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Mānoa’s Reaccreditation Moves Ahead

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities has approved the advancement of Mānoa’s reaccreditation process.

College of Business Ranks Among Nation’s Best

Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business claimed a spot among the nation’s best business programs, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s annual list of top undergraduate business programs.

Walgreens Funds Diversity in Pharmacy

Hilo’s College of Pharmacy has received $10,000 from retail pharmacy Walgreens to fund a diversity initiative at the university. This gift will fund a program to heighten student understanding of Native Hawaiian culture, as well as one scholarship for a pharmacy student who has made efforts toward raising awareness or educating others regarding diversity in […]

Hilo Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Funded

Subaru Telescope presented Hilo with a gift of $8,600 on behalf of the Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Astronomy, which will support a Hilo student pursuing a degree in physics or astronomy over four consecutive years of study.

Remaking Area Studies

Mānoa Associate Professor Terence Wesley-Smith and Professor Jon Goss published Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning across Asia and the Pacific. This collection identifies the challenges facing area studies as an organized intellectual project in this era of globalization, focusing in particular on conceptual issues and implications for pedagogical practice in Asia and the Pacific.

New Online Social Work Journal Launched

Mānoa’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work launched the first online publication issue of the Journal of Indigenous Voices in Social Work. The peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to improving social work practice and expanding knowledge relevant to indigenous peoples and the communities in which they live.

In Memoriam

Ira J. Lichton, Mānoa emeritus professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition, passed away on March 10.

UH Happenings This Week

Mānoa᾿s Edible Book Contest, Honolulu’s Auto Show, Kauaʻi’s Easter festival and more.

Studying Chile’s Geological Shift

Mānoa Associate Researcher Benjamin Brooks is co-principal investigator of a study to determine the geological consequences of the February earthquake in Chile. The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far apart as the Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil.

Examining Regional Climate Change Patterns

Analyzing global model warming projections in models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a team of scientists headed by Mānoa Professor Shang-Ping Xie of the International Pacific Research Center, finds that ocean temperature patterns in the tropics and subtropics will change in ways that will lead to significant changes in rainfall patterns.

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