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BY GAY SATSUMA - The UH Mānoa Center for Japanese Studies and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, with support from the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, will co-sponsor a full-day symposium, “Kabuki: Negotiating Historical, Geographical, and Cultural Borders,” on Saturday, November 13, from 8:00 a.m. to...
BY KATHLEEN R. CABRAL - Leeward Community College has been selected as one of only 38 two-year institutions nationwide to participate in the National Center for Academic Transformation’s Changing the Equation program. The new program, supported by a $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focuses...
BY GARY K. OSTRANDER - Günther Hasinger, an expert in astrophysical studies whose work has been instrumental in the operation of x-ray satellites and the development of future observatories, has been appointed director of the Institute for Astronomy (IfA) at UH Mānoa, effective January 2, 2011. Hasinger is currently the...
BY MARGOT SCHRIRE - HONOLULU — The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has received $20,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to support salaries and materials for “Gene-ius Day.” Gene-ius Day...
HONOLULU — Waialua Elementary, Koko Head Elementary and King Liholiho Elementary Schools were named Blue Ribbon Schools today by Frito-Lay of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Department of Education at the Hawaii Distinguished Schools awards held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa. The three schools, chosen from among...
BY ROBERT BOLLER - Members of the UH Mānoa Debate and Forensics Society have returned home with impressive victories at the Yale Inter-Varsity debate tournament—the nation’s largest and most prestigious debate competition—held October 22-24, 2010, in Connecticut. Undergraduate debaters Kyle Dahlin, Keoni Davey, Maria Deguzman, Daniel Hugo, Eliot St. John...
Steve Case will be featured at an event tonight entitled The 21st Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture: A Conversation with Steve Case, from 5:00-6:15 p.m., at the Ala Moana Hotel Hibiscus Ballroom. The UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business’ Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) will host the 21st Kipapa...
BY TERI L. SKILLMAN-KASHYAP - The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library will be closed during Winter interim as part of the collective-bargaining agreement and to accommodate the reduced budget allocation from the State. Both Hamilton and Sinclair libraries will be closed Saturday, December 18 through Sunday, January 2....
University of Hawaii regents attended a ground breaking ceremony for the $120 million Cancer Research Center project today, then met in closed session to approve a $2.5 million legal settlement with the original project manager. U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye spoke at the groundbreaking, describing his personal anguish when his wife...
HONOLULU -- The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has completed the initial evaluation for more than 80% of the 197 potentially exposed students and staff at President William McKinley High School after one student was diagnosed with active TB disease in September.  There are still 36 students who...