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  • Academics at the University of Hawaii
    Related Links Academic Affairs Admissions information Class availability Faculty excellence This page is maintained by External Affairs and University Relations A Tradition of Excellence The unique geographic and cultural advantages of the University of Hawai i System foster expertise in a wide range of fields in the arts humanities sciences and professions From accounting to zoology professional development to vocational training individualized programs empower all students both young and adult to achieve their educational goals Recent academic news UH Researchers Solve Longstanding Genetic Question by Studying Corn Feb 12 2016 Mānoa UH Manoa Biosciences and Engineering scholars find a solution to the Centromere Paradox UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business receives reaccreditation from AACSB International Feb 12 2016 Mānoa AACSB International reconfirms accreditation for UHM Shilder College of Business Legacy gift benefits 42 UH community college students Feb 12 2016 System 42 winners of Shinshiro Scholarship for Sustainable Technology Education Training announced Pan STARRS Chases Source of LIGO Gravity Wave Event Feb 12 2016 Mānoa The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory or LIGO detects a ripple in spacetime CASAA board member heads veteran program at UH Manoa Feb 11 2016 Mānoa Nadine Shigezawa will lead Veterans in Transition to Academic

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  • External Affairs and University Relations Office :: University of Hawaii System
    of Hawai i System News News release archive Emergency information UH social media Facebook Twitter Instagram Flickr YouTube Vimeo Resources Faculty Staff Directory UH Style Guide Graphics Standards Web Standards Filming guidelines As the communications arm of the University of Hawai i System administration External Affairs and University Relations is the primary liaison with government and media content coordinator for UH System webpages and information source in the event of

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  • Mānoa: UH Researchers Solve Longstanding Genetic Question by Studying Corn | University of Hawaii News
    the centromere is at the cross point of the two arms Like the rest of the chromosome centromeres are composed of double stranded DNA and protein Centromeres play an essential role in cell division by ensuring that each new cell obtains a complete set of chromosomes Because the centromeres of all organisms play the same role it seems logical that an optimal DNA sequence might have evolved to perform this function and that all centromeres would have the same sequence However centromere DNA is highly variable This phenomenon has been called the centromere paradox and scientists have been trying to figure out what causes it The previously proposed centromere drive hypothesis which suggests that an arms race between centromeric DNA and its binding proteins necessitates their rapid evolution has yet to be proven conclusively Now Presting along with Kevin Schneider Zidian Xie and Thomas Wolfgruber has resolved the centromere paradox by following the turnover of DNA in centromeres of corn The team determined which DNA sequences serve as the centromere in different corn varieties using chromatin immunoprecipitation to isolate the DNA that interacts with centromere proteins followed by large scale DNA sequencing They used corn because of the tremendous genetic diversity captured in 10 000 years of breeding and its importance as a US crop In a detailed study of dozens of pure breeding strains of corn they concluded that intense selection for centromere linked genes encoding key traits related to the domestication and agronomic improvement of corn was responsible for the frequent turnover of repeats at the centromeres of corn but not of its wild inedible ancestor teosinte They discovered that loss of the ancestral centromeric repeat causes the centromere to move to a new location followed by colonization of these neocentromeres by a specific class of retrotransposons or

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  • Mānoa: UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business receives reaccreditation from AACSB International | University of Hawaii News
    faculty and alumni are committed to developing a more vibrant challenging and high quality learning environment for our students It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation said Robert D Reid executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence but their deans faculty and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students Founded in 1916 AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate masters and doctoral degrees in business and accounting AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world s business programs Today there are only 746 business schools in 51 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai i at Mānoa Founded in 1949 the college was named in 2006 after alumnus Jay H Shidler founder and managing partner of The Shidler Group In 2014 Shidler increased his initial gift of 25

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  • System: Legacy gift benefits 42 UH community college students | University of Hawaii News
    The Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges is pleased to announce the selection of 42 recipients for the 2016 Isamu Shinshiro Scholarship for Sustainable Technology Education and Technology The scholarship recipients are all pursuing degrees or certificates in programs that have been identified as supporting renewable energy sources energy efficiency pollution reduction and removal greenhouse gas reduction recycling and reuse and natural resources conservation as well as environmental compliance education and training and public awareness The late Isamu Shinshiro was a retired sewage treatment plan operator whose desire was to help lower or eliminate financial barriers that prevent community college students from accessing a good education and training in industries that sustain Hawai i s natural environment ecosystems and resource His 1 6 million gift supports annual scholarship distributions to eligible UH community college students Since its inception 2012 the Shinshiro Scholarship has benefited 95 students and distributed more than 78 000 We are deeply thankful for people like Isamu Shinshiro who had the foresight and generosity to be part of the solution for a better Hawai i said John Morton vice president for community colleges These students will benefit from Mr Shinshiro s legacy with skills that

