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Hawaiian Word of the Week: Maopopo
Maopopo —To clearly understand, recognize, realize. “Learning is not effortless. When we read a book or listen to a lecture, it is crucial that we clearly understand the ʻike being presented and realize how this new information applies to our e...

Health needs of Native Hawaiian men focus of UH Cancer Center project
A University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center project, Kū Ola (“upstanding and principled healthy living”) works to support culturally-grounded services that promote the health, and well-being of Native Hawaiian men. A project goal is to expand, reachi...

Chancellor Karen Lee wants to work with industry at Honolulu CC
Honolulu Community College Chancellor Karen Lee wants to blur the lines between academia and industry, such that both employers and students feel welcome on campus and confident that workforce needs for well-paying jobs are being met. Read more at U...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kāʻeʻaʻeʻa
Kāʻeʻaʻeʻa —Expert, hero. “I do not have a significant connection to the word ‘kāʻeʻaʻeʻa,’ but it felt necessary to choose a word that is similar to a different word that is commonly used all the time, which is ‘loea’ (expert)...

Black mosses reveal climate change effects on Antarctic glaciers
As glaciers in Antarctica have melted, previously ice-entombed black mosses have been exposed. A team led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers conducted extensive analyses on these mosses discovered in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, whi...

February President's report: enrollment , chemical spills, legislative session, more
President David Lassner provided an update on enrollment for the campuses in the spring semester. He also provided updates on information regarding the chemical spills on Maunakea and Haleakalā and testimony and information provided during the curre...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Nīnau
Nīnau —Sky, heaven; heavenly, spiritual. “Nīnau in Hawaiian means question. As children we are constantly asking nīnau. As adults, we seek knowledge for answers only to find that we end up having more nīnau! I was also surprised that I did no...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Lani
Lani —Sky, heaven; heavenly, spiritual. “I chose this Hawaiian word because it is a word about nature and is often heard in Hawaiian songs. It is also sometimes found in place names.” —Ayaka Suzuki, Student, Hawaiian 101, Hawaiʻi Community...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hālau
Hālau —Long house, as for canoes or hula instruction; meeting house. “Traditionally referred to as a school for hula or house for canoes, halau has become synonymous with various educational facilities whose goals are similar to those of the ha...

Inaugural event commemorates overthrow, National Day of Racial Healing
In an effort to mark 130 years since the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the 7th annual National Day of Racial Healing, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa held an inaugural event, Hawaiʻi Kuʻu Home Aloha (Hawaiʻi my beloved home). Hosted b...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Noiʻi
Noiʻi —To seek knowledge or information; to investigate; investigation, examination, research, searching for even the smallest detail. “‘Noi’ means ‘to ask or request.’ Noiʻi takes it a step further in the direction of education. Doing...

January President’s report: athletics director search, new attainment goal, more
President David Lassner provided an update on the UH Mānoa athletics director search, the new attainment goal recently adopted by Hawaiʻi P–20 and the latest enrollment numbers for spring 2023 in his monthly report on January 19 at the Board of R...

Public radio host, Chef Sheldon Simeon cook with culinary students
The host of the award-winning National Public Radio (NPR, KHPR in Hawaiʻi) series and podcast The Splendid Table, Francis Lam, and Hawaiʻi Chef Sheldon Simeon spoke and cooked with Kapiʻolani Community College culinary students in January. The Cu...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Wiwoʻole
Wiwoʻole —Fearless, brave, bold, courageous. “As a graduate from Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu, one of Iosepa Nāwahī’s best characteristics is being wiwoʻole, is being fearless, which is the type of person that we all should strive ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kuleana
Kuleana —Right, privilege, concern, responsibility. “I believe that kuleana is an important word that many should know because a world without kuleana would be a world that thrives off of many being able to commit atrocities without feeling the ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Ahonui
Ahonui —Patience; patient, enduring, long suffering; to tolerate. “I chose the word ahonui because patience is something I had to learn over the years to be successful in school, with my family, and with myself. Patience is needed to be able to ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hōʻihi
Hōʻihi —To treat as sacred; to hallow. “As a young Kanaka 'Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian), I was raised to understand the importance of the word “respect” as defined by my makuakāne (father) and kūpuna (honored elders). Whether respect is given...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hāmau
Hāmau —Silent, silence. “It is important to be articulate and thoughtful when we speak. It is equally important to be hāmau or silent to attune to information in class, advice from a mentor, message from a friend, manu (bird) in the forest, or...

Exhibit honors award-winning Hawaiian theatre program
A new exhibit, Hana Keaka: The Art of Hawaiian Theatre at UH Mānoa, focuses on the revitalization of Hawaiian language and culture, particularly in the realm of theatre. Displayed in this exhibition are the origins, development and practices of hana...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Naʻau
Naʻau —Intestines, guts; mind, heart, affections. “Have you ever had that experience when you’re taking a test, or making a tough decision, and you have a feeling in your gut telling you something is right or wrong? Hawaiians note this feelin...

Newly renovated Leeward Theatre shines
The performing arts hopes and dreams of Leeward Community College students and the surrounding communities got a major boost in 2019, after the three-year renovation of the Pearl City campus’ Leeward Theatre. Nearly $12 million in improvements incl...

International photography mag highlights UH videographer
Street photography from UH videographer Jeff Deponte is featured in the October 2022 issue of International Lens Magazine. For more go to UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/11/21/uh-videographer-lens-mag-feature/

New chainsaw drone technology deployed to fight Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death
A new aerial chainsaw device that could assist in the battle to save Hawaiʻi’s ʻōhiʻa trees from a deadly fungal pathogen is being put to the test by a University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo geographer. Professor Ryan Perroy and his research team have ...

November 2022 president's report
President David Lassner provided updates on extramural funding and the public meetings for the proposed tuition schedule in his monthly report on November 17 at the Board of Regents meeting at the UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy. It is t...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Mākaukau
Mākaukau —Able, competent, capable, handy, efficient, proficient, versed, adept, skilled, expert, qualified; prepared, ready; competence, proficiency, aptitude, preparation; to know how, to know well. “When entering a space of learning, the rig...

Face of Nike Indigenous collection is Kānaka ʻōiwi grad student
A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa haumāna (student) working toward a master’s degree in the College of Education is the new face of athletic apparel giant Nike’s N7 collection. More: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/11/10/face-of-nike-collecti...

Surfing scientists conduct 3D reef research at epic surf break
With more than 80% of the world’s oceans left unexplored, untouched and unseen by humans, researchers know more about the surface of Mars than the ocean. A University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo professor is helping to fill that knowledge gap by leading a ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Ho‘omanawanui
Ho‘omanawanui —Patience, to be patient, steadfast, fortitude. “Ke noʻonoʻo kākou i ko kākou kuleana no Hawaiʻi a me ka Honua ākea, i kekahi manawa, ʻaʻole hiki ke loaʻa koke ka hopena, aʻole nō naʻe hoʻi e hāʻawi pio, e hoʻoma...

UH Mānoa dance concert to feature Indigenous Korean contemporary works
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance and Kennedy Theatre are preparing to premiere Form Within a Form: Echoes and Reverberations, a transformative dance concert with a cast of 60 performers, featuring dynamic, interact...

2022 CIP 6-year plan update
The 2022 University of Hawaiʻi capital improvement projects six-year plan.

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hauʻoli
Hauʻoli —Happy, glad, gay, joyful; happiness, enjoyment, joy. “Being hauʻoli is very important to me as I am Hauʻoli, by every definition. It is important to me to hoʻohauʻoli (cause happiness) for others, be it peers, colleagues, or stude...

