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U H Manoa students examining plants in a lab

UH Mānoa considered a ‘Best Value’ in national ranking

UH Mānoa ranks 182 out of 300 U.S. colleges and universities that made the list of America’s Best Value Colleges in 2018, according to Forbes magazine.

Louise Pagotto

Louise Pagotto recommended next Kapiʻolani CC chancellor

The effective date of the appointment is June 8, 2018.

Framework for the full-sized albizia house

Full-sized albizia house a model of innovation and sustainability

The prototype was constructed as a single-family low-income shelter made from albizia, reconceptualizing the invasive species as a useful building material.

Academic

Medical assisting program at Kauaʻi CC receives accreditation

Accreditation allows Kauaʻi CC students to sit for the certified medical assistant exam and earn a certificate of achievement.

U H interns at Ewa Beach

Grant enables UH Mānoa team to study Hawaiʻi’s intertidal ecosystem

Joanna Philippoff was awarded $44,000 from the UH Sea Grant College Program for professional development for middle and high school science teachers and internships for students.

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UH Hilo students learn data visualization techniques to promote environmental issues

This cross-disciplinary course is an opportunity for UH Hilo computer science, marine science and art majors to collaborate on a digital project meant to educate the public on ecological issues.

Research

Two new species of fungi that kill ʻōhiʻa trees get Hawaiian names

The two versions of the Ceratocystis fungi believed to be the cause of rapid ʻōhiʻa death have never been seen before outside Hawaiʻi.

uh cancer center aerial view

3D scanners give new insight to body shape and health

The UH Cancer Center is studying how body shape information can improve health and lengthen lives by using 3D optical scanners and advanced statistical modeling.

illustration of satellite in space with planets and sun

Launch success! UH astronomers to uncover the secrets of stars and exoplanets with NASA’s TESS satellite

Astronomers from the Institute for Astronomy will utilize data received by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which will survey most of the sky over the next two years.

People

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UH nominees for governor’s awards recognized

Hawaiʻi CC‘s Joni Onishi, UH Mānoa’s Shannon Oshiro and the UH System Office of Human Resources and Office of Systems Integration selected as the university’s nominees for the Governor’s Awards for Distinguished State Service.

Jennifer Pagala Barnett

UH sexual violence prevention advocate honored

Jennifer Pagala Barnett is one of nine community members recognized for “embracing their voice” to prevent sexual violence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

B. Ray Hawke

Moon crater named in honor of UH scientist

B. Ray Hawke was a lunar researcher within the Hawaiʻi Institute for Geophysics and Planetology.

Community

Spring 2018 Great Leaps Dance Concert showcases 100 student dancers

The performances are a culmination of the semester for all UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi CC dance classes.

Kelly Boy from Kapena

All-star band headlines Aloha Bash

Katchafire’s former lead singer, Jamey Ferguson, returns with Mike Maglinti, Trina and Fia from Yes Please!, Kelly Boy from Kapena, Jordan T and General Fiyah with Three Houses Down at Aloha Bash 2018.

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UH students invited to share their HI Pride

The UH Bookstore System is calling all UH students to participate in the seventh annual HI Pride T-shirt design contest, showing what “HI Pride” means to them.

Administrative

President’s April 2018 highlights and updates

Highlights include debt free college proposal, span aria-label=”Hawaii”>Hawaiʻi Promise bill, UH nominees for Governor’s awards and more.

State Capitol

2018 legislative session update

Kalbert Young, UH vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer, shares his update of the 2018 legislative session to date.

U H Maui College campus buildings

UH Maui College aims to be first net-zero UH campus

he campus will be among the first in the nation with 100-percent renewable energy generated on-site with battery-enabled self-supply.

Last modified: April 23, 2018