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February 2012

myGRANT, Palamanui check presentation and IT center groundbreaking


myGrant was made mandatory on February 16, 2012 by the Office of Research Services. myGrant is an electronic research administration system. All UH proposals will now be routed through myGrant for electronic workflow approval. This will reduce paper-intensive processes for research and administrators across the UH system.

Palamanui check presentation

It’s not often in a higher education career that one gets to conceive, design and build a college campus from scratch. But the University of Hawai‘i took a huge step toward that when we accepted a check in the amount of $9.68 million from Palamanui Partners in Kona. The money will go toward the construction of our first permanent campus on the west side of Hawai‘i.

This project has been in the planning stages for 8 years. When completed, this campus will bring the promise of a college degree and a better quality of life to one of our most underserved areas.

IT center groundbreaking

We broke ground for the university’s first Information Technology Center, which will house our enterprise information and communications technology systems.

The IT Center will move us a giant step forward in our quest to be a model 21st-century university with excellent facilities. Located on the UH Manoa campus east of Bilger Addition, the center will provide a centralized facility for the university’s systemwide Information Technology Services division.

It will house a state-of-the-art data center featuring an 8,000-square-foot machine room for enterprise servers, storage and communications. The facility will also be the site for the university’s first emergency situation room where UH administrators and emergency personnel will manage disasters and crisis situations.

Top News

Fire update

There were heroic efforts by our staff in recovering from the devastating fire that destroyed a building housing some of our offices on the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa campus on February 12, 2012.

Of paramount importance is that no one was injured and it looks as if we didn’t lose anything that cannot be replaced or reconstructed. We had 53 employees displaced and half the portable building was destroyed, with the other half rendered uninhabitable.

The system and UH Manoa staff have worked tirelessly to get employees relocated and set up with equipment so they can resume their work. It took a lot of scrambling to get them work space.

I am extremely proud to say we’re up and running, albeit in temporary, scattered, makeshift quarters. We met payroll last Friday, and we are conducting key pressing business and on our way to being fully re-operational in fiscal and accounting.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart to all of the employees of the University of Hawai‘i.