Prison inmates find joy in gift of music by UH band students
You probably don’t think of the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua as a likely venue for a symphonic band concert. But for one night in October, the space behind bars was filled with the sounds of trumpets, drums, clarinets and more....

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Ulu
Ulu —To grow, increase, spread; growth; “Whether it’s in a classroom, an office, our home or with loved ones, may we always strive to ulu, to grow and flourish each and every day.” —Moanikeʻala Nabarro, Office of Communications, Ke Kul...

October President’s report: fall enrollment, Strategic Plan, Aloha Stadium
President David Lassner provided key takeaways on fall 2022 enrollment for the 10-campus system in his monthly report today at the Board of Regents meeting at Leeward Community College on October 20, 2022. Lassner also addressed recent media reports ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kūpono
Kūpono —Upright, honest, decent, proper, appropriate, rightful, reliable, worth, merit, excellence. “The term kūpono comes to mind when I think of Hawaiian language and culture and how exciting it is to see the revitalization of both within ou...

UH Mānoa queer dance course among 1st in nation
A popular exploratory dance course combining artistry forms such as drag, runway, vogue and pageantry is gaining momentum at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The Department of Theatre and Dance recently launched a queer dance class, a three-cred...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Maoli
Maoli —Native, indigenous, aborigine, genuine, true, real, actual. “Earlier this week, states and communities across America celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On this day, I sat in reflection of all things lāhui (nation)—from ʻike (knowl...

2022 Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance Annual Meeting
2022 Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance Annual Meeting University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa October 11-13, 2022 After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library will host the Pacific Rim Research Libraries A...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Ānuenue
Ānuenue —Rainbow. “The ānuenue can represent so many things to various people and cultures throughout the hōnua (world). For me, the ānuenue represents hope, love, equality and joy. All things that we need a little bit more of in Hawaiʻi an...

UH leads $40M grant for climate-smart food production
A team of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers is the scientific/creative lead on an up-to $40-million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant to assist Hawaiʻi farmers, ranchers and foresters in implementing sustainable, climate-smart p...

UH alumni confirm value of bachelors degrees
The overwhelming majority of alumni from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, UH Hilo and UH West Oʻahu say their degrees were worth the investment and that UH helped them achieve their goals. That’s according to a survey by the Strada Education ...

Students get a ‘Leap-Start’ into high-demand IT jobs
A new program is training University of Hawaiʻi students to enter the critical, growing information technology (IT) sector by providing practical experience with the help of local companies. Computer and technology occupations are promising career f...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Pōmaikaʻi
Pōmaikaʻi —Good fortune, blessed, fortunate. “At new student orientation I met so many students who felt the pōmaikaʻi of going to school in Hawaiʻi. How do we continue to foster that feeling and awareness of pōmaikaʻi to fuel their futur...

Top chefs inspire UH Community College culinary students
The next generation of local chefs got a special opportunity to hear from and engage with internationally prominent chefs, influencers and innovators at the Kapiʻolani Community College and Culinary Institute of the Pacific (CIP) student conference,...

Windward CC launches $1M scholarship drive for 50th anniversary
Windward Community College has set a goal to raise $1 million for student scholarships over its golden anniversary year and kicked off the fundraising drive in September with an event that included dignitaries, students, alumni and the unveiling of t...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Lawai‘a
Lawai‘a —Fisherman, Fishing technique; to fish, to catch. ‘If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. But if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.’ “As my career supports my student’s academic journey, it is bette...

UH Community College team launches student-built rocket in competition
A team of students and faculty from the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges launched a 10.5-foot custom rocket they built in the ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites) 2022 Come-Back competition in Nevada. This year’s A...

September president’s report: masking, strategic plan, tenure and enrollment updates
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner explained the reasoning behind the lifting of the remaining face masks requirements on UH campuses and announced that overall enrollment is slightly down across the system in his monthly report at the Se...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: ʻOnipaʻa
ʻOnipaʻa —Steadfast, firm, resolute, determined. This was the motto of King Kamehameha V and Queen Liliʻuokalani. “As our haumāna (students) embark on their journey through academia, they must remember to remain ʻonipaʻa.” —Brent Rubio...

UH Foundation raises record $165M for students, programs, research
In a year that included some groundbreaking gifts, the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation raised a record $165 million from more than 18,000 donors. The total amount for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 surpassed the previous year by $64...

Anonymous donor endows $3M scholarships at UH Hilo, including 1st for LGBTQ+ students
An anonymous donor recently gifted the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo the largest scholarship endowment in the history of the school. The $3 million gift will provide three new scholarships for students at UH Hilo, including the first-ever endowed sc...

Anonymous donor endows $3M scholarships at UH Hilo, including 1st for LGBTQ+ students
An anonymous donor recently gifted the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo the largest scholarship endowment in the history of the school. The $3 million gift will provide three new scholarships for students at UH Hilo, including the first-ever endowed sc...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hoʻomalu
Hoʻomalu —To protect, to make peace. “As we educate our future leaders throughout the UH system, it is our kuleana (responsibility) to ensure that part of their education is how they will hoʻomalu their communities for future generations.” ...

Renowned Korean choreographers train Mānoa dancers for mainstage
The National Endowment of the Arts gave the UH Mānoa College of Arts, Languages and Letters a $10,000 award for the production, which helped bring renowned artists Jae Hyuk Jung and Samjin Kim to the Mānoa campus to train students for a few special...

Hawaiʻi high school counselors play key role in UH Mānoa recruitment
About 130 high school college/guidance counselors from across the state attended a September workshop hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Office of Admissions. The counselors play a pivotal role in guiding local high school students on the...

New Zoo keiki meal named after award-winning Leeward CC culinary student
Leeward Community College student Kaleb Molina, whose Vegan Rigatoni Bolognese won the 7-Eleven healthy bento contest in December 2021 and was featured in Hawai‘i 7-Eleven stores for a limited time in 2022.  Kaleb’s Keiki Meal (named after him)...

UH Project Imua students to launch rockets in back-to-back events
Get ready for launch! A team of seven students and faculty from the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges is building an 10.5-foot custom rocket to launch in the annual ARLISS (A Rocket Launch for Student Satellites) competition in Black Rock, Ne...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Welina
Welina —A greeting of affection, similar to aloha; a salutation in a letter. “August has arrived, and the fall term is in full swing! All week, we eagerly greeted our students with aloha and welina as they returned to our campuses.” —Nikki ...

Oli, traditional protocol to name Kapiʻolani CC landmark
Pū kani (conch shell) and oli (chants) echoed through the piko (center) of the Kapiʻolani Community College campus just after sunrise on August 17 to mark the beginning of Pōkinahua, a traditional Hawaiian ceremony honoring aliʻi (chiefs). About ...

August president’s report: accreditation, enrollment and Ching Athletics Complex
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided updates on WASC accreditation in his monthly report today, August 18, at the Board of Regents meeting at UH Mānoa. UH Mānoa was reaffirmed for 10 years, and ​​UH West Oʻahu, UH Hilo and U...

Spectacular UH Project Imua space video inspires awe
“Out of this world” is one way to describe the incredible video captured by a University of Hawaiʻi Community College experiment nearly 100 miles above Earth. On August 11, a 44-foot NASA sounding rocket blasted off from Wallops Flight Facility ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Wehena
Wehena —Opening, unfastening, taking off; solution, as of a problem. “As we embark on our new academic year, it is important that we wehe (open) appropriately our ‘wehena makahiki kula’ our opening of the academic year in a unified way in or...

