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XLR8UH and Maui Food Innovation Center recognized for excellence

The University of Hawaiʻi announced that two of its accelerator programs, XLR8UH and the UH Maui College Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) at UH Maui College, were recipients of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2016 Growth Accelerator Competition awards. This marks the second straight year that both programs received the prestigious award and a $50,000 cash prize. XLR8UH and …

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XLR8UH announces eight teams for fifth cohort

The University of Hawaiʻi announced the selection of eight teams for the fifth cohort of its accelerator startup investment program—XLR8UH. The startups in this round include digital technology providing athletes and physicians ways to identify, measure and monitor sports concussions; a lifesaving blood analysis smartphone platform; and a data collection and project management platform for conservation and agriculture customers. The eight teams …

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Botany assistant professor awarded international fellowship

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Assistant Professor Nicole Hynson has been awarded a University of Bayreuth, Germany Junior International Fellowship. Hynson will help develop a field biology course for undergraduates from Europe interested in tropical ecology. She will also expand her current research collaborations with faculty and students from the University of Bayreuth to further examine the ecology and biogeography of …

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Mathematics assistant professor awarded NSF grant for topological data analysis

Yuriy Mileyko, assistant professor at UH Mānoa, is the recipient of a collaborative grant from the division of mathematical sciences at the National Science Foundation for a total amount of $220,000 beginning August 1st, 2016 for a duration of 3 years. The project is titled “Topological Invariants for Enhanced Data Analysis.” The general goal of this project, which will be carried …

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Examining access, equity and social capital in university honors programs

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Honors Program Faculty Specialist Siobhán Ní Dhonacha, has been selected as a presenter at the 51st National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference in Seattle, Washington, October 12–16. Ní Dhonacha will present the session entitled, “To Thine Own Self Be True, But First You Have To Get To Know Yourself: Access, Equity, and Social Capital in …

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Simons Foundation awards grants to UH Mānoa mathematics professors

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Assistant Professors Sarah Post and Rob Harron were each awarded a collaboration grant for mathematicians from the Simons Foundation. These $35,000 five-year grants began September 1, 2016, and will end August 31, 2021 with the primary goal to stimulate collaboration in the field of mathematics. The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of …

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Bringing math and science to the children of the Institute for Human Services

For the past six years, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Monique Chyba and her students in the Department of Mathematics have worked in association with the Institute for Human Services (IHS) to provide homeless children a weekly educational program. Mathematics, robotics and rocketry have been the leading themes of the sessions taught by undergraduate and graduate students from various …

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UH Mānoa Professor Casanova receives $499,000 NSF grant

Henri Casanova, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa information and computer sciences professor, was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for the project WRENCH: A Simulation Workbench for Scientific Workflow for Users, Developers and Researchers. This project received $499,000.00 in funding. In partnership with Rafael Ferreira da Silva at the Information Science Institute at the University of Southern California, this project …

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UH Mānoa professor recognized for unconventional career path

Scott Robertson, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa information and computer science professor, has been highlighted in an article about unconventional careers for behavioral scientists. The article, “Here, There, Everywhere,” appears in the September issue of the Association for Psychological Science Observer. “Here, There, Everywhere” states that roughly 14 percent of Association for Psychological Science members working in academia are doing so in departments other …

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UH Mānoa ranks well nationally and internationally

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has received global affirmation of its academic and research excellence in recently released national and international rankings. The 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings rated UH Mānoa 89 in the category Top Public Schools and 169 in National Universities. The rankings surveyed 1,600 colleges among more than 3,000 four-year institutions throughout …

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