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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    Engineering at UH Mānoa Two of Ohta s goals in teaching are shaping students into critical thinkers and life long learners and enhancing student educational experience through innovative approaches to undergraduate education One of his efforts includes inverting a course by pre recording lectures which are viewed by students prior to class using class time to interactively solve problems and participate in collaborations and discussion Recognized by his colleagues for his outstanding teaching and mentoring they highlight specifically the required undergraduate course sequence where he carries one of the highest teaching loads in the department As testament to his dedication many of Ohta s undergraduate students are awardees in project competitions at the campus national and international levels and other undergraduate projects have led to conference and journal publications He is described as an exceptional advisor and mentor to students awarded for their projects and for their assistant teaching The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    draws on feminist pedagogy to emphasize student engagement and involves students in the production of knowledge through the use of collaborative projects peer review and participatory digital media As digital technology becomes a dominant mode through which the world is experienced she has thought more creatively about her pedagogy and about the spaces in which she teaches Saraswati s motivation and passion for the subjects she teaches is one of many reasons why students continue taking classes with her She consistently creates an atmosphere of respect and excitement which in turn fosters critical discussion among students Saraswati is also commended for the synergy productivity mentoring and professional development that she generates among the group of teaching assistants In a department with a growing graduate certificate program she practices capable expertise and leadership in directing the program and managing the considerable demand for a PhD in the field of women s studies that her leadership is generating The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    Excellence in Teaching Teaching Medal Award Winner Ron D Solis Mānoa Ron Kekeha Solis is an assistant professor at Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language in Hawai inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at UH Mānoa Solis is an exemplary teacher and scholar in an eclectic field of teaching and scholarship that includes language and culture āina based and experiential learning educational technology and filmmaking and history and activism Deeply cognizant of the saying A ohe pau ka ike i ka hālau ho okahi all knowledge is not taught in the same school his teaching situates learning in public places as well as in the classroom He works to engage student scholars to problem solve in an interdisciplinary manner and develops research protocols and processes that are culturally meaningful and sound Over the years he has established and firmly sustained a community university link including having broadcast daily headline news stories in Hawaiian language over Hawai i Public Radio and by having been lead writer for a weekly Hawaiian language column appearing weekly in the Hoku Buletina Honolulu Star Bulletin Colleagues recognize him as the world s foremost authority in the area of lelo no eau proverbial sayings the primary focus of his doctoral dissertation written entirely in Hawaiian Many students have expressed the profound impact of his commitment to teaching and his respect and compassion for his students The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view previous years winners 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    Takeya Honolulu Norman Takeya is an assistant professor for the Construction Management program at Honolulu Community College Takeya s students praise him for making the most of each class and ensuring that students understand the subject matter of each chapter They also say that he gives examples from personal experiences and brings in professionals of a particular field trade to speak in class Takeya is also commended for supporting his students in activities beyond the classroom having spent hours helping students find employment in the industry and participating in industry organizations The student chapter of the industry organization paired students with mentors which provided real world information about their career path His students were encouraged to participate in various remodel expos and residential competitions resulting in several awards including first place for outstanding student chapter The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view previous years winners 2014 2013

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching :: University of Hawaii System
    96822 808 956 8111 Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching Teaching Medal Award Winner Charles K Whitten Windward Charles Whitten is a professor and counselor at Windward Community College Whitten has great compassion for students and their families is a light of hope to those in need of encouragement and is a humble and respected leader For nearly 40 years Whitten has taught classes counseled students and served the college and university in numerous capacities Whitten offers hope to many students who are struggling in their classes or are dealing with personal trials He listens with care and patiently helps students who are frustrated overwhelmed and in some cases have a great sense of hopelessness all reasons to discontinue their pursuit of education Whitten is a voice of comfort and reason and has guided many students through rough times As a senior member of the student affairs staff Whitten s knowledge wisdom and experience provides stability to a busy department He is a respected leader who has served as acting dean many times and represented the college in various Faculty Senate roles participated in numerous strategic planning and campus committees and served on a number of accreditation teams for the college His commitment to Windward CC is genuine as he continues to serve both student and institution with excellence The Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students The board also awards the Regents Medal for Excellence in Research Select a recipient for more about that individual Or view previous years winners 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1965 2015 Norman Q Arancon Hilo