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UH launches ‘a place for you,’ statewide campaign
The University of Hawaiʻi launched a statewide marketing campaign on August 15, 2022. “There is a place for you” encourages residents—no matter their circumstances—to consider enrolling at a UH campus and pursue a higher education. The campa...

UH Community College experiment launched into space on NASA rocket
Mission accomplished! At 12:08 p.m. HST on August 11, 2022, a 44-foot NASA sounding rocket blasted off from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia carrying a scientific experiment designed by University of Hawaiʻi Community College students about 91 mi...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Wela
Wela —Hot, burned; heat, temperature. “As the wela of summer swells throughout Hawaiʻi, may we all look forward to cooler days ahead as the arrival of the fall 2022 semester draws near. Excited to reconnect with colleagues on campus and meet ne...

University of Hawaii tap water dashboard news conference
A virtual news conference was held on August 5, 2022 to discuss the launch of the Tap Water Screening Dashboard. Developed by the University of Hawaiʻi Red Hill Task Force the dashboard displays data on potential fuel-based contaminants in water scr...

New renderings of Sinclair student success center as design team is chosen
New architectural renderings provide a glimpse of the $53-million student success center on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus that will further enrich the student life experience. The Swinerton/G70 design-build team has been awarded the con...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: ʻIkena
ʻIkena —knowledge “Ua lehulehu a manomano ka ʻikena a ka Hawaiʻi. (Great and numerous is the knowledge of the Hawaiians.)” —Kaleialoha Lum-Ho, Coordinator, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, Kūlana Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Programs Division, Hon...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hoʻomaha
Hoʻomaha —To rest, to take a vacation, to take a break. “ʻO ke kau wela ka manawa e hoʻomaha nā haumāna. (Summer is a time for students to take a break.) He aha kāu hana i kēia wā hoʻomaha? (What are some things you have done during Su...

Free job trainings, certifications offered through UH Community Colleges
With many local employers seeking to fill vacant positions, including thousands of critical healthcare jobs throughout the state, the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges are continuing to offer free short-term trainings leading to industry cred...

July presidentʻs report: Record extramural funding, COVID-19 update
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner announced that UH received a record $505 million in extramural funds for fiscal year 2022 in his monthly report today, July 21, at the Board of Regents meeting at UH Mānoa.

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Awāwa
Awāwa —Valley, gulch, ravine. The opposite of mauna. A low, level place with high ground on each side. Awāwa is also the space between your fingers and toes. ““ʻO hea kou awāwa? Which awāwa do you identify most with?”” —Mahi La Pie...

Student Basic Needs PSA
Basic Needs Insecurity is common among students in higher education. The University of Hawaiʻi System is here to help! Please visit our Student Basic Needs website if you or someone you know is experiencing any form of basic needs insecurity. Link...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Lako
Lako —Well-supplied, well furnished, rich, prosperous. “E mākaukau nō ʻoe i ka huakaʻi i ka lako o kou waʻa (You will be ready for the journey when your canoe is well supplied).” —Kaleialoha Lum-Ho, Coordinator, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiia...

706-acre Pālamanui ‘living laboratory’ stokes reforestation
Efforts to protect tropical lowland dry forest in North Kona recently got a big boost as Hawaiʻi Community College–Pālamanui and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) finalized an agreement to conserve a 706-acre parcel adjace...

Native Hawaiian high schoolers immersed in science, more at UHMānoa
18 haumāna (students) from high schools across Hawaiʻi and the continental U.S. are wrapping up a free residential summer program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, part of a continued push to increase the number of Native Hawaiian students w...

Payload for space launch tested at NASA facility
Two University of Hawaiʻi Community College students and their advisor spent more than a week at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to prepare their scientific payload for a space launch in August. They are part of a team of Project Imua M...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kākoʻo
Kākoʻo —To uphold, support, favor, assist, prop up; to bind, as with a sash or belt; support, aid, recommendation, girdle. “As educators, it is our kuleana to kākoʻo our haumāna (students).” —F. Kahale Saito, Native Hawaiian Counselor,...

Title IX 50th anniversary, Patsy Mink, recognized with lei ceremony
A lei ceremony was held with representatives from three branches of government and sponsoring agencies who paid tribute to Patsy T. Mink’s monument.

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Haliʻa
Haliʻa —A sudden remembrance, or memory, especially of a loved one; a fond recollection; or premonition. “In a world that is ever changing, the recollection of people dear to our hearts brings comfort and stability. I ke onaona o ka lei pīkake...

UH hosts high school students overnight on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island)
Oʻahu high school students spent the week on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island) learning about marine mammals science at a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa summer program.

Anonymous donor endows $3M scholarships at UH Hilo, including 1st for LGBTQ+ students
An anonymous donor recently gifted the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo the largest scholarship endowment in the history of the school. The $3 million gift will provide three new scholarships for students at UH Hilo, including the first-ever endowed sc...

UH to develop living coastal-protection system inspired by coral reefs
The University of Hawaiʻi will be awarded up to $25 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an engineered coral reef ecosystem to help protect coastlines from flooding, erosion and storm damage.

UH astronomers mentor Maui keiki for future science careers
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) continues its mission to inspire new generations of scientists. From May 30 through June 3, Hawaiʻi Student/Teacher Astronomy Research or HI STAR hosted...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Lālāwai
Lālāwai —Prosperous, successful, well-to-do, rich. "The measure of one’s lālāwai is personally defined by each individual, you determine what prosperity and success looks like to you. ” —Kūlana Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Programs Division, Hon...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kīkīkoʻele
Kīkīkoʻele —Done to completeness, perfection. “Ua kīkīkoʻele ka ʻaha hemo kula no nā haumāna kula nui. Graduation was perfect for the graduates.” —Kūlana Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Programs Division, Honolulu Community College For more i...

The stewards of Maunakea commended
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) employees responsible for the many facets of stewardship of the mauna were commended during a May 19 report to the UH Board of Regents. CMS Executive Director Greg Chun praised the ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kanu
Kanu —To plant, bury, planting, burial, figuratively meaning hereditary. —Kūlana Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Programs Division, Honolulu Community College For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to the UH Hilo Wehewehe W...

UH blessing, dedication honors nursing school donor Nancy Atmospera-Walch
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has unveiled permanent signage at Webster Hall officially recognizing the home of the Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. The school was renamed in honor of Dr. Nancy Atmospera-Walch for her transformational ...

UH scientific relic deemed ‘National Treasure,’ makes new home at Smithsonian museum
Nearly 25 years after her birth made international headlines, Cumulina, the first cloned mouse and the first cloned mammal in the United States recently made the trek to her new home in the renowned Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Holu
Holu —Springy, pliable, resilient, as a mattress; to sway, as palm fronds; to ripple, as waves —Kūlana Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Programs Division, Honolulu Community College For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to ...

Congratulations spring 2022 UH grads!
University of Hawaiʻi campuses across the state celebrated its graduates in a variety of ways this spring.

Presidentʻs report: COVID-19, enrollment, federal funding
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided the latest on UH’s response to COVID-19 in his monthly report today, May 19, at the Board of Regents meeting at Honolulu Community College. Lassner cited the increase in positive cases in the ...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hoʻolauleʻa
Hoʻolauleʻa —to celebrate or a celebration for a special occasion. “Ua hiki mai ka panina o kēia makahiki kulanui nei, no laila, e hoʻomaikaʻi kākou i ka papa pūkana o ka makahiki 2022 me ka hoʻolauleʻa ana i kā lākou kū i ka niʻo! ...

