College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Celebrates 100 Years with Festival and Symposium

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marlene Hapai, (808)-956-6997
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Posted: Sep 21, 2001

The first in a series of celebrations will be held on Friday, September 28, as the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa‘s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) commemorates 100 years of service to the State of Hawaiʻi.

Established in 1901 with the opening of Hawaiʻi‘s first agricultural experiment station, CTAHR has grown over the years as a land grant college to incorporate academic and extension programs as well. UH Manoa was founded in 1907 with the creation of the College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, CTAHR‘s predecessor.

A mini "Made in Hawaiʻi" Festival will be held on Friday, September 28, on the Campus Center‘s second floor featuring hands-on interaction. Visitors will be able to sample the "fruits of CTAHR research" including coffee, sugarcane, vanilla, papaya, awa, taro and pineapple. Free soil testing and insect and plant disease analysis will also be available. Displays will feature information on termites and resistant basil, as well as new varieties of flowers that visitors will be able to arrange and take with them. Guests can enjoy free samples, while some plants and items will be available for sale. CTAHR will also highlight its new academic programs during the event.

CTAHR is also hosting the Western Region Teaching Symposium on Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29. The symposium will begin on Friday at the UH Manoa Campus Center and will showcase University of Hawaiʻi achievements as well as those of other states in the Western Region. Educators from nine states in the Western Region and Pacific Land Grant Institutions will speak, including keynote speakers Tom Angelo of the School for New Learning of DePaul University and James Knight of the University of Arizona.

The symposium will focus on teaching "TIPS" applicable to both formal and non-formal situations. These TIPS will be provided through workshops, posters and presentations that will inform attendees about and involve them in the following areas:

Teachers: Meeting Professional ChallengesInstitutions: Changing with the TimesPrograms: Reflecting Today‘s and Tomorrow‘s NeedsStudents: Understanding Diverse Profiles

Visit for registration information for the symposium. For more information about events being held to commemorate CTAHR‘s 100 years of service to the state of Hawaiʻi, contact Marlene Hapai, CTAHR Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at 956-6997 or

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