resources such as research databases, publications and releases for download is also available. Read more

Graduate’s Thesis published in Physical Review

Posted on September 16, 2011 | Category: People

Himansu Sahoo headshot

Working together with other UH Mānoa colleagues on the Belle experiment at the KEKB factory in Tsukuba, Japan, postdoctoral researcher Himansu Sahoo reported the first observation of a new type of rare “penguin decay” of the beauty quark and measured its matter-antimatter symmetry violation parameters. The results will be published in the October 2011 issue of Physical Review D Rapid Communications. Sahoo is the first author of this paper, which was the basis for his Phd dissertation at UH Mānoa. Read more

UH Happenings This Week

Posted on September 16, 2011 | Category: Events

Bill Cunliffe Trio

Bill Cunliffe Trio

Jazz at Mānoa and Hilo

Grammy Award winner and two-time Emmy nominated jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe headlines the 2011 Mānoa Jazz and Heritage Festival Sept. 24, 6 p.m. at Andrews Outdoor Theatre. Joining him will be Tim Horner on drums and Martin Wind on base. The Dean Taba Quintet will also perform and he Mānoa Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Reggie Padilla, will open the show. Purchase tickets online. (808) 944-2697

The Bill Cunliffe Trio also performs at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center on Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. See the center website or call (808) 974-7310 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday.–Friday for ticket information. Read more

System Fall Enrollment Reaches Record High

Posted on September 9, 2011 | Category: General

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UH West Oʻahu students. Photo from West Press

The fall 2011 enrollment for UH System reached yet another high in the institution’s history with 60,519 students. It surpasses fall 2010’s record enrollment of 60,231 by 288 students, or 0.5 percent. UH’s fall opening enrollment has increased for a fifth straight year and has grown by 20 percent since 2006.

“Enrollment at our University of Hawaiʻi campuses today is 10,000 students greater than it was five years ago, which shows that people understand higher education is a good investment,” says UH Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost Linda Johnsrud. Read more

Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research Awarded

Posted on September 9, 2011 | Category: Award

J. Patrick Henry and Lisa J. Kewley  headshots

From left, J. Patrick Henry and Lisa J. Kewley

Mānoa’s J. Patrick Henry and Lisa J. Kewley were awarded the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research. Read more

UH Presents Proposed Tuition Schedule at Public Meetings

Posted on September 9, 2011 | Category: General

UH will present its proposed tuition schedule for fall 2012 through spring 2017 to the community at open public meetings statewide Sept. 16–Oct. 21. The meetings will explain the rationale for the tuition proposal, what increases would be used for and elicit feedback from the public. Read more

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