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Updates from University of Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii has assumed ownership of the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Mauna Kea. The UKIRT is one of the world’s leading astronomical infrared observatories. UH President David Lassner said, “We are pleased to steward the UKIRT, a telescope that has made remarkable discoveries supporting the advancement of astronomical science. […]

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Richardson to head UH technology commercialization office

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii has announced local venture capitalist and entrepreneur William K. (Bill) Richardson has been named as interim director of the Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED), effective Dec. 1, 2014. In his new role, Richardson will lead a department that will work closely with the University of Hawaii’s […]

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University of Hawaii most diverse in nation

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii campuses took the top spots in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of most diverse campuses in the United States. The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked UH Hilo as the most diverse four-year public institution in the country. UH filled out all the top spots in that category, with […]

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The launch of phase II of the "55 by '25" campaign is celebrated by (L to R): Senator Jill Tokuda, Dr. GG Weisenfeld, David Lassner, Karen Lee, Kathryn Matayoshi, John La Forgia, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Rep. Roy Takumi, and John Komeiji. (Photo courtesy of Department of Education)

Education goal: 55 percent with college degree by 2025

MEDIA RELEASE Leaders in education and business, and politicians spoke at a news conference Tuesday in an effort to strengthen the state’s workforce through higher education. During the event at Honolulu Community College, Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education (Hawaii P-20), a statewide partnership led by the Executive Office on Early Learning, the Hawaii State Department […]

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Governor releases $83.9M for UH, including Palamanui

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday the release of $83.9 million for capital improvement projects at University of Hawaii campuses systemwide. “These priority projects are investments in the state’s economy and vitality. They address needed maintenance and repair work and create jobs, while expanding affordable, academic opportunities for residents,” Abercrombie said. “This is especially […]

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Females lead population collapse of the endangered Hawaii creeper

MEDIA RELEASE Only 22 to 28 percent of the remaining adult population of the endangered Hawai‘i creeper (Oreomystis mana) found in the southern portion of the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge is female, raising concerns about the birds’ ability to continue to propagate the species, according to new research published by University of Hawai‘i at […]

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Team "Help me Help" (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Ito)

UH Hilo students to attend Imagine Cup Finals in Russia

Roya Sabri | Hawaii 24/7 Reporter At Microsoft’s 11th annual Image Cup U.S. Finals in Silicon Valley, Mike Purvis, team leader of “Help me Help,” asked investors, entrepreneurs and technology professionals to “imagine a world where emergency responders can see the hazards by images as they happen moment to moment. Imagine a world where we […]

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Daniel K. Inouye Project established to honor lifework of U.S. senator

James Billington: ‘The work will be a fine tribute to the legacy of a man who was the true essence of democracy and a living testament to the resilience of the American spirit’

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Study reveals leakage of carbon stored on land to aquatic environments

MEDIA RELEASE When carbon is emitted by human activities into the atmosphere, it is generally thought that about half remains in the atmosphere and the remainder is stored in the oceans and on land. New research suggests that human activity could be increasing the movement of carbon from land to rivers, estuaries and the coastal […]

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Operation: Military Kids adventure camp (July 21-26)

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii – College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, in collaboration with Operation: Military Kids (OMK) and the YMCA of Honolulu Camp Erdman, is hosting the 2nd annual Hawaii Adventure Camp for Military-Connected Teens. These teens will have an opportunity to build leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork skills while participating in […]

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Research team discovers existence of Hawaii Sign Language

MEDIA RELEASE A research group based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have confirmed the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawaii called Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). The announcement was made in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, hosted Feb. 28-March 3 at […]

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University of Hawaii System spring 2013 enrollment at 55,373

MEDIA RELEASE Opening enrollment for the University of Hawaii System for the spring 2013 semester stands at 55,373 students, a slight decline of 1,303 students, or 2.3 percent, compared to spring 2012. With a new campus in Kapolei to serve the western region of Oahu, the University of Hawaii — West Oahu posted both the […]

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UH administration, Board of Regents hosting community forum

MEDIA RELEASE University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood and representatives from the UH System administration and UH Board of Regents will visit the 10 University of Hawaii campuses for a series of public meetings. The community forums will be an opportunity for the general public and members of the University of Hawaii community including students, […]

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Anonymous donor gifts $9.2M to UH

MEDIA RELEASE An inspired donor has made one of the largest gift commitments to the University of Hawaii by a private individual to benefit UH students and research. The donor’s $9.2M gift will: * Fund scholarships for underrepresented students on 10 campuses * Expand our knowledge of the universe * Fuel research in microbial oceanography […]

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