Tahitian dance helps expand culture, diversity in arts
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance has launched a pilot program to help diversify the curriculum of the culture and arts from across the Pacific. This spring, the inaugural Moananuiākea Artists-in-Residency program ...

UH Hawaiian language play scoops 8 national awards
A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa hana keaka (play) written and directed by a graduate student in the Department of Theatre and Dance captured eight national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The national the...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kukui
Kukui —Candle nut tree, lamp, light, torch “Like many of our native plants, the kukui tree has many uses and provides such things as oil for lamps/torch, ʻinamona (relish made of kukui and Hawaiian salt), medicinal, shade, etc. In our UH logo,...

Giant architecture inflatables pop up at UH Mānoa
Pneumatic structures designed and built by 65 first-year architecture students filled the lawn between Hawaiʻi Hall and the School of Architecture.

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Loko Iʻa
Loko Iʻa —Fishpond “Hawaiian loko iʻa were unique and sophisticated aquaculture systems that were vital to the sustenance of an ahupuaʻa in traditional times. Within the ahupuaʻa of Kapālama which Honolulu Community College sits in, there w...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Mauō
Mauō —Sustainability. Mauō is made up of two basic words; mau, stability, unbroken continuity, and o, enduring in a healthy state. This new Hawaiian word was coined by the Hawaiian Language Lexicon Committee in 2016. “The practice of mauō is ...

‘Mysterious’ swirl captured by Maunakea telescope
Social media went awry on Sunday, April 17, after thousands reshared a video clip of what looked like a swirling ball of light gliding over the summit of Maunakea. The eerie footage was captured just after 5 p.m. Hawaiʻi time by a livestream camera ...

UH President’s report and legislative update to Board of Regents
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided updates on the tenure task force, progress on the strategic plan and highlighted the success of UH Mānoa athletics in 2022 in his monthly report to the Board of Regents on April 21. UH Vice Pr...

Bobby Mederow Jr. Promotion for Windward CC
Share an evening with Hawaiʻi's renowned slack key guitar and falsetto artist, Bobby Moderow Jr., in the workshop Kani Nā Pua Koʻolau hosted by Windward Community College Music Instructor Kamuela Kimokeo.

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Ho‘ōla
Hoʻōla —To give life, to revive, to heal. “While I was eating lunch earlier this week I heard two students conversing completely in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). It was so exciting to my ears! They are examples of hoʻola ʻōlelo Haw...

HIMB symposium showcases student marine research to donors
Students presented research on a broad range of marine research topics encompassing coral reefs, sharks, whales, monk seals and fishes.

Hula webinar illustrates healing benefits
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) and Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) hosted a webinar on April 4 to share ʻike (knowledge) about how the traditional art of hula can help enhance mental hea...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hana
Hana —To work, do, or commit. “Our kuleana at the university is to help prepare the next generation of leaders to hana; to do good work for our families, our communities, our ʻāina, and our lāhui.” —Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe, Native Haw...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Hoʻomaka
Hoʻomaka —To begin; to commence a work; to set forth a new thing. “The past two years have given so many of us the opportunity to deeply reflect on life’s struggles and gifts. I hold great hope that we will infuse the powerful insight gained ...

Comedic play to debut in Hawaiian, Pidgin and ʻōlelo māhū
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance and Kennedy Theatre continue to celebrate the expansion of hana keaka (Hawaiian theatre), which are plays performed primarily in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). The Hawaiian ...

Palikū Theatre welcomes back live audiences with Oriental Faddah and Son
Enjoy an ensemble performance of the theme from Kikaida, investigate what it means to be Okinawan in Hawaiʻi and reflect on paternal relationships in Oriental Faddah and Son, at Windward Community College’s Palikū Theatre, April 21–May 1. Lear...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Kālai
Kālai —To carve, cut, hew, engrave, hoe; to divide, as land; to shape a canoe or (fig.) an enterprise or intellectual policy; to plan, formulate, budget. “Carving offers insight into the meticulous thought processes of our ancestors. It is in p...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Na‘auao
Na‘auao —Learned, knowledge, wisdom “We all have wisdom both inherent and acquired. Wisdom and knowledge have been entrusted to us from our kūpuna (elders) and mākua (parents). As another medium of learning, the University of Hawaiʻi provi...

UH President’s March 2022 report: COVID-19 latest, tenure task force, federal funding
University of Hawai'i President David Lassner gives his monthly report to the UH Board of Regents.

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Ao
Ao —Light, day, daylight, dawn; to dawn, grow light; enlightened; to regain consciousness “As we continue to strengthen and work together as a people, it is always important for us to remember the ‘ao,’ the light. We are reaching a new consc...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Mo‘okū‘auhau
Moʻokūʻauhau —Genealogy, genealogical story “At the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, we value the deep Native Hawaiian genealogies of this place and seek to learn from their wisdom in best caring for each other and our island home. We also c...

Revolutionary climate data portal critical to future planning
Knowledge of climate patterns is critically important for a variety of resource management issues, including groundwater and surface water development and protection, controlling and eradicating invasive species, protecting and restoring native ecosy...

UH celebrates Alice Augusta Ball Day in Hawaiʻi
Gov. David Ige signed a proclamation that declared February 28 “Alice Augusta Ball Day” in Hawaiʻi at a special recognition ceremony on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus on February 28, 2022. Ball (1892–1916), UH’s first African-A...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Ho‘omana‘o
Hoʻomanaʻo —To remember “So much of what we do as a university is about remembering and sharing. As a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has a kuleana to invite all of us to hoʻomanaʻo c...

Public asked to participate in update to Maunakea management plan
The University of Hawaiʻi is seeking public input on an update to the 2009 Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP), the management framework approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) for Maunakea lands managed by UH. For more ...

Maui student creates way to free tuition in #TakeMeToManoa contest
Hezekiah Kapuaala’s #TakeMeToManoa video entry touched upon how winning will help finance his education and prepare him for his future, and how UH Mānoa will enable him to get closer to pursuing and living his passion of being a video creator. T...

Waipahu students win telescope time through Maunakea Scholars Program
Astronomy haumāna (students) at Waipahu High School were commended for their research efforts and rewarded with observation time at some of Hawaiʻi’s leading telescopes. The Maunakea Observatories announced four haumāna will be given time to uti...

UH midshipmen ‘see’ historic Pearl Harbor attack in VR
The fiery December 7, 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor got “real” for the first cadre of Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. As part of their U.S. Naval History course, the 25 mids...

Hawaiian Word of the Week: Awe
Awe —Thread, strand, thin, soft, wake of a ship “Awe is my favorite Hawaiian word. The wake of a ship appears as a thin thread and can be detected for hundreds of miles. A lingering fragrance can be an awe. The common aspect of these examples is...

Participate in economics research experiments and get paid!
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students can play the role of a corporate firm, stock market trader or consumer for a day while contributing to economics research, and receive monetary compensation at the same time. These economics experiments happe...

UH President’s report: Booster change, record graduation and retention rates
UH President David Lassner delivered his monthly report to the Board of Regents on February 17 and said that COVID-19 boosters will not be required to work and attend UH and that current student and employee COVID-19 vaccination policies will remain ...

