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Discover the University of Hawaii at Manoa

March 20, 2012


Generating Research Solutions for a Global Ohana

A year ago—on March 11, 2011—my husband, Bill, and I were in a waiting room at Narita International Airport when the building shook violently. We were experiencing the 9.0 earthquake that led to the devastating tsunami that took 20,000 lives in Japan. This past weekend, one year later, we were back in Japan, where we attended two major events at the invitation of Tohoku University in Sendai. One was a commemorative tribute to the one-year earthquake/tsunami disaster and the other was a forum for collaborative academic efforts on an international scale.

It was a great honor to be invited to participate in the Forum for International Research Collaboration in Sendai, where we were joined by representatives of Harvard and UCLA, and universities from around the world. UH Mānoa was proud and grateful to be invited as a United States representative, because we take very seriously our leadership role of being the only campus in Hawai‘i and one of only a handful of entities nationwide to be deemed a land-, sea- and space-grant research institution. We always have many exciting research projects—and distinguished researchers—at our University, and continue to welcome more and more on a regular basis. This issue of Discover Mānoa shares some of the latest advances.

Mahalo nui loa,

Virginia S. Hinshaw
Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa





  Sam Ting

Nobel Prize Winner

Physicist Samuel C.C. Ting, principal investigator for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, is joining the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. More »

    Historic Kuykendall Hall

One Smart Building

Historic Kuykendall Hall serves as a national model of how old buildings can be converted into zero-net energy research projects. More »





  Edmondson Makeover

Edmondson Makeover

A groundbreaking ceremony launches the renovation of a historic hall that will become the Center for Life Sciences Research and Teaching. More »

    Research design and data analysis skills

Building a Healthy Core

Dr. John Chen and his team at the medical school are offering up their research design and data analysis skills to appreciative researchers. More »



  Josepg Stiglitz Lecture  

Watch Video of Overflow Stiglitz Lecture

When a Nobel laureate who just happens to be one of the most influential economists in the nation comes to campus, the turnout can be so large that audience members may find themselves sitting on stage. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday, March 13, when Columbia University Professor and best-selling author Joseph Stiglitz gave a March 13 lecture at Orvis Auditorium. His Stephen and Marylyn Pauley Lecture on Sustainability was titled, “Where long-term and short-term goals converge: Using sustainability as an impetus for economic growth,” and may be viewed at the UHM site’s multimedia page.

  Eyeing the future of Indonesia

Eyeing Indonesia’s Future

Friday, March 23

This annual event shines the spotlight on Indonesia’s cultural diversity and looks at the country’s future in a globalized world. More »

    Jeff Jarvis

Attention, Jazz Lovers

Friday, March 23

Mānoa Jazz & Heritage Festival’s Spring concerts start with a snazzy Friday Jam featuring Jeff Jarvis on the trumpet. More »