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November 29, 2020

UH Researchers Join in Discovery of Second Minimoon

A team of 23 researchers from 14 academic institutions announced a study on the second minimoon ever discovered, dubbed 2020 CD3, on Nov. 22, 2020. 
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November 27, 2020

UH Maui College Participating In National Giving Tuesday Initiative Dec. 1

For the first time, the University of Hawai’i system is participating in the national annual Giving Tuesday initiative, on Dec. 1, to raise funds for the colleges and their students.
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November 25, 2020

Fresh Water Leak Discovery Off Hawai’i Island Raises Hopes for Renewable Water Resource

A study by the University of Hawai‘i showed that twice as much fresh water is stored offshore of Hawai‘i Island, more than previously thought. The recent findings mapped by UH researchers with Hawai‘i EPSCoR ‘Ike Wai project revealed an extensive reservoir of fresh water within the submarine southern flank of the Hualālai aquifer. 
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November 08, 2020

UH Helps Residents Return to College, Earn Degrees

The launch of a new “Round two. Stronger you. Come Back to UH” campaign is reaching out to 250,000 Hawaiʻi residents who have “some credits, no degree” (DBEDT, 2019).
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October 27, 2020

Travel from Japan to Hawai‘i Begins Nov. 6 with Pre-Travel Testing Program

Starting Friday, Nov. 6, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaiʻi’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Japan. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test must be negative.
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October 26, 2020

Webinar Explores Ways Hawaiʻi Could Restore Travel From Japan

A webinar on restoring travel from Japan and featuring travel and tourism executives representing Japanese companies and organizations in Hawai‘i will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom.
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October 19, 2020

UH Medical School Lab to Begin COVID-19 Testing Operations TODAY

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and University of Hawaiʻi's John A. Burns School of Medicine begin COVID-19 testing operations today at the new JABSOM Tropical Medicine Lab. The program expands the COVID-19 surge capacity for traditional diagnostic tests and will prioritize access to underserved, uninsured and front-line workers who may require multiple tests for
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October 16, 2020

UH Maui College Enrollment Declines 1.9 Percent for Fall Semester

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout, University of Hawaiʻi Maui College enrollment dropped 1.9 percent for the fall semester to 2,396 students.
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September 28, 2020

University of Hawaiʻi Will Receive $3.4 Million in New Federal Funding To Improve COVID-19 Testing in Vulnerable Communities

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa will receive $3.4 million in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to support efforts to eliminate COVID-19 disparities among Hawai‘i’s vulnerable populations, including Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
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September 23, 2020

UH Maui Students Successfully Compete in Hack-a-thon Autonomous Vehicle Tech Race

The University of Hawaiʻi Autonomous Vehicle Technology Team, made up of students from both the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, competed in a qualifying “hack-a-thon” race for the Indy Autonomous Challenge, placing tenth overall and sixth in the fastest lap competition.
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September 14, 2020

UH Campuses Earn Ranking in U.S. News and World Report

UH Hilo was named as the nation’s most ethnically diverse campus. UH West Oʻahu ranked No. 3 among top U.S. public schools in the West and No. 16 among best regional colleges in the West. In addition, UH West Oʻahu is the No. 7 best college for veterans and No. 23 in top performers for social mobility.
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September 14, 2020

UH Researcher Discovers Susceptibility Genes for Pancreatic Cancer

A study published Wednesday by a University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researcher, Lang Wu, identified six novel susceptibility genes for pancreatic risk. Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality in Hawai'i and the study will help researchers implement risk assessment strategies to improve pancreatic cancer outcomes.
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August 17, 2020

UH Gets $1.5 Million in Grants for Programs Focused on Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources

The funding is part of a competitive grant program for Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions to promote educational equity for underrepresented students, expand education programs, and provide job training in these fields.
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August 14, 2020

Baby Oysters Represent Next Generation to Improve Water Quality at Mā‘alaea

A small bag of 100 tiny Hawaiian oysters, gathered earlier this week under State of Hawai‘i permit by staff of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, represents the “next generation” in the nonprofit organization’s work to use oysters to filter and clean ocean water in Māʻalaea Bay.
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August 07, 2020

Campus Preparation Underway at University of Hawaiʻi Maui College

Administrators at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College continue to prepare the campus for student arrival on Aug. 24, 2020.
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