University of Hawaiʻi ʻōlelo of the week: kaukoe
kaukoe —To continue or persevere in a straight course. “I ko Ke Kulanui Kaiaulu o Honolulu manaʻo, he kūpono maoli nō ka huaʻōlelo ʻo “kaukoe” no ka paipai ʻana a me ke kākoʻo ʻana i nā haumāna, nā kumu, nā limahana, a me ke ka...

New York Fashion Week showcases UH alumna, Native Hawaiian wahine designer
A team of Native Hawaiian models, musicians and dancers graced a New York Fashion Week runway in February to highlight one-of-a-kind creations by Ola Hou Designs’ Sharayah Chun-Lai. The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa alumna, who earned a bachelo...

Institute for Astronomy director highlights Hawaiʻi astronomy global impact
University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy Director Doug Simons explains how Hawaiʻi is the world leader in astronomy, and UH’s role in that 50-year legacy. Learn more at UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/02/09/hawaii-astronomy-impact...

University of Hawaiʻi ʻōlelo of the week: maiau
Maiau —Skillful, ingenious, careful, thorough “The legacy of excellence embedded in the ancient wisdom of our kupuna passed on to subsequent generations is seen today in the skills of our wayfinders, in the ingenious choreography of our hula mas...

University of Hawaiʻi ʻōlelo of the week: Hoʻokō
Ho‘okō: To fulfill, to carry out "When we think about our responsibilities to serve Hawai‘i and the world, I think about the importance of not only talking about and planning for it, but to really ho‘okō those responsibilities to make a healt...

‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition at UH West Oʻahu
The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu James & Abigail Campbell Library is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressu...

UH President’s report: COVID-19 update, legislative update, UH numbers
UH President David Lassner delivered his monthly report to the Board of Regents on January 20. Lassner began with a message of compassion for Tonga and everyone in the UH ʻohana impacted by the recent volcanic eruption. He then updated UH’s ongoi...

Free UH event for high schoolers features swag, games, prizes
Hawaiʻi high schoolers are invited to We Go Kākou, a free informational virtual session filled with swag, games, prizes and hands-on activities for haumāna (students) considering college. Students can sign up for either the February 2 or 16, 2022 ...

$50M gift aims to improve Hawaiʻi’s ocean health
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) announced a seven-year $50 million commitment from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, which will support various research groups within Hawaiʻi In...

UH breaks ground on RISE entrepreneurship, student housing facility
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa broke ground Thursday, January 13 on the Residences for Innovative Student Entrepreneurs (RISE), an innovation and entrepreneurship center/student housing facility on the site of the former Atherton YMCA across Un...

Explosion of supergiant star captured by UH telescope
Using a University of Hawaiʻi telescope on Haleakalā and another on Maunakea, astronomers, for the very first time, imaged the dramatic end to a red supergiant star’s life as it was happening. The massive star’s rapid self-destruction and final...

McFall-Ngai blazes trail to lead life, environmental sciences at Carnegie
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s pioneering microbiome researcher Margaret McFall-Ngai has been named the inaugural director of a newly created research division of the Carnegie Institution for Sciences that will focus on life and environment...

Ground-breaking UH-designed sensors aboard NASA’s historic space telescope
After NASA launches the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on a historic mission this December, scientists anticipate their first glimpse of the most distant objects ever seen in the universe. Technology developed and tested at the University of Hawai...

UH-designed sensors aboard NASA’s historic space telescope
IfA-designed sensors tested on Maunakea will enable the James Webb Space Telescope to gaze deeper into space than ever before. Read more at UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/12/20/uh-designed-sensors-aboard-historic-space-telescope/

Kahealani - Finding Our Kuleana, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Meet Kahealani - Within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kahealani connects to her Native Hawaiian identity in a very purposeful way. She is exploring ways to heal our food syste...

Kahealani - Finding Our Kuleana, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Meet Kahealani - Within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Kahealani connects to her Native Hawaiian identity in a very purposeful way. She is exploring ways to heal our food syste...

$1M gift supports med students, honors UHA Founder Max Botticelli
The student learning center at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine will also be dedicated to the memory of the late Max Botticelli. Learn more at UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/12/10/jabsom-gift-honors-max-botticel...

UH President’s December 2021 report: COVID-19 update, state budget and Red Hill water crisis
UH President David Lassner delivered his monthly report to the Board of Regents on December 16. Lassner started with the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic as UH campuses prepare to reopen in January 2022. He called on students and employees to get vacc...

UH culinary students elevate healthy entrees for 7-Eleven
The colorful dishes were full of umami, not meat, when 10 University of Hawaiʻi Community College culinary arts students competed in 7-Eleven Hawaii’s fourth annual contest to produce a better-for-you bento or entrée that could potentially be sol...

UH alumna to showcase contemporary Hawaiian designs at NY Fashion Week
From a very young age, Sharayah Chun-Lai adored the thrill of fashion. One of her favorite pastimes as a little girl was playing dress up inside her grandmother’s classy closet and trying on shoes. That admiration for apparel led her to pursue a Fa...

UH solar eclipse chasers prepare for Antarctica expedition
To catch a glimpse of the next total solar eclipse on December 4, sky gazers will have to trek to the icy continent of Antarctica. University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (IfA) Astronomer Shadia Rifai Habbal and her eclipse team, the Solar Win...

Asian-American artist traces racism roots to Pearl Harbor bombing
Immediately after the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, artist Ken Okiishi’s grandfather unloaded all traces of the family’s Japanese possessions by dumping them into Māmala Bay. His rash decision came after receiv...

UH president’s report: COVID-19 update, telework policy, federal funding and more
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided an update on the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for the spring 2020 semester, the employee telework policy and the expected increase in online offerings in his monthly report to the Board of ...

More than seven-fold increase in wēkiu bug survey on Maunakea
The population of the endemic wēkiu bug, which can only be found on puʻu (cinder cones) on the summit of Maunakea, remains healthy according to the insect captures recorded during the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship...

1st place in rocketry competition for UH Community College students
A team of students from multiple University of Hawai‘i campuses took first place in a rocketry competition held in Nevada in September. The UH Community Colleges’ Project Imua Mission 9 team won the extreme altitude hybrid motor competition with ...

UH President: COVID-19 update, spring 2022, tenure task force, more
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided an update on the university’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring 2022 plans for more in-person instruction, fall enrollment, legislative inquiries and task force on tenure an...

Kapolei in Common: How Far We Can Go by UH West O‘ahu student Micah Niinuma
Videos produced by Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu students have been given a unique showcase. In September, Kapolei Commons announced its new “Kapolei in Common” campaign, which features a collaboration wit...

$1.33M grant to better understand, forecast Hawaiʻi’s complex weather and climate
In a first, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa a three-year, $1,334,481 grant to deploy dozens of climate stations across the state. “Hawaiʻi Mesonet” is a public impact research project to bet...

Free HPD exam prep course could be first step for a good paying job
A free University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges course could help boost qualified unemployed Oʻahu residents toward a job with a starting salary that tops $70,000. The Honolulu Police Department (HPD) is continuously recruiting qualified women and ...

ʻŌlelo, oli and live musicians fill Kennedy Theatre season opener
The world premiere hana keaka or Hawaiian Theatre program production, He Leo Aloha, follows the story of a group of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and their struggles with finding and navigating love a...

Free job training for unemployed O‘ahu residents filling fast
Nearly 400 residents have already registered for O‘ahu Back to Work, through the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges. Read more at UH News: uhnews.org

President’s report: COVID-19, enrollment, Maunakea and more
UH President David Lassner provided an update on the university’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, fall enrollment, the latest Maunakea stewardship efforts and the Ching Athletic Complex retrofit to accommodate football games in his mo...

