Honoring Alice Augusta Ball

February 28, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Mānoa Campus, at the Chaulmoogra tree (mauka of Bachman Hall)

The campus community is invited to honor and celebrate Alice Augusta Ball, the university’s first Black graduate and a pioneering scientist who discovered an effective treatment for Hansen’s disease (leprosy) using oil from the Chaulmoogra tree.

Speakers will include UH and community members who will pay tribute to Alice Ball.

February 28 was proclaimed as “Alice Augusta Ball Day” in Hawaiʻi by Gov. David Ige in 2022 (Read the UH News story)

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Office of the President, Mānoa Campus

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