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Receive von Humboldt Award
developing the ringspot virus-resistant papaya that saved the Hawaiian papaya
industry, four plant science researchers, three with ties to UH, will receive
the prestigious 2002 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Award for Agriculture.
The papaya project was the culmination of more than two decades of research,
which gave the $45 million Hawaiian papaya industry a second chance.
This is the first time scientists from UH have won the von Humboldt Award. The
research team includes Dennis Gonsalves, UH graduate and center director of
the USDA Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo; Richard
Manshardt, horticulturist in UHs College
of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR); UH graduate Maureen
Masuda Fitch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Jerry Slightom of Pharmacia-Upjohn
"Plant scientists worldwide know their work and regard it as a significant
contribution to the economic viability of agriculture. I see this success as
a model for how we work cooperatively to address challenging scientific questions
that are relevant to Hawaii, said CTAHR Dean Andrew Hashimoto. Read
the press release
Two Employees Honored
for Outstanding Service
Domingo and Sonia Campbell were presented with the University of Hawaii
at Manoa Chancellors Award for Outstanding Serviceboth honorees
are from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Domingo is
a secretary with Hawaii Countys CTAHR office and Campbell is a research
associate with the colleges Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering.
This award recognizes a civil service and an administrative, professional and
technical employee who demonstrated outstanding work performance, service, leadership
and/or fosters excellence in higher education. Read
more about the winners.
UHM Hosts High School
UH Manoas journalism
department is sponsoring a journalism workshop for 112 high school yearbook
and newspaper editors on August 8, 9 and 10. The workshop is held annually to
prepare students for their school journalism positions.
The participants will learn more about interviewing, feature writing, layout
and design and photography. Workshops on PageMaker and PhotoShop will culminate
with a layout and copy contest.
Featured speakers include Mike Rovner and Craig Kojima from the Honolulu
Star-Bulletin, Davin Iyamatsu and Catherine Toth from the Honolulu Advertiser
and Heidi Bryant, a yearbook specialist from California.
Seven high school seniors are discovering that working in a 21st century academic
library means more than shelving books. As summer interns, the seniors are putting
their computer and language skills to good use behind the scenes at the UH Manoa
and UH Hilo Libraries.
"Our library faculty and staff welcome these students. We are keen for
them to experience interesting work that will make a significant contribution
to the Library," says University Librarian Diane Perushek.
The interns are testing and evaluating services offered by the Libraries and
will propose ways to improve the quality and efficiency of these services. They
are also preserving unique manuscripts, searching records for cataloging data
and receiving requests to order books.
"This is a good program to introduce the youngest generation to the possibility
of a career in the library system. I know that in each department, I learned
a bit more of how the library functions and how many tasks there are,"
said intern Brianne Fujioka. Read
the press release