Former HI–SEAS crew member launching into historical space mission
One of the original crew members of the 2013 University of Hawaiʻi’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation program (HI–SEAS) on Mauna Loa is headed to space, for real. Geoscientist Sian Proctor is one of four crew members who will be ...

Public input requested for new Maunakea Master Plan
The University of Hawaiʻi is seeking broad community feedback on a draft of a new Maunakea Master Plan that will guide land-use decisions on UH-managed Maunakea lands. The overarching goals of the plan are to reduce impacts to the natural resources,...

UH Mars rover team helps acquire samples of Red Planet
The Mars 2020 team are helping acquire samples of rocks from its landing site, the floor of Jezero Crater, for return to Earth by a future mission.

UH president’s report: Fall semester, vaccine, testing requirements and more
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided an update on UH’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements, in his monthly report to the Board of Regents on August 19. Other topic...

How to Upload Vax Card to Lumisight
All University of Hawaii campuses require that students be fully vaccinated or tested regularly for COVID-19 to be on campus for classes, activities and services. The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges will be giving daily prizes from August ...

How to apply to Oʻahu Back To Work
Oʻahu residents who are struggling to find employment because of the COVID-19 pandemic can enroll in free job preparation classes at the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges. The Oʻahu Back to Work initiative is sponsored by the City and Count...

Maunakea Rangers warn public of hazards, vehicle restrictions to summit
Maunakea Rangers of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) are urging the public to exercise caution when visiting the mauna. As visitor arrivals to the islands increase, many are eager to explore Hawaiʻi but may no...

‘Ulu Croquettes / Christopher Fujimoto
Credits: Kapiʻolani Community College; Digital Systems; Kumu ʻIwalani Koide, Hawaiian language; Lauren Tamamoto, Culinary Arts Program

Undergraduate ʻulu research yields innovative recipes, hopes for other local crops
Mouthwatering ʻulu creations were part of a recent undergraduate research project into the obstacles to cooking and consuming ʻulu by recent Kapiʻolani Community College Culinary Arts Program graduate Christopher Fujimoto at the Culinary Innovatio...

UH President’s report: Vaccine mandate update, vaccine survey results and more
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided an update on the fall semester, COVID-19 vaccinations and the 10-campus university system in his monthly report to the Board of Regents on July 15, 2021. Read more about the University of Hawai...

Weird, delicious, science at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific
Fire, ice and smoke! No, it’s not Eurovision. It’s the Culinary Innovation Center in the University of Hawaiʻi’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific on Diamond Head, where students in the “Food Science and Modernist Cuisine” 300-level class ...

Weird, delicious, science at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific
Fire, ice and smoke! No, it’s not Eurovision. It’s the Culinary Innovation Center in the University of Hawaiʻi’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific on Diamond Head, where students in the “Food Science and Modernist Cuisine” 300-level class ...

First endangered ʻuaʻu observed on Maunakea in more than 60 years
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo researchers located an endangered native seabird called the ʻuaʻu and a nesting site on Maunakea in May 2021. Active ʻuaʻu (also known as the Hawaiian petrel or Pterodroma sandwichensis) have not been recorded on th...

DyLin Khoe's "The Sword 2"
Kapiolani Community College student DyLin Khoe's “The Sword 2” won a 2021 silver Pele Award in Animation or Special Effects. For more UH Pele winners go to UH News at: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/07/06/2021-pele-awards/

Resocializing tips in a COVID-19 world
The COVID-19 pandemic was both challenging and unfamiliar on many levels and has caused uncertainty about the future. According to University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) psychologists, this can be a perfect ...

Could moss, recycled fishing net roofs keep homes cool?
An environmentally-friendly and sustainable roof design that combines natural moss with recycled fishing net is the focus of a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student-led project. Learn more about the University of Hawaiʻi's ten campuses at: uhnew...

UH Mānoa housing, entrepreneurship center moves forward
Project partners plan to begin work in late July on a first-of-its-kind, $70-million, six-story facility at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa that integrates student housing and an innovation/entrepreneurship center, funded with private, non-taxpa...

58% of surveyed UH students hit with hunger, housing problems
In 2020, the University of Hawaiʻi Basic Needs Committee partnered with the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice to conduct a comprehensive basic needs assessment of the UH student body, and provided technical assistance in developing a Ba...

Engineering students release driverless delivery vehicle prototype
Soon, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa may have its own fully-autonomous delivery vehicle thanks to a project by College of Engineering students. Members of UH Parcel Service (UHPS) have created a wireless prototype delivery vehicle capable of tr...

Free tuition for unemployed residents offered for resilient industry job training
Unemployed or underemployed Hawaiʻi residents have an opportunity to get up to $2,000 in tuition assistance for short-term training at University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges that can lead to industry credentials in healthcare, technology and skil...

Engineering students prep rocket to launch in national competition
Members from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Team Hōkūlele are headed to Mojave, Calif., to launch their 15-foot rocket and payload in a national competition. The project by College of Engineering students was accepted into the Friends of Amat...

UH Community College scholarships for furloughed, unemployed residents: David Ochoco
A University of Hawaiʻi scholarship to assist unemployed or furloughed workers has meant a life-changing difference to former commuter airline pilot David Ochoco. He is among more than 300 recipients of Kūlia Scholarships since they were first made...

UH Community College scholarships for furloughed, unemployed residents: Lindsey Brown
A University of Hawaiʻi scholarship to assist unemployed or furloughed workers has meant a life-changing difference to former Four Seasons Resorts employee Lindsey Brown. She is among more than 300 recipients of Kūlia Scholarships since they were f...

Student vaccine requirement part of President Lassnerʻs update to regents
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided an update on the fall semester, COVID-19 vaccinations and the 10-campus university system in his monthly report to the Board of Regents on May 20. Read more about the University of Hawaiʻi's 1...

UH to require COVID-19 vaccination for on-campus students this fall
The University of Hawaiʻi System is adding the COVID-19 vaccination to its student health clearance requirements beginning in the fall 2021 semester. This means that, to be on any UH campus, students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Read...

New certificate to fast-track students to creative media employers
Cutting edge skills in new media fields, including video game and esports design, digital film production, and new media theatre and dance performance, are the focus of a new University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa certificate for undergraduate students. L...

UH Mānoa gifted rights to award-winning Asian American playwright’s works
A friend of one of Hawaiʻi’s most iconic and celebrated playwrights, Edward Sakamoto, has gifted his entire catalog of plays to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance, an extremely rare endowment. The gift gives UH fu...

A Climate For Change Episode 3 - Ketchup and M&M’s
The pandemic has highlighted the fragility of Hawaii's broken food system and the very real need for an island community to not only support its local farms but to shift to a more sustainable plant-based diet.

Anonymous $200K PPE donation goes far across UH campuses
A large donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from an anonymous donor is going to help keep students, faculty and staff across the University of Hawaiʻi System safer. More than 5,000 face shields and almost 1,400 containers of hand sanitiz...

2021 Mānoa Awards message from UH President
University of Hawaii President David Lassner congratulates the 2021 UH Mānoa Award winners.

Global elite Overwatch League™ teams to compete at UH
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will host one of the fastest growing leagues in all of international esports. Elite teams from the Overwatch League (OWL) will participate in a series of four tournaments at UH Mānoa May–August 2021. Read more...