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  • Mānoa: Pan-STARRS Chases Source of LIGO Gravity Wave Event | University of Hawaii News
    light will be seen in the sky Pan STARRS with its powerful surveying capability can rapidly map the region of the sky identified by LIGO compare it to the previous map and find anything that has changed To do this the powerful computers of Pan STARRS must construct a new image of the sky and then carefully subtract the pre existing deep sky image Whatever remains are the objects that have changed in the universe since the map was made called transients In the large area provided by LIGO there will be many more common variable objects like supernovae stellar flares highly variable stars even variations in the active nuclei of galaxies also fueled by black holes The team had to eliminate the normal ones and search for something truly new But Pan STARRS was prepared for this from its years of ground breaking work on every kind of astronomical transient I ve been interested in gravity waves since I was kid says Pan STARRS Director Ken Chambers an astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii He jumped at the possibly to sign up with LIGO to get their email alerts Most people thought the odds of them finding anything were to small to spend anytime on it but I was thrilled at the chance But when that email came in the night he knew it would be hard The region LIGO had identified as most likely to contain the source was rising with the Sun at dawn observable only for a few minutes before the sky became too bright With its infrared filters PanSTARRS could observe the brightening sly for longer and over the course of a few weeks PS1 was able to map the most important sky regions PS1 identified 56 astronomical explosions over 41 days after the LIGO event But what were they Professor Stephen Smartt Director of the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen s University Belfast leader of the spectroscopic effort to follow up the Pan STARRS discoveries explains We didn t find anything in our data that was likely related to the gravitational wave source We discovered over 50 new sources that are normal supernovae exploding stars that we find all the time We didn t see any hint of unusual behavior There are two likely reasons One is that the source was too far in the southern hemisphere not visible from Hawaii The other is that the source may have been too faint to detect it in the time available That is science says Chambers Sometimes all you can report is what you don t see because that is important information too LIGO has opened a brand new field of astronomy and confirmation from facilities like Pan STARRS will be very important to understanding them A scientific paper describing the details of the Pan STARRS follow up effort has been submitted to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society The limits Pan STARRS has set for a potential counterpart

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  • Mānoa: CASAA board member heads veteran program at UH Manoa | University of Hawaii News
    to Academic Leadership VITAL She will also assist staff with veteran issues Housed in the Queen Liliuokalani Center for Student Services Shigezawa s presence reflects a unique new partnership between the VA and UH Mānoa Previously veterans had to go to the VA for help resulting in fewer of them taking advantage of critical services Shigezawa is pleased to take the work she has done for the VA for over 22 years to her alma mater She earned her degrees at Mānoa a BA in Psychology French MA in Psychology and PhD in Psychology About VITAL The VITAL program seeks to provide a link between the VA and university campuses in order to better support student veterans integration back into the community through their success in educational pursuits Services offered through the VITAL program for veterans include On campus clinical counseling for student veterans with PTSD or other concerns including relationship problems stress associated with attending college anger management depression insomnia or general adjustment to civilian life Assistance with enrollment and accessing medical care through the VA Information to help veterans utilize their GI Bill VA Vocational Rehab and other benefits Consultation with instructors to facilitate understanding of potential difficulties for veterans within the learning environment Services offered to faculty and staff include Consultation presentations regarding the mental health concerns common to veterans and services offered by the VA Availability to serve as a guest lecturer on topics such as PTSD the VA s role as a health care provider or other related military or mental health concerns Collaboration with veterans counselors or organizations currently located on campus to promote veterans adjustment to the campus environment Possible collaboration with VA on research projects For more information please contact Dr Shigezawa at 808 594 8039 The College of Languages Linguistics Literature

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  • Technology at the University of Hawaii
    array of services to support the teaching learning administration and research endeavors of the students faculty and staff of the UH community ITS works closely with other offices across the system to meet the challenging and expanding computing and communications needs of the university Key technology initiatives include Distance education programs developed at UH reach throughout the state and worldwide offering new models of distributed learning UH is active with the global Kuali initiative to develop open source software for higher education administration and is currently utilizing the Kuali Financial System Kuali Coeus and Kuali Rice Utilizing federal ARRA funding UH is implementing gigabit speed fiber optic connections to public schools public libraries and UH facilities on all islands throughout the State of Hawaii with new high speed connections to global research education and networks Technology news Pan STARRS Chases Source of LIGO Gravity Wave Event Feb 12 2016 Mānoa The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory or LIGO detects a ripple in spacetime University of Hawai i Data Visualization Expert to Build Top System Dec 16 2015 System The University of Hawai i at Mānoa will be home to the best data visualization system in the U S Latest Updates

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