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Dave and Lindy Bess and Debra and Christopher Helm
Alumnus Christopher Helm establishes $100,000 endowment for leadership award at Shidler College

Shidler College of Business alumnus Christopher Helm and wife Debra have established a $100,000 endowment through the Helm Family Trust to endow the David Bess Leadership Award. Each year, the award is presented to a promising student leader during the college’s Business Night event.

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Trailblazing microbiome research receives $1M W.M. Keck Foundation grant

This will be the first time an entire watershed, ridge to reef, has been studied to map its microbial communities and their ecosystem processes.

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Hawaiian Electric Funds Electric Vehicle for JABSOM HOME Project

Hawaiian Electric Company and the HEI Charitable Foundation have donated $30,000 to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Hawai‘i Homeless Outreach & Medical Education Project (HOME) to purchase an electric vehicle.  It will be used to transport homeless patients to medical and dental appointments.

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U.S Senator Daniel K. Akaka and Rebekah Loving
Scholarship Recipient Reflects on Akaka’s living with Aloha
September 5, 2018

A woman with the desire to inspire others to pursue their dreams with aloha, she shared her thoughts on the impact Senator Akaka and this scholarship are making in her life.

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Clearing obstacles to a healthy planet
September 4, 2018

Our mission is to clear the path for one hundred percent clean energy. There is barrier after barrier to get there, so our work is about clearing the obstacles.

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Glass Studio Improvements Ensure Unbroken Tradition
August 30, 2018

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s glass art area, designed in 1972, is one of the nation’s first glass studios built within a university.

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