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    Medal Award Winner J Patrick Henry Astronomy J Patrick Henry is a professor and astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy At the forefront of x ray observations of galaxy clusters for over 30 years Henry is only one of a dozen at the university recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science He is the recipient of several international prizes such as the Humboldt Senior Research Award from the German Humboldt Foundation for lifetime accomplishments in astronomy and the 2008 Bruno Rossi Prize of the High Energy Division of the American Astronomical Society the most prestigious international award in the field of high energy astrophysics He is consistently ranked as one of the best teachers by students and is an active contributor to the Institute for Astronomy s public outreach program The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for Excellence in Teaching Select a recipient for more about that individual Previous Winners 2011 2007 2006 2002 2001 1965 2011 J Patrick Henry Astronomy

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research :: University of Hawaii System
    for Excellence in Research Research Medal Award Winner Milton Garces Geophysics and planetology An associate professor in UH Mānoa s Hawai i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology Milton Garces is considered a forefront in the field of infrasonics in which he has developed unique research potential He participated in the analysis of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident providing detailed information of the initial break up of the spacecraft over California Garces has also developed new techniques based on his research of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which may lead to distant detection of large tsunami waves that might hit Hawai i In addition his approach to monitor and interpret the force of surf breaking on beaches will help to predict coastal hazards in Hawai i The Regents Medal for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Board of Regents in recognition of scholarly contributions that expand the boundaries of knowledge and enrich the lives of students and the community The board also awards the Regents 8217 Medal for Excellence in Teaching Select a recipient for more about that individual Current awardees and links to archives 2006 Milton Garces Geophysics and planetology Albert Kim Civil and environmental engineering Tobias Owen Astronomy

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  • Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research 1965-2001 :: University of Hawaii System
    Landry Oceanography Mānoa Professor Maqsudul Alam Microbiology Mānoa Associate Professor 2000 Francois Roddier Institute for Astronomy Mānoa Professor Ralph Freese Mathematics Mānoa Professor 1999 John Learned Physics and Astronomy Mānoa Professor Rosemary Gillespie Pacific Biomedical Reserch Center Mānoa Associate Professor Yadong Luo Management and Industrial Relations Mānoa Associate Professor 1998 Garry A Rechnitz Chemistry Hilo Paul Wessel Geology and Geophysics Mānoa George Roderick Center for Conservation Research and Training Pacific Biomedical Research Center Mānoa 1997 Lennox Cowie Institute for Astronomy Mānoa Professor Ben Finney Anthropology Mānoa Professor Roderick Dashwood Environmental Biochemistry Mānoa Associate Professor 1996 Bruce Tabashnik Entomology Mānoa Senior David Bercovici Geology and Geophysics Mānoa Junior Kathryn Klingebiel European Language and Literature Mānoa Junior 1995 Michael Speidel History Mānoa Senior John Mahoney Geology and Geophysics Mānoa Junior 1994 Meda Chesney Lind Women s Studies Mānoa Junior David Jewitt Institute for Astronomy Mānoa Senior David Karl Oceanography Mānoa Senior 1993 M E Bitterman Psychology Pacific Biomedical Rresearch Center Mānoa Senior Diane Ullman Entomology Mānoa Junior 1992 Richard Moore Chemistry Mānoa Derek Bickerton Linguistics Social Science Research Institute Mānoa Marshall Johnson Entomology Mānoa 1991 Fred Mackenzie Oceanography Mānoa Stephen Palumbi Zoology Mānoa 1990 Charles Fadley Chemistry Mānoa Ronald Hammar Anatomy and Reproductive Biology Mānoa 1989 Caroline Blanchard Pacific Biomedical Research Center Mānoa Honolulu Community College Elaine Hatfield Psychology Mānoa 1988 Ryuzo Yanagimachi Anatomy and Reproductive Biology Mānoa E Gordon Grau Hawai i Institute of Marine Biology Mānoa 1987 Wasim Siddiqui Tropical Medicine Mānoa Bruce Tabashinik Entomology Mānoa 1986 Robert Liu Chemistry Mānoa Richard Immerman History Mānoa 1985 George Walker Geology and Geophysics Mānoa David Karl Oceanography Mānoa 1984 Ian R Gibbons Pacific Biomedical Research Center Mānoa 1983 Patricia Jacobs Anatomy and Reproductive Biology Mānoa 1982 Newton Morton Population Genetics Lab Mānoa 1981 Walter Johnson History Mānoa 1980 James Brewbaker Horticulture Mānoa

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