Newly discovered species of Ehu named after UH biologist
The new species was named "Etelis boweni" in recognition of the contributions of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researcher Brian Bowen.

UH President: fall semester, funding, COVID-19 vaccination update
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provided an update on the fall semester, COVID-19 vaccinations and the 10-campus university system in his monthly report to the Board of Regents on April 15. For more about the University of Hawaiʻi: u...

In memoriam: Chad Kālepa Baybayan
The University of Hawaiʻi community is mourning the loss of highly respected, deep-sea voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa captain Chad Kālepa Baybayan, who served as a navigator-in-residence at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi.

UH showcases $20M ʻIke Wai project at international water conference
As the University of Hawaiʻi Hawaiʻi EPSCoR ʻIke Wai project enters into its final year, researchers will share significant project results with the international community that could provide decision support for improved water resource management...

1st Pacific Islander to reach ocean’s deepest point is UH grad student
A University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate student is the first Pacific Islander to voyage to the deepest part of the Earth, the Mariana Trench, and its deepest region, the Challenger Deep (35,827 feet).

New ‘sweat sticker’ improves cystic fibrosis diagnosis, accessibility
A team of researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and Northwestern University has developed a skin-mounted sticker for diagnosing cystic fibrosis, one of the most common life-shortening genetic disorders. The novel wearable device absor...

Scientific breakthrough: First images of freshwater plumes at sea
The first imaging of substantial freshwater plumes west of Hawaiʻi Island may help water planners to optimize sustainable yields and aquifer storage calculations. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers demonstrated a new method to detect fresh...

UH President Report March 2021 Part 2
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner provides an update on federal relief funding for the UH 10-campus system.

UH President addresses latest on COVID-19 developments on campuses
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner covers the latest on vaccinations for employees to discussions on commencement and fall 2021. Read more at UH News: uhnews.org

2021 Solar System Walk: Mercury
University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy Hilo Education Specialist Carolyn Kaichi breaks down facts about Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun including its 800 degree daytime temperature. Read more at UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/20...

Grammy-nominated artists honed craft at UH Maui College
Nā Wai ʻEhā’s Kamalei Kawaʻa learned vocal technique and more from the University of Hawaii Maui College . For more go to UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/03/09/na-wa-eha-uh-maui-college/

10 UH campuses encouraged to ‘Get Vaccinated UH!’
The University of Hawaiʻi is encouraging students, faculty and staff of the 10-campus system to “Get Vaccinated UH!” The awareness campaign includes regular messaging and testimonials on social media, as well as campus signage featuring students...

UH Mānoa 2021 student recruitment ad
UH Mānoa campaign challenges prospective students to make a difference A new multi-media recruitment campaign encourages prospective students to leverage the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, a globally recognized center of learning and research th...

UH scientists begin new chapter in Mars exploration
UH Manoa scientists and graduate students will begin the next chapter in the search for signs of ancient life on Mars.

HMSA $5M donation for pioneering program to improve future doctors
In July 2020, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine welcomed 77 first-year medical students into its new curricular initiative, the Learning Community program. The anticipated positive impact of this pioneering medical...

UH President’s report: vaccination efforts, fall outlook, federal stimulus update
The COVID-19 pandemic dominated University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner’s February 2021 report to the Board of Regents at the board’s February 18 meeting. Lassner discussed the ongoing response to the pandemic, the status of federal stimul...

Kapiolani CC kicks off 75th anniversary celebration
Kapiolani Community College marked the start of its 75th anniversary celebration with a sunrise ceremony on the campus’ great lawn on February 12, 2021. Learn more at UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/02/16/kapiolani-cc-kicks-off-75th-anni...

Search for signs of ancient life on Mars begins with rover landing
The most sophisticated rover NASA has ever sent to Mars, is scheduled to land on February 18.

$2M gift to develop local farmers, food supply
American AgCredit pledged $2 million to support GoFarm Hawaii, one of the largest and most successful beginning farmer development programs in the nation. The University of Hawaii at Manoa provides business technical assistance, educational opportuni...

UH Maui College achieves net-zero goal
Through a combination of solar photovoltaic energy, distributed energy storage and energy efficiency measures, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College has reduced the campus’ use of fossil fuel for energy by an estimated 100%. Learn more at UH News: h...

50 years of progress at UH Cancer Center
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center. The UH Cancer Center has proven itself to be an invaluable asset to the state since its founding in 1971. The center has made seminal discoveries in the areas of cancer biol...

UH President addresses Jan. 6 national events in monthly report to BOR
The University of Hawaiʻi president's report also includes financial updates and UH's role in the state's vaccination program. For more on the 10 University of Hawaiʻi campuses: uhnews.org

UH Mānoa Fall 2020 Commencement - Congratulations to Graduates from President Lassner
The University of Hawaii at Mānoa celebrated its approximately 1,985 graduates virtually with mahalo messages, speeches and more on December 21, 2020. The commencement exercise included a recorded message from UH President David Lassner.

UH Mānoa Fall 2020 Commencement Student Speaker
The University of Hawaii at Mānoa celebrated its approximately 1,985 graduates virtually with mahalo messages, speeches and more on December 21, 2020. The commencement exercise included a recorded virtual address by graduating PhD student Amalie ʻ...

Shark that caused fatality identified through new DNA technology
UH shark researchers determined a tiger shark caused fatal injuries to a 56-year-old Lahaina man, who was bitten at Honolua Bay on December 8.

Humpback whale songs provide insight to population changes
Following reports of unusually low whale numbers that began in 2015–16, UH researchers examined song chorusing recorded at six sites off Maui.

More than 2,000 free courses provided through Oʻahu Back to Work
By the end of December 2020, the University of Hawaiʻi will have exceeded its goal of delivering 2,000 free courses to unemployed residents through the Oʻahu Back to Work program. The short-term employment training program funded by CARES Act funds...

UH Mānoa prompts prospective students ‘it starts here’
New digital ads showcasing the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will be popping up in Facebook and Instagram feeds in mid-December through June 1, 2021, to encourage prospective students to consider staying local and attending UH Mānoa amid new unce...

Winners of 7-Eleven culinary competition savor victory
Japanese and Korean cuisine creations by University of Hawaiʻi culinary students will be highlighted in 7-Eleven Hawaii stores for a limited time in 2021. In December, eight UH culinary students from Kapiʻolani and Leeward Community Colleges compet...

New UH lab provides free, rapid result COVID-19 test to underserved
The University of Hawaii Tropical Medicine Clinical Laboratory (TMCL) is ramping up operations to meet its mission of providing free, rapid result (24-48 hours) COVID-19 testing to those with limited access to healthcare and health insurance, as well...

Offshore submarine freshwater discovery raises hopes for islands worldwide
Twice as much freshwater is stored offshore of Hawai‘i Island than was previously thought, according to a University of Hawai‘i study with important implications for volcanic islands around the world. An extensive reservoir of freshwater within t...

Application deadline for UH community colleges extended
The University of Hawaii Community Colleges have extended the deadline to apply for admissions to December 29, 2020. Prospective students now have more time to consider the benefits and convenience of attending one of seven UH community colleges: Haw...

More scholarships available for furloughed, unemployed residents
The University of Hawaiʻi is striving to help the state’s financially hurting residents in multiple ways by providing higher education opportunities and training to build better lives. The latest opportunity is a second offering of the UH Communit...

