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University of Hawai‘i Receives $3.3 Million to Bolster College to Career Pathways across the State

The University of Hawai‘i (UH) today announced a $3 million grant from Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening America’s education to employment pathways, to continue the advancement of career pathways in Hawai‘i. In addition, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation provided a $300,000 grant to amplify the work across the state.

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Patriot Parents
A Tribute to Patriot Parents
May 24, 2018

Now, more than a hundred years after an ambitious young man and his picture bride began their story in America, their youngest child Esther Arinaga honors them with endowments in a tribute to their creativity, dedication, and struggle on behalf of others.

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DB and Marilyn Dunlap
Marilyn Dunlap creates a new fund to support Hawaiian Monk Seal Research at the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research

Marilyn Dunlap, associate director of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) and director of the Biological Electron Microscope Facility, has donated $45,000 to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation to create a new fund supporting Hawaiian Monk Seal research at the University of Hawai‘i’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) in honor of her late husband, DB Dunlap, and his tireless work researching and protecting Hawaiian Monk Seals on Oahu.

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Jones Valdescaro
Jones and Valdescaro join UH Foundation team

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is delighted to welcome Hugh R. Jones and Eric Valdescaro to its management team.

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Dr. Robert Nichols
UH Researcher discovers new approach to potentially stop Alzheimer’s Disease in its tracks
April 30, 2018

Recognized by its ability to steal memories and target the aging population, Alzheimer’s Disease has long been without a cure — but a University of Hawaiʻi – Mānoa (UHM) Scientist hopes to change that.

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Student Callers
Student Fundraiser Makes Connections and a $200,000 Difference
April 26, 2018

Student callers work hard every night, knowing that through their efforts, they are helping UH students and programs statewide.

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