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Engineering professor recognized with $500,000 national Early Career Award

Jingjing Li

Jingjing Li, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa mechanical engineering assistant professor, has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Award. One of NSF’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty, it is bestowed on teacher-scholars performing outstanding research and classroom education at the university level. Li was awarded $500,000 for her project, Surface Interactions in Dissimilar Material Joining. Processes ...

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UH Mānoa welcomes new vice chancellor for research

Michael S. Bruno

Michael S. Bruno has been appointed the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s new vice chancellor for research. He comes to campus from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he held the Feiler Professorship and served as dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science. Vice Chancellor Bruno holds an MSc in civil engineering from the ...

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Renowned child psychiatrist John McDermott remembered

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University of Hawaiʻi Emeritus Professor John F. “Jack” McDermott, a leading international figure in child psychiatry, died on December 6, 2015, just six days before his 86th birthday. McDermott was founding chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaiʻi’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. He expanded the understanding of social and cultural influences on child and ...

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UH mentor, students win big at national STEM conference

ʻIlima Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter

The ʻIlima Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter at the University of Hawaiʻi and its members were big winners at the 2015 SACNAS National Conference held October 29–31 in Washington, D.C. Hawaiʻi science students and professors received an Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, Distinguished Mentor Award and three Best Student Presentation Awards. Outstanding ...

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University of Hawaiʻi patent holders honored

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More than 60 faculty members, researchers and graduate students who hold U.S. patents were honored by the University of Hawaiʻi and presenting sponsor American Savings Bank at a dinner on September 24, 2015 at the Waialae Country Club. UH launched the first Hawaiʻi chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, an organization of more than 200 U.S. and international universities and ...

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75 percent of Hawaiʻi’s top physicians are UH medical school alumni or faculty

Some of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s 288 Honolulu Magazine “Top Doctors.”

The top doctors in the Hawaiʻi continue to be those affiliated with the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Nearly three of four physicians identified the September 2015 Honolulu Magazine as “Hawaiʻi’s Top Doctors” are graduates of the UH medical school, its MD residency or fellowship programs, or serve on its faculty. In ...

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Visionary medical school leader Ed Cadman dies at age 70

Edwin Cadman

Dr. Edwin Cadman, former dean of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), died on Wednesday morning, September 23 at the age of 70. Cadman was surrounded by his family in Corvallis, Oregon. Many people across Hawaiʻi will join the JABSOM ʻohana in mourning his loss. Cadman arrived at Hawaiʻi’s medical school at a critical ...

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David Karl wins $770,000 Balzan Prize in oceanography

Dr. David Karl

David Karl, director of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), was awarded the 2015 Balzan Prize in recognition of his lifetime of impactful research in the field of microbial oceanography. This honor includes a prize of 750,000 Swiss Francs ($770,000). Karl is also the Victor and Peggy Brandstrom Pavel ...

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UH astronomer to head division of International Astronomical Union

Artist's conception of a star (left) being ejected from a galaxy by a supernova explosion. In reality the supernova would have been faded away long before the star reached that position. Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA.

Nader Haghighipour, an astronomer at the Institute for Astronomyand the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been elected president of Division F (planetary systems and astrobiology) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for 2015–18. Haghighipour will have an important role in promoting and encouraging the study of planetary systems around our sun and outside our ...

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