2021 optimism, UH Mānoa reorganization: President's November report
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner made his report to the Board of Regents at their meeting on November 19, 2020. Highlights include spring 2021 plans, UH Mānoa reorganization, extramural funding and more. Learn more at UH News: https:/...

UH students get the scoop on real-life business
Lucy's Lab Creamery is managed by University of Hawaii at Manoa students. For more information, go to UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/11/17/scoop-on-real-life-business/

Don't flush, burn it! Incineration toilet could solve cesspool problem
HIMB is the first in the state to begin operating a state-of-the-art incineration toilet that uses no water and produces no sewage.

UH helps residents return to college, earn degrees
The University of Hawaiʻi invites back Hawaiʻi residents who previously attended a UH campus but did not earn a credential. The launch of a new “Round two. Stronger you. Come Back to UH” campaign is reaching out to 250,000 Hawaiʻi residents wh...

Phase 2 of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific underway
The University of Hawaiʻi’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific (CIP) launched Phase 2 with a small, physically distanced Hawaiian blessing held on the slopes of Diamond Head on October 28. CIP is a statewide network of culinary arts academic and no...

Fall enrollment, bond savings: UH president's October report
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner made his report to the Board of Regents at their meeting on October 15, 2020. Highlights include fall 2020 enrollment, successful bond refinance, UH football 2020 season and more. Learn more at UH News:...

UFO spotted over Hawaiʻi likely spent rocket
Thousands were mesmerized by a mysterious flurry of lights that appeared to float across Hawaiʻi’s evening sky on October 24, 2020. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy Professor Richard Wainscoat believes onlookers witnessed ...

Pioneering wireless technology ALOHAnet honored as engineering milestone
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Engineering was the birthplace of a revolutionary wireless communication technology nearly 50 years ago, and the project that started it, ALOHAnet, was recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Elec...

Cultural webinar series launched to uplift during pandemic
To help foster Indigenous well-being, Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao unveiled a cultural webinar series showcasing music, dance and storytelling hosted by sources from across UH’s 10 campuses. Read more news from the University of Hawaiʻi campuses: uhnews...

Incoming class of 2021 gets a ‘Fast Pass’ to UH
The University of Hawaiʻi is making it easier for Class of 2021 Hawaii public high school seniors to apply for admission next fall. The UH Fast Pass Initiative seeks to eliminate barriers that prevent students from enrolling in post-secondary educat...

Public invited to virtual open house on proposed UH Hilo teaching telescope
The University of Hawaii at Hilo virtual open house runs September 26–October 26 and will provide information on the proposed telescope, site and project timeline. Learn more at UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/09/26/teaching-telescope-op...

Public can help monitor coral health with new tool
The Hawaiian Koʻa Card is free to the public and available for pick-up at the Division of Aquatic Resources Offices.

UH satellite to collect neutrons in space
Neutron-1, a spacecraft involving more than 100 University of Hawaii students, faculty, staff and volunteers, will be launched on October 1, 2020.

Oahu Back to Work news conference
A news conference on September 28, 2020 announcing the Oʻahu Back to Work initiative, a partnership of the City and County of Honolulu and the University of Hawaiʻi. Learn more at UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/09/28/oahu-back-to-work/

UH Community Colleges launch free training initiative to get O‘ahu Back to Work
In an effort to fill the growing employment gap on Oʻahu, the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges will be offering free job skills courses this Fall. The initiative, Oʻahu Back to Work, is a partnership of the City and County of Honolulu and ...

Sleep hygiene critical during COVID-19 pandemic
As many try to navigate this new normal the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) wants to call attention to a portion of our daily lives that we may take for granted, ...

40% of Oʻahu beaches could be lost by mid-century
Researchers assessed the shoreline around Oʻahu most vulnerable to erosion under three scenarios of sea-level rise—all estimated to occur before, and shortly after mid-century.

President’s September 2020 highlights and updates
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner makes his report to the UH Board of Regents, September 17, 2020. More on UH: uhnews.org

Next Steps initiative boosts thousands of high school graduates
More than 2,700 recent public high school graduates prepared for college and careers this summer for free through the Next Steps to Your Future initiative, a partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges and Hawaiʻi P–20 Partne...

Maui 8th graders’ satellite discovery nets national attention
University of Hawaii mentored students Wilson Chau and Holden Suzuki helped scientists determine a 1,070-pound space satellite would explode over the South Pacific on August 29, 2020. For more go to UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/09/01/m...

Navy establishes long-requested ROTC program at UH Mānoa
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has signed a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Navy to officially establish a new Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) unit at the university, which will begin training students in fall 2021. The part...

UH Sea Grant provides critical support in Waikīkī Beach renewal, recovery
Replacing the Royal Hawaiian groin is the first of many beach improvement projects planned for the next several years.

UH Mānoa Provost welcomes students, employees to fall 2020
University of Hawaii at Manoa Provost Bruno welcomes students, faculty and staff to the fall 2020 semester in the age of COVID-19.

UH president’s August 2020 highlights and updates
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner made his report to the Board of Regents at their meeting on August 20, 2020. For more go to UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/08/20/president-august-2020-report/

UH reduces presence on campuses as COVID-19 impacts increase in Hawaiʻi
University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner news conference on August 10, 2020 For more on UH News: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/08/10/reduced-presence-on-campuses/

First Native Hawaiian to earn applied math PhD multiplies successes
Math never tasted so good. In winter 2020, University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu students learned the Pythagorean theorem using multicolored Starburst candy squares to visually represent a² + b² = c² and got a sweet reward for their efforts. It’...

Project preps traffic for self-driving cars, more
A University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering pilot project is expected to greatly improve traffic flow through a critical Honolulu corridor, while giving students hands-on experience to prepare them for future careers. For more on the proj...

Waikiki Aquarium adds non-native coral species to its collection
Recently extracted non-native coral species from patch reefs in Oahu’s Kaneohe Bay were donated to the Waikiki Aquarium for bio-secure housing and display. The donation came from a team from the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of ...

Algae species discovered infesting NW Hawaiian waters has been identified
A newly-identified, fast-growing species of algae poses a major threat to coral reefs and the ocean ecosystem. It was previously discovered in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument by a team of researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi, West...

Recently unemployed get boost from new UH Community College scholarship
To help prospective students who are furloughed or unemployed, the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges have announced the new Kūlia Scholarship for individuals whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more at UH News...

Leeward CC becomes UH’s first net-zero campus
Leeward Community College has flipped the switch on becoming one of the first virtually net-zero campuses in the country. The campus is generating 97 percent of its energy through on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems, including solar shade canopies and ...

President’s July 2020 highlights and updates
University of Hawaii President Lassner's report to the UH Board of Regents at the July 16, 2020 meeting. Highlights include COVID-19 guidelines and preparations, enrollment and UH research projects. More about UH at UH News: uhnews.org

Exemption for out-of-state UH students part of extended quarantine
Gov. David Ige announced July 13, 2020 at a news conference that Hawaiʻi is extending the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers through August. The University of Hawaiʻi fall semester is scheduled to begin, Monday, August 24. The e...

UH releases interim COVID-19 guidelines for its 10 campuses
The University of Hawaii released interim COVID-19 guidelines on July 1, 2020 for its 10 campuses across the state for the upcoming academic year. The university’s top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of its students, employees an...

Life Sciences Building ushers in new era at UH Mānoa
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Life Sciences Building will be home to the College of Natural Sciences biology, microbiology and botany departments along with the Pacific Biosciences Research Center.

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