University of Hawaii System newsletter

Telescope Establishes Near-Earth Asteroid Discovery Record

The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakalā discovered 19 near-Earth asteroids, the most asteroids discovered by one telescope on a single night.

Hilo College of Pharmacy Offers Two New Degrees

The Board of Regents approved the bachelor of arts in pharmacy studies and the doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences as provisional programs at Hilo’s College of Pharmacy effective fall 2011.

Water Resources Awarded Grant to Study Wastewater Reuse

Mānoa’s Water Resources Research Center Interim director Chittaranjan Ray and Junior Specialist Philip Moravcik received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to study the uptake of pharmaceutical compounds by edible plants under differing conditions of soil moisture stress.

New Appointments

Lynne Waters appointed associate vice president for external affairs and Unyong Nakata promoted to director of development for Shidler College of Business.

UH Students Selected National Service Award Semifinalists

UH Mānoa students Josue E. “Sway” Nunez and Man Ling Lam and Kapiʻlani student Jessica Mattos were named semifinalist for Washington Campus Compact and Inspireum’s Students In Service Awards.

Debate Team Remains Tops in the State

Members of the Mānoa Debate and Forensics Society successfully defended their Hawaiʻi championship status with victories at the inter-varsity British Parliamentary debate tournament

UH Happenings This Week

Mānoa’s Reformer’s Brush exhibit, Kauaʻi’s Annual Grand Buffet, Hilo’s orchestra and chorus performance and more.


Fire alarm systems testing on Mānoa campus

West Oʻahu Develops Insurance Program

West Oʻahu develops an innovative new program designed to meet the national growing need for skilled insurance professionals with support from local insurance companies.

New Fellowship Supports Sustainable Coastal Tourism

Mānoa’s Kimberly Burnett, Jonathan Osorio, David Karl and Daniel Spencer are first cohort in the Sustainable Coastal Tourism Fellowship Program

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