2006 Promotion and Tenure List
tenure and promotion list approved by
the Board of Regents is now available online.
Nishijima Receives Wilson Award
| Wayne T. Nishijima
Wayne T. Nishijima, associate dean and
associate director for cooperative extension of the College of
Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, will receive the Willard
Wilson Distinguished Service Award. Nishijima is a noted authority
on tropical plant diseases and is world renowned for his research
on papaya diseases and for solving the serious bacterial blight
One colleague notes, “Dr. Nishijima has worked tirelessly
to strengthen CTAHR’s image and increase its productivity
and relevance to Hawai‘i’s people.” Read more
Manoa Ranked 25th for Federal Research Expenditures
Manoa’s federal expenditures on research increased over
30 percent to more than $187 million in fiscal year 2004 according
to figures compiled and reported by the National Science Foundation.
Among all public universities in the country, UH is ranked 25th
for such expenditures, and is listed at 47th in the country—up
from 54th—among all public and private universities in the
“The data confirm the vitality of Manoa’s research
enterprise,” says Vice Chancellor for Research Gary
fact is that we had the largest rate of growth from one year to
the next—more than 30 percent—of any of the top 100
research institutions in the U.S.” Read
the news release.
Service-Learning Awarded $1.2 Million
Hawai‘i-Pacific Islands Campus Compact, through primary
grant writers Bob Franco, Atina
Pascua and Denise Pierson, has
been awarded $1.2 million over the next three years to support
service-learning and community engagement work at 16 colleges and
universities from Hilo to Hanalei and from Samoa to Saipan.
The grant supports several
programs including new initiatives in P-20 partnerships and
Project RESPECT, Respected Elders Serving in Partnerships for Educational
and Community Transformation. Read more.
Law Receives Environmental Honors
The School of Law’s Environmental Law Program was honored
with the American Bar Association Award for Distinguished Achievement
in Environmental Law and Policy.
ABA notes, “Among its broad range of accomplishments, the
community outreach and education component has improved access to
justice and student service opportunities. Other accomplishments
have included environmental justice programs helping communities
effectively participate in legal processes; an environmental law
web site offering access to all environmental laws, statutes, regulations
and state and federal cases affecting Hawai‘i and videos to
help communities and individuals participate more effectively in
government processes.” Read the news release.